BlackBerry PlayBook bestseller at major Canadian retailer
RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook is a hot item at a large national Canadian reseller this week.
Have consumers forsaken the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet? Not at one large Canadian retailer.
That may have something to do with the price, of course. The 16GB PlayBook is selling for $199 in Canada, as it is in the U.S. at retailers like Best Buy.
Like Future Shop, Best Buy is also selling the 32GB model for $249.99 and the 64GB model for $299.99.
The low price isn't a new trend by any means. This has, when RIM slashed prices $300 across the board.
And with Apple's new iPad due next week, it could be a matter of more urgency for RIM to get the PlayBook into as many hands as possible.
The PlayBook includes a 7-inch 1024x600 display, Wi-Fi connectivity, 3MP front-facing camera and a 5MP rear camera, a Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 dual-core processor, 1GB of system memory, and--according to Future Shop and Best Buy--is available with PlayBook Operating System 2.0.
Updated at 11:10 p.m. PST: adds information about PlayBook OS 2.0 availability.