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Blackberry Playbook price hits new low

Falls into the bargain bin
Tue Jan 03 2012, 14:31

CANADIAN MOBILE FIRM Research in Motion's (RIM's) Playbook tablet has hit a new low price in the UK of £169.

It appears that retailers can't give the Playbook away, with the somewhat unpopular tablet falling in price once again. This price is less than half of what it was launched at way back in June at £399 for the 16GB model.


The Carphone Warehouse is offering the Playbook 7in tablet for this bargain basement price with free delivery. Currys and PC World meanwhile have the 32GB model for £199 and the 64GB unit for £329, a full £230 cheaper than the equivalent Ipad 2.

We saw the price slashed to around £250 last October across various retailers, a further sign that the tablet wasn't doing so well in a competitive market. The Playbook runs RIM's QNX operating system but is best suited to owners of a Blackberry smartphone for pairing.

If you're after a tablet but aren't awash in cash then the Playbook might actually make sense now that it's cheaper than a lot of budget Android tablets. µ


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