BlackBerry PlayBook: It's $500, Available April 19S

Pine away no more, for the 16GB Wi-Fi version of the BlackBerry PlayBook can be ordered for $500 at Best Buy from...now! Or it's $600 for 32GB or $700 for 64GB. In other words, it's the first tablet to match the iPad's pricing, toe-to-toe. Which is impressive. And it's coming out April 19.

If you don't want to pre-order from Best Buy, RIM informs us it'll also be available from AT&T, Office Depot, RadioShack, Staples, Sprint, Verizon and a rollcall of other US and Canadian retailers. [RIM]