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RIM is having an end-of-the-year sale for its BlackBerry PlayBook - countdown clock in tow as well

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RIM is having an end-of-the-year sale for its BlackBerry PlayBook - countdown clock in tow as well
Taking a look at the calendar, we still have four full days ahead of us before we ring in and celebrate the new year. Naturally, it’s the perfect time for many companies to attempt selling as many products before the 2011 year is behind us – and that’s exactly what RIM is doing right now.

Perusing RIM’s Shop BlackBerry store online, you’ll be greeted with an end-of-the-year countdown clock, but it’s not for the obvious reason for the arrival of the new year. Rather, the countdown clock signifies the time left to take advantage of the sale that’s going on with the BlackBerry PlayBook. Set to expire right before the clock strikes 12AM on January 1st, RIM has all versions of its PlayBook tablets on sale.

Specifically, you can purchase the 16GB version for $199, 32GB for $249, and the 64GB variant for $399. Honestly, that’s stellar pricing for these tablets, but in actuality, we’ve seen other retailers already reducing the price of the QNX based tablet. However, it’s worth noting that shipping times are estimated between 7 to 14 business days – so don’t expect to see it arrive before the new year.

RIM is having an end-of-the-year sale for its BlackBerry PlayBook - countdown clock in tow as well
Nonetheless, at $199 for the base model, it’s very hard to not be tempted by it – especially when it’s a feature-filled tablet with cameras on board. Plus, knowing that it’s going to be treated to Android apps support sometime in the near future, it seems worthy enough for its price point.

source: RIM via Berry Review

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posted on 27 Dec 2011, 14:10

1. jldleo (Posts: 32; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)


Doomsday clock..lol Couldn't resist. good luck in 2012 RIM

posted on 27 Dec 2011, 14:13

2. c.hack (Posts: 491; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)


Are they putting the Palm III on sale too? hahaha

posted on 27 Dec 2011, 14:45 1

3. Nickmfnjackson (Posts: 101; Member since: 21 Jan 2010)


I'll pay 150. Make it happen RIM.

posted on 27 Dec 2011, 15:13

4. droiddomination (Posts: 203; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


android support my arsh! they been saying that since last summer.

posted on 27 Dec 2011, 15:13

5. downphoenix (Posts: 2267; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


I don't regret the purchase of mine, bought for $200 on Black Friday, much more satisfied with this than I originally thought I would be. Can't wait for the OS2 upgarde though, that's going to really make it shine. And android support is alraedy there in the 2.0 beta which you can download.

posted on 27 Dec 2011, 15:28

6. belovedson (Posts: 830; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


this is such old news. rim has been putting out those prices periodically from their site. bestbuy and others have been selling for cheaper

posted on 27 Dec 2011, 20:07

8. simplyj (Posts: 404; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)


Actually no, 199$ is the going starting price at all retail outlets.

posted on 27 Dec 2011, 15:53 1

7. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)


Well I'm rocking the Flyer now which I got for $200 so I dunneed this

posted on 28 Dec 2011, 08:36

9. c.hack (Posts: 491; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)


Much better off getting a Kindle. It has this thing called an email app. Maybe RIM should look into it.

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