BlackBerry PlayBook priced at $499.99 to $699.99; pre-order now live

Wow. Love it. Future Shop/Best Buy have just gone live with a BlackBerry PlayBook pre-order page where they list RIM’s upcoming tablet to have an “Estimated release date: 04/19/2011”. The prices are the following: 16GB PlayBook with Wi-Fi is $499.99; 32GB PlayBook with Wi-Fi is $599.99 and 64GBGB PlayBook with Wi-Fi is $699.99.

Smart move on RIM’s part to announce pricing before the iPad 2 goes on sale in Canada on the 25th. Competitive pricing against the other tablets in the market: iPad, Galaxy Tab, XOOM. It’s coming soon… thoughts on buying one?

Source: Future Shop and Best Buy

Update: It looks like RIM has sent out a press release of where the Playbook will be available. Here’s the complete list of Canadian locations: Bell, Best Buy, Chapters / Indigo, Costco, Future Shop, Mobilicity, MTS Allstream, Rogers, Sasktel, Sears, ShopBlackBerry.com, Staples, Telus, Tbooth Wireless, The Source, Videotron, Walmart, WIND Mobile, WIRELESS etc. and WIRELESSWAVE.

Full press release here at MarketWire
Via:  CrackBerry