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Best Buy selling 64GB PlayBook for $230, 16GB for $199

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 20 Nov 2011 2:26 User comments (7)

Best Buy selling 64GB PlayBook for $230, 16GB for $199 As of midnight, Best Buy is selling the high-capacity 64GB RIM BlackBerry Tablet for just $230, down from its $700 list price.
The move is seen as an effort to dump unwanted inventory into the busy holiday.

RIM's 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.

Get the tablet here: BlackBerry - PlayBook Tablet with 64GB Memory

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7 user comments

120.11.2011 2:50

Can it be hacked to run Android or something?


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220.11.2011 4:34

Originally posted by bobiroc:
Can it be hacked to run Android or something?
No...but the 64GB version isn't a terrible device...too bad that model is still about $130 more than it is worth.


320.11.2011 11:23

Wow sounds like a pretty good deal, too bad its not running android.



420.11.2011 12:33

Originally posted by biglo30:
Wow sounds like a pretty good deal, too bad its not running android.
That is exactly why it isn't worth $200...it is a unique version of a proprietary OS so the software selection sucks, it has no 3G or 4G, and it cannot be tethered to any phone except for a handful of blackberry phones...and even then, only if you pay an additional monthly fee. It doesn't have the battery life or the bright light contrast to be a good eReader either...so the uses for it are rather limited.


520.11.2011 12:43

Yeah it really has no major advantages over a nook tablet, besides the storage capacity. Could android be installed on it? That would be funny if people just still didn't buy it and they lowered it even more.

Hmm but I guess if all you want is a big portable internet browser, this might suffice.


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620.11.2011 13:06

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Originally posted by biglo30:
Wow sounds like a pretty good deal, too bad its not running android.
That is exactly why it isn't worth $200...it is a unique version of a proprietary OS so the software selection sucks, it has no 3G or 4G, and it cannot be tethered to any phone except for a handful of blackberry phones...and even then, only if you pay an additional monthly fee. It doesn't have the battery life or the bright light contrast to be a good eReader either...so the uses for it are rather limited.
Wow I cant believe RIM made such a p.o.s. device. No 3g, 4g? Limited software? Pay to tether? They have some serious problems over at RIM. How did they even think such a limited device would sell? No wonder they're going downhill.

720.11.2011 23:32

Originally posted by jrp696:
Originally posted by KillerBug:
Originally posted by biglo30:
Wow sounds like a pretty good deal, too bad its not running android.
That is exactly why it isn't worth $200...it is a unique version of a proprietary OS so the software selection sucks, it has no 3G or 4G, and it cannot be tethered to any phone except for a handful of blackberry phones...and even then, only if you pay an additional monthly fee. It doesn't have the battery life or the bright light contrast to be a good eReader either...so the uses for it are rather limited.
Wow I cant believe RIM made such a p.o.s. device. No 3g, 4g? Limited software? Pay to tether? They have some serious problems over at RIM. How did they even think such a limited device would sell? No wonder they're going downhill.
Blackberries still sell...so I guess they think they are like apple and need only stamp their logo on something to guarantee sales.


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