RIM drops price of PlayBook tablet

RIM drops price of PlayBook tablet
RIM has dropped the price of their PlayBook tablet, again, actually bringing the device down to a price where buyers may step up and purchase it.

Following the second slash in under 6 months, the 16GB model now sells retail for $199, the 32GB for $249 and the 64GB model for $299.



At $199, the price makes the tablet appealing, especially when compared to the current champion in the 7-inch market, the Amazon Kindle Fire. The PlayBook has double the storage, HDMI ouput, dual cameras, a mic, GPS and other features not seen on the newer Fire.

There is one major catch, however. The Playbook runs on the PlayBook OS, which could discontinued at any time, literally, especially as the tablet continues to catch little traction.

Regardless, RIM is expected to launch their Playbook 2.0 OS later this year in a final effort to make a dent in the tablet market dominated by Apple and Android.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 5 Feb 2012 17:09
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  • 7 comments
  • Timmy3 (unverified)

    The OS will not be discontinued. RIM is still a profitable company and the OS will be used for all of its smartphones in the future.

    6.2.2012 07:54 #1

  • Mysttic

    Quote:The OS will not be discontinued. RIM is still a profitable company and the OS will be used for all of its smartphones in the future.
    Only time will tell...

    6.2.2012 08:09 #2

  • Morreale

    Originally posted by Mysttic: Quote:The OS will not be discontinued. RIM is still a profitable company and the OS will be used for all of its smartphones in the future.
    Only time will tell...
    I think once the company actually gets the promised Android app emulation going, the OS will be fine. Android apps, Flash, it looks nice, what else does it need?

    6.2.2012 09:05 #3

  • joepet200

    Originally posted by Morreale: Originally posted by Mysttic: Quote:The OS will not be discontinued. RIM is still a profitable company and the OS will be used for all of its smartphones in the future.
    Only time will tell...
    I think once the company actually gets the promised Android app emulation going, the OS will be fine. Android apps, Flash, it looks nice, what else does it need?
    I need Skype. I would buy one if it had the app.

    6.2.2012 10:41 #4

  • robertmro

    I'll wait until it's free.

    13.2.2012 08:11 #5

  • pmshah

    I have come across a VOIP service that provides free calls to Canada and US. They have applications that are compatible with iPhones, Symbian and Android OS. I am waiting for some voip application that is compatible on any model of BlackBerry. THEN I will go out and buy it.

    13.2.2012 09:06 #6

  • voyager

    Sounds good.

    13.2.2012 14:20 #7

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