Rumours have arrived that RIM’s upcoming PlayBook Tablet will enter the Tablet market starting at a $399.00 starting point for a contract-free PlayBook.
Mobility Insider claims that the PlayBook will have an entry price of $399 for the 8GB model. The 16 GB model will be starting at $499 & the 32 GB model is supposedly going to enter the Tablet market at a stunning $599. It looks like RIM’s 16 GB model entry price will be equivalent to Apple’s iPad price. It’s going to be very interesting as to seeing how much money Research in Motion is going to make compared to Apple. Earlier this month we published a post containing a video that shows the Apple iPad competing against the PlayBook in Web Browsing capabilities. It was rather interesting.
“Besides the difference of internal memory, all models will be identical in features and functionality,” the report said. “There will be no models with built-in WWAN connectivity, so if you don’t have a BlackBerry to tether your data connection for free, you will have to rely on WiFi or a Mobile Hotspot.”
Earlier this month we published a post about RIM revealing that the PlayBook will be starting out with a price of under $500. The PlayBook is 3 inches smaller than the iPad while having a 7″ display. Steve Jobs had commented on this as being too small to use. His opinion is that tablets are meant to be a big device.
The PlayBook will be launching in North America early 2011, so keep an eye out for it! 🙂
Would you consider purchasing RIM’s PlayBook? Are you happy enough with your Apple iPad. Let us know by posting your opinions in the comments! 🙂