Blackberry Playbook takes on iPad 2: on sale from £399 16th June

11blackberryplaybookthumb.jpgBlackberry’s PlayBook will cost exactly the same as iPad 2 and be on sale from 16th June in UK stores.

The 16GB model will retail for £399 from Dixons Retail, owner of Currys and PC World, Carphone Warehouse, Insight UK and Phones 4u.

The 16GB wifi-only model is the only one to be made available on that date. So we’ll have to wait a bit longer for the 3G enabled Playbooks to hit the market. They could come with nice network deals so might be worth waiting for.

Its dual-core 1GHz processor and 1GB of RAM are selling points with multi-tasking as one of the strongest features of the new BlackBerry PlayBook.

Preorder here

Related: An iPad for the Suits: Pictures of the new Blackberry Tablet

Anna Leach