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BlackBerry Playbook: Price and Release Date Update – Sub $500?

We have some good news for those of you planning to pick up a swanky new BlackBerry Playbook next year, as RIM’s co-CEO Jim Balsillie has given us an update regarding the crucial pricing of the device.

As reported from Engadget, Balsillie has apparently gone on record to say that the upcoming BlackBerry Playbook will be ‘competitively priced’ and will definitely be priced ‘under $500’. His comments came in a Korean interview which was then intercepted by Bloomberg.

As for an update on the release date for the device, Engadget reports that the Playbook is still on course for a release during the first quarter of 2011 in America, followed by a release in other countries in Q2.

What are your thoughts on RIM’s pricing hints for the Playbook? How much would you be willing to pay for one?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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