BlackBerry’s PlayBook tablet, the latest device that anti iPad bandwagon have pinned their hopes on as a worthy competitor to the mighty Apple tablet PC have some more reason to cheer. The 7 inch tablet may also have the price advantage to its credit to take on the iPad, the one area that the Samsung Galaxy Tab has disappointed so far with its relatively high price tag.
Word on the street is that the 16 GB, 32 GB and the highest 64 GB version of the PlayBook might be priced at $399, $499 and $599 respectively. While this is certainly less than the Galaxy Tab’s cost, the pricing structure, if maintained, will surely help the PlayBook find decent buyers even in the face of stiff competition from established players like the iPad or even Galaxy Tab to some extent, not to mention the host of tablet devices currently waiting in the wings for a formal launch.
However, what has to be kept in mind is that these are just tentative prices that has not got that all important official approval from BlackBerry. So while there is some indication of which way things might move in future as far as the price of the Galaxy Tab is concerned, we also have to be prepared for a surprise or two just in case BlackBerry have other ideas up their sleeve.
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