A WiFi-only version is expected to hit the market first with a sub-$500 price tag in March 2011. This should place the PlayBook squarely in the running to compete with the Galaxy Tab in terms of price and size. Since the PlayBook will be running the latest BlackBerry OS 6, it's sure to be a big draw for BlackBerry lovers everywhere.
It's 9.7 mm thick, with HDMI and USB ports. The PlayBook will run the newest BlackBerry OS, and only work over a WiFi connection or tethered connection from another BlackBerry device, though a 3G version is expected in a later iteration.
While pricing details weren't announced, the PlayBook is expected to hit stores in early 2011. Check out a video of the new device's functionality after the break.