RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook launched in the US and Canada, prices start at$499
RIM has kept its promise and today launched the BlackBerry Playbook – its first tablet. For the moment, the PlayBook is available only in the US and Canada, but it will be introduced in other markets starting later this quarter.
As you may already know, the PlayBook – presented by RIM as “the world’s first professional-grade tablet” – has three versions: 16GB (priced at $499), 32GB ($599), and 64GB ($699).
In the US, you should be able to find the PlayBook in lots of locations, including Best Buy stores, AT&T, RadioShack, Staples, and Office Depot. Sprint will launch a 4G PlayBook later this summer for prices that have not been unveiled.
To check out all the places where the PlayBook is available (be it in the US or Canada), head on over to RIM’s official website. I’m looking forward to seeing how many tablets RIM will sell in the first month(s) of availability.