Blackberry Playbook Ship Date Slips To April 19th

So much for April 10th.

RIM announced that their much hyped Playbook tablet will ship on April 19th across Canada and the US at a variety of retail outlets:

The PlayBook will initially come in three flavours. The entry-level model, with 16 gigabytes of memory, is expected to sell for roughly $500 (Canadian). The 32- and 64-gigabyte models will sell for $600 and $700, respectively.

That puts it in the same space as the iPad 2. Which it has to be in if RIM wants to actually stand a chance against Apple. My “best friends at Rogers” didn’t hesitate to e-mail me to point out that there is a demo video kicking around on RedBoard that’s worth looking at if you want to see if RIM has a credible competitor in the tablet market.

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