16GB, 32GB, and 64GB versions of the BlackBerry PlayBook are all priced at $299 online

16GB, 32GB, and 64GB versions of the BlackBerry PlayBook are all priced at $299 online
Yeah, it’s not necessarily the best deal we’ve seen with the BlackBerry PlayBook thus far, but nonetheless, it makes owning the highest capacity version very easy going on the wallet. Just before the new year, RIM had a special sale going on for its line of PlayBook tablets, but it seems they’re cooking up something new for the new year.

This time around, the 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB versions of the PlayBook, essentially all models, are now priced at $299 through RIM’s Shop BlackBerry store online. Of course, $299 for the 16GB and 32GB versions is higher than the prices we’ve seen flaunted of late, but the 64GB one is priced considerably lower than before.

Honestly, it’s hardly unlikely to see people picking up the 16GB and 32GB versions, even more when they’re all priced uniformly at $299. Moreover, RIM has decided to really lengthen this promotion more than its last one, seeing that it’s going on well throughout the month and into February – with it ending on February 4th to be exact.

Shipping is included with the purchase, but as it currently stands, they’ll ship within 7 to 14 business days from the time they’re purchased. Either way, you can bet that a lot of people are going to gravitate towards the 64GB model above all.

source: RIM via Berry Review

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  • Display 7.0 inches
    600 x 1024 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    3 MP front
  • Hardware TI OMAP4430, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB,
  • OS BlackBerry Tablet OS



7. Jarahawk

Posts: 43; Member since: Dec 04, 2011

I am very interested in seeing how the Playbook works with Blackberry Bridge. It appears that the Playbook can browse the web via Bluetooth connection with one's Blackberry smartphone. This means one can tether for free? Awesome!

5. rwrife

Posts: 32; Member since: Sep 25, 2009

Oddly enough, I think $99 is still too much to pay for it. All you can do is surf the web on it and use a handful of so-so apps. Touchpad was a much better deal...in fact I think the TP at full price is a better deal than the PB at discounted prices.

6. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Thats not true. QNX platform was built with the ability to use android apps as well as blackberry apps.. so as soon as its enabled officially (i think i just read an article where it was hacked in anyways), that opens it up to hundreds of thousands of new apps.

4. DROIDX0430

Posts: 469; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

Still way to much...fire sale that thing like hp did with the touchpad for 99.00 and the thing will sell.

3. TechyMexican

Posts: 17; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

I hope they release a 10 inch version and a updated 7 inch version soon.

2. solidsnakeduds013

Posts: 221; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Oh thanks RIM $300 for a 64 gb playbook. While the other models are at the same price sweet.

1. brenner182

Posts: 29; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Well thats not half bad at all.

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