Engadget reports RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook tablet will arrive on April 19th. Prices start at $499.99 for the 16GB edition, while the 32GB and 64GB units will be available for $599.99 and $699.99, respectively.
The 16GB WiFi-only PlayBook is now up for pre-order at Best Buy and is coming to a vast list of other retailers soon. Staples, Office Depot and RadioShack are among the popular US store chains, while AT&T, Sprint and Verizon will also carry the tablet. No T-Mobile on that list. Canadian pre-orders for the same model are now live as well, also at $499.99, albeit in the local dollar currency. A 32GB WiFi model will set Canucks back C$600 and the 64GB model is C$700, which might be indicative of US pricing too if price parity is maintained throughout the range.