Let's say you're wanting to buy a tablet. You've looked at the Android and iPad offerings but since you're already a BlackBerry phone user you'd like to get a PlayBook but you're still not sure. The specs and the price is right especially compared to the iPad offerings and you know BlackBerry is more secure than anything running Android, but version 2.0 of the PlayBook OS is showing its age. Then you see this bit of news come out of Waterloo:How would an announcement like that influence your upcoming purchase?In a surprise announcement today BlackBerry CEO John Chen unveiled a new quad-core version of their venerable PlayBook tablet and also announced that they would be releasing a tablet version of their latest smart phone OS for current and newest model of the PlayBook. Prices for the 3rd Generation PlayBook tablet are expected to start at $299.99 for an unlocked version, which will ship with wifi+cellular capabilities.