Ever since we first glimpsed the BlackBerry PlayBook under glass last fall, we’ve wondered exactly what it would cost. And as we received demo after demo of the 7-inch slate, RIM remained coy about the product’s pricing. Today, the company has finally released some MSRPs for three Wi-Fi only versions of the tablet and they have an official release date now too, April 19th.
The 16GB, Wi-Fi only PlayBook will retail for $499 and, like all other configs of PlayBook, it will have a 7-inch, 1024×600 screen, 1-GHz dual core TI CPU, and HDMI out. The 32GB and 64GB versions will sell for $599 and $699 respectively.
Retail partners in the U.S. include stores like Best Buy, Staples, and Office Depot along with the three major carriers — AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon. No word yet on pricing or availability for the Sprint version of the PlayBook.