BlackBerry PlayBook launch set for April 10th?

RIM to challenge Apple's iPad 2 with BlackBerry PlayBook

RIM tablet to hit stores April 10th to challenge iPad 2

With the Apple iPad 2 just hours from entering the realms of reality, RIM’s first foray in to the tablet market, the BlackBerry PlayBook, looks set to launch on April 10th, new reports suggest.

The 7-inch tablet which has been repeatedly demoed since its official unveiling last September has yet to be given a confirmed arrival time by the Canadian company but now looks set to land next month after tech blog BGR was “told by multiple sources that RIM’s very first tablet will be launching on April 10th in retail locations.”

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Whilst pricing information still remains elusive the BGR report claims that the PlayBook’s new bespoke OS will foes gold master on March 31st with users being prompted to upgrade to the latest OS version direct from the box.

RIM will look to challenge Apple’s upcoming iPad 2 to for the title of the market leading tablet device through the inclusion of a 1024 x 600p 7-inch display, 1GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM. The PlayBook’s powerful innards will be further bolstered by a number of connectivity options that will include Wi-Fi as well as HDMI and microUSB connection ports.

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Via: BGR