Following on from our report which gave you an estimation on what you might have to pay for the recently announced BlackBerry Playbook tablet, we now want to know what you, as a consumer are ‘willing’ to pay for it.
I think the old saying ‘the latest technology comes at a price’ applies with the Playbook and it is looking likely that customers will have to pay a considerable amount more than the iPad to pick one up.
We told you yesteday how the Playbook may be priced at $1000 or even higher, but can you really afford these kinds of prices? The average consumers cannot, and while the Playbook is equipped with some very impressive hardware specs, it may have to be priced evenly if RIM’s sale targets are going to be met month on month.
In comparison to other devices on the market, the Apple iPad starts off at $499 for the 16GB WiFi model, and goes all the way up to $829 for the 64GB WiFi + 3G model. The Samsung Galaxy Tab prices have still not been officially confirmed, but reports are suggesting that it will come in at a starting price of $300 to 400.
Will the BlackBerry Playbook be priced similar to the iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab? Or will it be the considered the premium tablet on the market with a $1000 price point.
Let us know your thoughts on this, and what amount you would be willing to pay.