BlackBerry PlayBook coming to Australia starting at $579

The news broke earlier that the BlackBerry PlayBook is coming to an additional 16 markets within the next 30 days - including Australia, but if you are at a loss for details on the tablet's upcoming debut in Down Under, read on.

The tablet will retail for $579 AUD for the 16GB Wi-Fi model as well as $689 AUD and $799 AUD for the 32GB and 64GB models respectively. Although that is quite a premium in price compared to the U.S. model, it is fair to note that Europeans will pay even more than that (roughly $650 AUD for the 16GB Wi-Fi model). Please hang in there Down Under, we Europeans know how you feel ;-)

When is the big day, you ask? June 20th. Be sure to mark that in your calendar, Australia - and while you're at it, also note down that the BlackBerry PlayBook will launch through all of Australia's major mobile carriers as well as retailer Harvey Norman. So, any CrackBerry readers from Down Under planning to buy the BlackBerry PlayBook? Let us know in the comments!