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BlackBerry PlayBook gets $150 price cut

By Shawn Knight
Sep 1, 2011
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  1. Best Buy has slashed the price on RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook by $150, bringing the 64GB tablet down to $550. The 16GB model dropped to $450, $50 off the original asking…

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  2. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 991   +90

    If the base model were to drop to $100 I'd pick one without a second thought.
     
  3. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    Would have to be under the $99 price point of the Touchpad..
     
  4. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd TS Rookie Posts: 555

    It will all depend on the playbook 2, it thats failure then RIM should just scrap the idea and move on. But the price drop should move the remaining units, maybe
     
  5. How Low Can You Go !
     
  6. Hopefully much lower.....When they are below the price of a NETbook they might sell some..Till then..Only people who like to spend large amounts of cash on toys are buyin.
     
  7. The next year or 18 months will start to show us where the tablet market is going.
    I have a ASUS transformer and a new ASUS EP121 windows tablet.

    The EP121 is fabulous (except battery life and $1000 price tag). Of course, it is a productivity product versus entertainment product. When Windows becomes available on lower cost architecture, I can see it doing well with people as a productivity device.

    The Ipad will be the entertainment tablet king for some time.

    My opinion of Android and IOS, is that you can get plenty of "apps"
    but get you can't get good "applications".

    Again, my need in a tablet is "to do useful work". My kindle and LCD TV fit my entertainment needs.
     
  8. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Evangelist Posts: 595   +52

    I believe you mean "en masse", not "in mass".

    Anyway, I don't know if I would even bite if it was $50. I might just so that I could try to sell 'em on ebay.
     

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