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

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.

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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1. jldleo

Posts: 38; Member since: Aug 09, 2011

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

2. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

Are they putting the Palm III on sale too? hahaha

3. Nickmfnjackson

Posts: 101; Member since: Jan 21, 2010

I'll pay 150. Make it happen RIM.

4. droiddomination

Posts: 203; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

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

5. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 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.

6. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 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

8. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

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

7. HTCiscool

Posts: 449; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

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

9. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 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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