BlackBerry PlayBook price tag gets a generous drop

BlackBerry PlayBook Price Cut

RIM obviously loves the idea that the holiday season is as good a time as any other to take down the BlackBerry PlayBook price by an attractive bit. The competition’s tough in the tablet market, after all. Of course, this is not the first time we’re hearing of such a drop on RIM’s tablet.

The 16GB PlayBook now sells at $199, which is $300 less than the original $499 tag. The 64GB version which retailed at $699, is pegged at $399 at present. That’s again a $300 cut off the initial price. And for those who think they’d feel better with a $350 discount, RIM has brought down the 32GB slate’s cost to $249 from the actual $599 label.

For some inexplicable reason, Amazon’s currently listing the 16GB variant for around $257. The online retailer is also vending the 32GB and 64GB models at almost $285 and $394, correspondingly. Newegg is sticking to the prices announced by RIM, though the 32GB slab appears to be sold out and the 16GB one is being limited to one device per customer.

RIM BlackBerry PlayBook

As for the main specs, the 7-inch tablet runs on a 1GHz dual core processor and sports a 1,024 x 600p WSVGA screen. Tipping the scale at around 0.9lbs, there’s support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1 and HTML5. Other key features span over a 5MP rear facing snapper, a 3MP front camera, 1080p HDMI output support, stereo speakers,1GB RAM, Wi-Fi connectivity and BlackBerry Bridge.

It’d be good to note that RIM intends to keep the lowered BlackBerry PlayBook price deals going only until December 31, that’s Saturday.

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