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BlackBerry PlayBook on sale for $299

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 28 Sep 2011 1:52 User comments (5)

BlackBerry PlayBook on sale for $299 The cheapest price ever for the tablet.
For the next 24 hours, 1SaleaDay has the BlackBerry Playbook tablet on sale for $300, down from its MSRP of $500.

The model available is the smaller 16GB version, but this is still the cheapest the tablet has been and likely a sign that an across-the-board cut is coming in the near future.

RIM sold 500,000 PlayBooks in its first quarter of availability but sales have dried up now, with the company only moving 200,000 last quarter.

The PlayBook features the standard 1GHz dual-core processor and 1GB RAM but its real differentiating factor is its Internet experience. The browser has support for Adobe Flash, Adobe AIR, and HMTL 5.

Additionally, the PlayBook has a 7-inch screen, 1024x600 resolution, dual cameras, a microHDMI port and the BlackBerry App World, which has thousands of apps.

The main reason the tablet has been universally hated is the fact that RIM botched the software launch so badly there was not even a native email client.

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5 user comments

128.9.2011 2:33

Lately there has been too much tablets launched and every company involved is trying to grab as much market share as possible. As far as im concerned tablets just arnt that attractive to me. Ill stick to my android and laptop .

228.9.2011 6:05

Agreed...it is one thing if it can run x86 apps or if it has a nice big screen (7 inch is tiny, 10 inch is small...18 inches is a nice big size), but this thing is nothing but a large smart phone that can't make calls and cannot tether to a droid.

If they were to drop the price to $50 I might want one, but only because I would use it for some non-intended purpose like a radio faceplate for my car stereo or a universal remote or something like that.

328.9.2011 9:19

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Agreed...it is one thing if it can run x86 apps or if it has a nice big screen (7 inch is tiny, 10 inch is small...18 inches is a nice big size), but this thing is nothing but a large smart phone that can't make calls and cannot tether to a droid.

If they were to drop the price to $50 I might want one, but only because I would use it for some non-intended purpose like a radio faceplate for my car stereo or a universal remote or something like that.
Lol why do you always want to put some product as your car radio and embarrass it even further?

428.9.2011 9:19

Double post

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 28 Sep 2011 @ 9:20

"Cable thief is a victimless crime."

528.9.2011 18:50

funny how i aint on the comp today and was out and saw a guy sell this to a phone shop lol

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