That was fast. Best Buy in the U.S. knocked the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet down to $299, apparently in response to the market-upending price of Amazon's Kindle Fire.
Clicking on each model on U.S. Best Buy's PlayBook page as of Wednesday night will reveal that the 16GB PlayBook fell to $299 from $499, the 32GB dropped to $399 from $599, and the 64GB model to $499 from $699.
While this doesn't quite match the $99 fire sale for Hewlett-Packard's TouchPad, $200 off the regular price of a PlayBook is nothing to sniff at.
Amazon announced today the Kindle Fire will sell for $199,.
Earlier this week,at Best Buy in Canada and Staples. And earlier in the month, Best Buy of the 64GB PlayBook to $550, $150 off the regular price.