BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet to Cost $300 – Analyst

John Jackson, an analyst from CSS Insight, estimates that the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet announced by RIM recently will cost $300 – $350, though RIM hasn’t said anything about price point yet. Regardless, anything under $400 would be an aggressive price point and compete with the Samsung Tab’s rumoured subsidized $300 pricetag, and the bare minimum $500 you would be pay for an iPad.

The BlackBerry PlayBook tablet is RIM’s first smartphone companion device, rocking HDMI-out, twin 1 GHz processors, 1 GB of RAM, a 7-inch 1024 x 600 touchscreen, a 3 megapixel forward-facing and 5 megapixel rear-facing camera (both capable of HD video capture), and a new operating system from QNX that specializes in stability and multimedia. Take a look at our eyes-on tour of the PlayBook to scope out the hermetically-sealed hardware.

If you’re hankering to pick one up, the BlackBerry PlayBook should be available in Q1 2011.

[via Bloomberg]

  • Intosh

    If true and if RIM delivers what’s promised on paper and in videos, then they have a winner here. But lots of If’s.

  • william clark

    This gives me something to look forward to. Because I like the Ipad but it did nothing that would fit me. Like usb or micro usb ports to up load data, pictuers, or even transfer data between devices. When will this product be on the kmark?

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