It’s not that the BlackBerry PlayBook sales was down but it was also not as RIM expected. And now that it’s out for a number of months, interest on the PlayBook is waning and along with the announcement of new and cheaper Kindle’s, RIM has to do something. So a price slash it is coming from BestBuy.
BlackBerry PlayBook is a very decent device on its own. It has an impressive set of specs which works really well with its QNX OS. But at a price that matches Apple’s iPad 2 or other Android tablets, one is most likely to make the PlayBook a third choice.
Now the PlayBook does a semi-HP TouchPad move with a $200 price slash on all its model. The 16GB version is now down to $299.99 which somewhat brings it closer to the price of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 WiFi. The 32GB is now at $399.99 while the 64GB is at $499.99. If you’ve been waiting for a price reduction on the PlayBook, this is it so you might wanna hook up with friends or relatives in the US to get you one.
Read our review of the BlackBerry Playbook.