RIM BlackBerry PlayBook launching on April 10?
It looks like RIM’s first tablet, the BlackBerry PlayBook, will not be released this quarter, as initially rumored.
According to BGR and multiple (undisclosed) sources, the PlayBook will be available in retail locations starting April 10. Of course, this is the launch date for the US (and maybe Canada, too). Europe and other markets will likely get the tablet sometime later this year.
Running a brand new BlackBerry Tablet OS (which relies on QNX technology), the 7 inch, dual-core PlayBook will have prices staring at $399 (for the 8GB version).
Now let’s wait and see how the PlayBook will manage to attract customers, despite the new wave of Android tablets, and Apple’s iPad 2 – which are going to flood the market soon.