Waterloo, Ontario-based Research In Motion [RIM] Inc. announced today through an official press release that the highly-anticipated Wi-Fi-only version of the BlackBerry PlayBook will become available to the general public on Tuesday, April 19 of 2011 exclusively through Best Buy stores across the United States and Canada.

The BlackBerry PlayBook will come in three different models based on the storage capacity. The device will be priced as follows:

  • 16GB — $499
  • 32GB — $599
  • 64GB — $699

The best part is that individuals can pre-order their BlackBerry PlayBook unit as soon as today by visiting www.bestbuy.com/playbook in the U.S. or www.bestbuy.ca/blackberry in Canada. Other retailers and wireless service providers are expected to carry the BlackBerry PlayBook later on.

More details in the full press release after the break. Let us know if you’re getting one.