Office Depot BlackBerry PlayBook: Competitively Priced iPad Killer?

For some months now, Research in Motion’s “BlackBerry PlayBook,” has been quite the topic of discussion. Dubbed as a big contender against the likes of Apple’s current iPad and next-generation, the PlayBook jumping onto the bandwagon within the next couple of months will certainly give us food for thought. Just a little while ago, we reported on 4 big contenders within the tablet market and of course the PlayBook was one of the devices. Click here for a tablet roundup.

Packed full of a listing of features which we will give you further down the post, we can tell you today that retailer “Office Depot,” are reported to be selling the 7-incher for $499.99 within what is hoped the last week of April, possibly between the 24th and 30th.

Following on from information via Slashgear today, the 16GB WiFi model priced at the above, is expected to entice customers with what is hoped to be a competitive offering. Currently as BGR reported, the price ties in quite nicely with other tablets on the market.

We promised to give you a quick rundown of specifications which will include, the running of QNX software, 1GHz Cortex-A9 dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 3 megapixel front camera and 5 megapixel rear, 720p video recording, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1 and a massive 5,300 mAH battery, with accessibility to run on 3G speeds with a compatible BlackBerry phone.

What are your thoughts on the PlayBook and its price? Will it meet your expectations, or do some of you think it will just be an oversized BlackBerry phone? Let us know.