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RIM Sets Date for Playbook

Will start selling in 20,000 retail shops in North America on Tuesday April 19

RIM said Tuesday that its seven-inch QNX-based Playbook tablet will start selling in 20,000 retail shops in North America on Tuesday April 19.

The 16GB model will go for $499, the 32GB for $599 and the 64GB for $699, same as the 9.7-inch iPad.

Both the Xoom and the Galaxy Tab, the other Apple wannabes, cost more than the iPad.

Best Buy, Staples, Office Depot, RadioShack, Sears Canada, Wal-Mart, Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel and AT&T will carry the thing, double the points-of-sale Apple has. Best Buy says it's already taking orders.

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Maureen O'Gara the most read technology reporter for the past 20 years, is the Cloud Computing and Virtualization News Desk editor of SYS-CON Media. She is the publisher of famous "Billygrams" and the editor-in-chief of "Client/Server News" for more than a decade. One of the most respected technology reporters in the business, Maureen can be reached by email at maureen(at)sys-con.com or paperboy(at)g2news.com, and by phone at 516 759-7025. Twitter: @MaureenOGara

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