BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet May Cost $500, Hit Shelves in April

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Despite RIM’s best attempts to dodge pricing and availability information for its BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet, it looks like Office Depot may have spilled the beans in an internal screen shot apparently leaked to

If it’s legit, it details a selling price of $499.99 for the 16GB version and an in-store date of “week 17,” which lines up with mid-April.

That’s actually not a bad price for the tablet at all, especially if you also own a BlackBerry phone to take advantage of the PlayBook’s ability to share cellular data connections with BlackBerry handsets.

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