Look, we want an Ipad just about as bad as anyone.  We love Apple stuff a lot here at the WGUB with a fiery passion.  Why, because it is so well made and it is easy to be a bit snobby when you walk around with your Apple products.

But now the rest of the electronics world is now playing catch up, and they are flaunting their wares at CES like non other.

One of the big contenders is RIM (makers of Blackberry) 4G PlayBook Tablet which will launch this spring and will partner with wireless carrier Sprint. (our first look) The 7 inch tablet will ring in at less than $500 according to the company.  Which would rival the iPad’s introductory price of $499.   Some of the PlayBook’s features will include.

  • 7″ 1024×600 WSVGA capacitive LCD touch screen
  • Ultra-portable at less than a pound and less than one-half inch thick: 0.9 lbs (400g) and 5.1” x 7.6” x 0.4” (130mm x 194mm x 10mm)
  • 1 GHz dual-core processor
  • BlackBerry® Tablet OS with support for symmetric multiprocessing
  • MP3, AAC and WMA audio playback
  • Support for 1080p HD video playback (H.264, MPEG4, WMV)
  • HDMI out
  • Dual HD cameras for video conferencing and video capture
  • 1 GB RAM memory
  • Up to 64 GB internal storage (16, 32 and 64 GB models)
  • Wi-Fi® (802.11 a/b/g/n) connectivity
  • Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR support