RIM drops BlackBerry PlayBook to $199 in time for the holidays

Shawn Knight

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Research in Motion has announced via Twitter that they will be dropping the price of the BlackBerry PlayBook to $199 for a limited time. This is a significant price cut…

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Too little, too late as far as I'm concerned. I'm sure that a lot of people could benefit from the Playbook's new low price, yet with RIM continually pushing back the update to include native email, I just don't feel comfortable throwing down $200. Couple that with a lackluster app market, and that seals it for me.

I'm holding out for the Transformer Prime. I would have happily paid $499 for a Playbook, had RIM taken the time to get it right, instead of forcing it out the door incomplete.

Greg S

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And apple still is now changing. Wow. Typical "We are better than the rest because we say so, and no one else can verify this" approach of apple.