RIM Reveals BlackBerry PlayBook Versions, Pricing (Starts At $499), Retail Partners

In case you were holding out for a BlackBerry PlayBook: good news. Research In Motion this morning announced (expected) plans to make the tablet computer available in more than 20,000 retail outlets in the U.S. and Canada. Indeed, pricing starts at $499.

In the U.S., outlets include AT&T, Best Buy, Office Depot, RadioShack, Sprint and Staples.

Best Buy has already announced that the tablet computer is scheduled to be available from all Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores in the United States, as well as Best Buy and Future Shop stores in Canada, on April 19.

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