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Wednesday, 04 January 2012 00:05

BlackBerry PlayBook 16GB, 32GB, 64GB all go on sale for $299

Written by Jon Worrel


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16GB model pricier than during Black Friday

As of today, all of Research In Motion’s BlackBerry PlayBook models are now on sale for $299 in the BlackBerry Store. This pricing affects the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models – all equally priced at $299.

This low-priced offer will be available until February 4, 2012 and currently appears to be a sale and not an “across-the-board” price cut. A few prospective consumers have already noted that retailers like Best Buy are still selling the devices for $499, $599 and $699 respectively, while others like Amazon are offering discounts.

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Over the past few months, sales of the company’s tablets have been rather slow and market adoption rates have perpetually failed to catch up with Apple’s predominant ubiquity over the mobile space. RIM recorded a profit of $265 million in Q4 2011 compared with $911 million last year. The company has ultimately had a rough year in 2011, dealing with low sales, service outages and delays. However, the company intends to fully reignite itself in 2012 with the addition of 10 new smartphones and a new operating system.

For those interested in the PlayBook sales, PC World notes that the $299 price tag on the 16GB model is actually an increase for some buyers, as the most basic model had been previously selling for a mere $199 at some retailers prior to the holiday season.

Jon Worrel

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0 #1 Super XP 2012-01-04 04:12
This is great news, Bought TWO 32GB Playbooks for $250each on Boxing Day. Hands down Playbook is one of the best Tablets in the market.
Best in class Operating system, unique 7" screen design that fits comfortable in your hands and does not feel like you are carrying around a brick like the less desirable ipad 1/2. The Playbook also has full FLASH (iPad 1-2 does not)

It has a super fast Dual-Core CPU, best in class 1080p graphics and is quite snappy to the touch. In Feb 2012, the Playbook is going to get a massive OS update that will allow it to use Android apps.

If you are in the market for a Tablet, hands down this is the one. Hi-Def 1080p Video, has micro-HDMI for big screen movie playing and much more. Apps available are very nice & free.
-1 #2 Sodomy 2012-01-04 08:35
@super XP

you don't happen to work for blackberry by any chance?
+1 #3 Tranzz 2012-01-04 08:55
Good call super xp.

On the UK site £249.00 but on PC World £169.00
0 #4 Super XP 2012-01-04 16:00
Quoting Sodomy:
@super XP

you don't happen to work for blackberry by any chance?

LOL, no I do not work for RIM. This was my first time buying a Tablet and I like it a lot. I've been researching different types and found that the Playbook is superior to all of them.
The iPad 1 & 2 are a joke, complete overpriced junk. Toshiba’s tablet currently out now came close, but the price was not right. And Amazon’s Kindle is a waste of money IMO.
Playbook in one word ROCKS…
0 #5 nt300 2012-01-04 19:34
Thanks for the input Super XP, went with your recommendation and now LOVE my 64GB Playbook, the best $300 I've spent all year. This thing is bloody fast. And work great with my Android phone too.
+1 #6 nt300 2012-01-05 00:57
LOL, I get a negative for liking my Playbook. Whoever is giving negatives, grow up. If you don't have a Playbook, buy one.
0 #7 Super XP 2012-01-05 07:46
Typing this on my Playbook. :lol:
And loving it...

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