BlackBerry manufacturer Research in Motion (RIM) is expected to price its newly announced tablet computer, the BlackBerry PlayBook, as low as $300 so that it could gain foothold in a highly-competitive tablet market.
Bloomberg has quoted CCS Insight analyst John Jackson saying that RIM might price its Tablet in $300-$350 price range.
If Mr. Jackson is right in his analysis, the low price will provide Tablet BlackBerry PlayBook with a cutting-edge over rival tablets such as Apple’s iPad and Sony’s upcoming tablet Galaxy Tab, which costs much higher than predicted price for the BlackBerry PlayBook.
RIM’s 7-inch BlackBerry PlayBook tablet is based on QNX, which is Portable Operating System Interface, means it shares the same system APIs as Linux, Apple OS X and other UNIX-based operating systems.
The PlayBook supports Adobe Systems Inc.'s Flash software, which is not available in Apple’s popular iPad. It features a resolution of 1024 by 600 pixels, 1 GB of RAM, two photo snappers- one on the front and another on the rear, a 1GHz processor and a USB port. 3G and 4G support can be added to the device some time later.
The BlackBerry PlayBook tablet will be available for purchase sometime in early 2011.