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The price for the Playbook was initially predicted by online bloggers to be about $700 but the actual price of the BlackBerry Playbook is now expected to be between $300 and $600, which puts it at a very easy win over the iPad.
As of now, there are 4 versions of the BlackBerry Playbook tablet to be released in 2011, which are as follows:
- Buy BlackBerry Playbook Wi-Fi only - released first
- Buy BlackBerry Playbook 3G - release date soon after the WiFi Playbook
- Buy BlackBerry Playbook 3gPP LTE (Long Term Evolution) - release date with the 3G Playbook via AT&T
- Buy BlackBerry Playbook 4G to stay in competition (via Sprint, using Wimax) - release date mid-to-late 2011
(*links and cheapest prices to buy Playbook online to be added and updated as each version is released)
In comparison to its biggest competitor, the iPad, BlackBerry's Playbook is leagues above it. The Playbook weighs 0.5 pounds less than the iPad, has a smaller screen which makes it easier for portability, has 2 cameras (3 mega-pixels front facing and 5 MP back facing capabe of HD video recording), full Adobe Flash support, 8 hours of battery life, many third party apps and much more! This includes a 7 inch screen with a 1024 x 600 display, 1GB of RAM and a dual-core 1GHz processor.
It is worth noting that the iPad does not have a camera yet, and the BlackBerry Playbook is the first tablet to offer 1080p video recording capability!
The Playbook tablet also allows for tethering to your blackberry so you can start an email on your phone and finish it up on your PlayBook.
This tablet has received worldwide attention and its release is awaited by millions around the globe in countries like Canada, the UK, Australia, India, the Middle East (including Saudi Arabia, UAE - Dubai, Kuwait, etc), Indonesia and of course the USA. This link to buy BlackBerry PlayBook Online will be updated with the best deals available online as each Playbook version is released. Remember to bookmark and check back!