PlayBook 4G launch date and price leaked
The 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook popped up on our radar again earlier this month when it became certified for mobile networks by PTCRB after being the victim of several delays since its 2011 CTIA debut.
The folks over at MobileSyrup managed to obtain an internal Bell document that shows more information about the upcoming launch of the long awaited BlackBerry slab. According to the information, the 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook will launch on Bell on Tuesday, July 31st. The document does not show any carrier subsidies; rather, the slate will be priced at $549.95. That’s not to say that there won’t be on-contract options, but just as a frame of reference, RIM is valuing this guy at $550.
So what do you get for $550? A 7-inch display with a 1024 x 600 resolution, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, 5-megapixel camera with 1080p video support, a front-facing 3-megapixel camera, 4800 mAh battery, 32 GB of on board storage, and, of course, 4G LTE connectivity.
Considering how fast the original PlayBook’s pricing slid down to a more competitive price point and RIM’s overall popularity in the market, we expect to see this one follow suit or at least offer some attractive on-contract pricing. What do you think is a fair price for the 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook?