Leading up to the holiday season last year there were a number of discounts offered on RIM’s much maligned BlackBerry PlayBook. The device has struggled to gain any market share since it was released, which hasn’t been helped by delays in updating the operating system and adding some all important features such as native email. Now we can tell you that the BlackBerry PlayBook price has been slashed again in a new sale.
The company has confirmed that will now offer the tablet PC with a saving of up to $400 off the retail price for some models. RIM has announced the price reduction that can be found via their website now, and offers an amazing saving.
All three models the 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB models are all on offer at the same $299.99 price on the US website. In the UK similar price reductions have yet to filter through but PC World have the 32GB version listed at £199.99. Originally RIM wanted you to part with $699.99 for the 64GB version of the PlayBook.
If $299.99 can get all three storage options on the PlayBook you can bet they get left with loads of the 16GB version. You can expect to see further reductions on this model in the future as RIM continues to try and shift unwanted stock.
This latest sale on RIM’s online store is expected to run until February 4th but there is a chance it could be the beginning of the end for the device. We could see a similar situation to last year with HPs TouchPad that was discontinued and sold of really cheap to clear remaining stock.
Will this lower price tempt you with the BlackBerry PlayBook?