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.
Android apps support sometime in the near future, it seems worthy enough for its price point.
source: RIM via Berry Review