The Blackberry Playbook is supposed to be one of the strongest competitors to the Apple iPad and the slew of Android 3.0 powered tablets which will launch in a couple of months, barring the new HP Touchpad, which was announced yesterday.
It was unveiled months back by Research in Motion and will be available soon. However, we still didn’t have any official word on the pricing of the Playbook. It was speculated to be priced at $399 for the 8 GB version and at $499 and $599 for the 16 GB and 32 GB versions respectively.
It seems that the pricing was right. A leaked image reveals that the Blackberry Playbook is priced at $499 for the 16 GB version and will be available by the end of March at Office Depot. The pricing is quite good, especially when compared to the Motorola Xoom which is priced at $800.
The Blackberry Playbook comes with a 7 inch capacitive touchscreen display and has a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. It has a 1 GHz dual core processor and 1 GB RAM. It comes with a 5 MP and a 3 MP camera with support for 1080p HD video recording. It also offers Bluetooth 2.1 and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n connectivity. It will run a new tablet OS based on the QNX architecture.