BlackBerry Playbook only $299 at Staples

BlackBerry PlayBook only $299 at Staples
Looks like Best Buy isn’t the only major retailer slashing the price of the BlackBerry Playbook as Staples is now offering the 7-inch tablet for a price of only $299 for the 16GB, WiFi model.

The original price of the BlackBerry PlayBook was $499. It is no secret that it didn’t sell well, so hopefully a drop in price will give RIM some insight as to the proper price point for a tablet such as the PlayBook. The 32GB and 64GB models also received price drops to $399 and $499 respectively.

Despite the fact that it never really took off, the PlayBook is actually a very nice tablet. Other than its high-resolution 7-inch display, the PlayBook is powered by dual-core 1GHz processor and 1GB of RAM. The user interface is different than what you would find on BlackBerry smartphones. It is a QNX based operating system that brings webOS like cards to the tablets main screen for easy multitasking.

Web browsing on the PlayBook is also quite a treat. The WebKit browser supports both HTML-5 and Adobe Flash Player 10.1. Rounding out the tablet experience is a set of cameras. A 5 megapixel camera occupies the rear while a 3 megapixel shooter is perched on the front.   

For only $299 you can’t really go wrong here. There are no rebates and no catches. For a price like this, is anybody going to head to their local Staples to pick up a BlackBerry PlayBook?

source: Berry Review  

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