As of today we already heard rumors that the BlackBerry PlayBook 4G may be carried by Verizon. Now, from the image above, reports that we will see the PlayBook WiFi 16GB model sold at Office Depot for $499. How did RIM arrive at that price? Well, it is very much in tune with what Apple's iPad starts in at for the iPad 16GB WiFi model. Looks like RIM is coming right in with Apple in market pricing of tablets - unlike Motorola who just announced the XOOM tablet which comes in at a wallet busting $799!

Are you willing to spend $499 for a PlayBook Tablet?