When RIM (RIMM) on Thursday unveiled its 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook, there was one piece of information that was noticeably absent: pricing. But now MobileSyrup has seemingly discovered that the LTE PlayBook will cost Canadian residents $550 off-contract, $500 with a one-year service agreement, $450 with a two-year service agreement and $350 with a three-year service agreement. RIM’s decision to make its new PlayBook a high-end device with a minimum 32GB of storage and LTE connectivity will likely raise some eyebrows, especially given the success of low-cost 7-inch tablets such as the Google (GOOGNexus 7 and the Amazon (AMZNKindle Fire, as well as the fact that LTE data caps have limited the appeal of LTE tablets for many users.

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Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.