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4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook will cost $450 with a two-year agreement, $550 off-contract

Updated 4 years ago

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 (GOOG) Nexus 7 and the Amazon (AMZN) Kindle Fire, as well as the fact that LTE data caps have limited the appeal of LTE tablets for many users.


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.