Phones 4u has spilled the beans regarding the UK arrival of the BlackBerry PlayBook - the 7-inch tablet will be hitting shops on 16 June.

Priced at £399.95 for the 16GB version, or £559.95 for the 64GB one - RIM fans can pre-order the QNX slate now.

The PlayBook went on sale in the States back on 19 April - although its release hasn't been without its problems.

There are reports that faulty units have been recalled with RIM confirming:

"That approximately one thousand BlackBerry PlayBook tablets (16 GB) were shipped with an OS build that may result in the devices being unable to properly load software upon initial set-up.

"The majority of the affected devices are still in the distribution channel and haven't reached customers. RIM is working to replace the affected devices.

"In the small number of cases where a customer received a PlayBook that is unable to properly load software upon initial set-up, they can contact RIM for assistance."

However, the device did score a respectable 8/10 in Pocket-lint's comprehensive review and BlackBerry fans in the UK will be keen to get their hands on an Apple/Android tablet alternative.

Update: Dixons Group has also laid its PlayBook cards on the table. Same deal, same dates - although it mentions the 32GB version for £479.

BlackBerry PlayBook review