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Get ready for the BlackBerry PlayBook fire sale

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 18 Nov 2011 5:11 User comments (4)

Get ready for the BlackBerry PlayBook fire sale

Staples and other major retailers are preparing to fire sale the RIM BlackBerry PlayBook tablet this holiday season in an effort to clear out remaining inventory of the unpopular tablet.
Starting this afternoon, Staples in Canada will slash $300 off the price, bringing the base 16GB model to just $199, in line with the Kindle Fire. The 32GB and 64GB models will sell for $299 and $399, respectively.

The sale will run from today until December 1st.

While the Canadian fire sale is first, American fans are expected to get a similar deal starting on Black Friday, next week, in Staples and potentially other retailers like Office Depot.

The underwhelming tablet saw just 200,000 units sold last quarter, about 50 percent lower than analyst expectations.

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4 user comments

118.11.2011 17:46

us and canada only?

218.11.2011 18:34

Finally, I've been predicting this for a while now. Hopefully you can put ICS on this thing and make it a real tablet.

318.11.2011 23:14

It isn't worth $200...I don't know if it is even worth $100 given all the limitations that RIM put on it, but I know it is not worth the price of a KF.

419.11.2011 13:19

Originally posted by KillerBug:
It isn't worth $200...I don't know if it is even worth $100 given all the limitations that RIM put on it, but I know it is not worth the price of a KF.
I agree, it really should be 99 bucks if they want these to start selling. Any tablet should have at least an SD card for viewing of pics and installing software. For 50 bucks more I can get a nook tablet with expandable storage or an asus transformer with more ports, bigger screen, and natively supports android.

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