RIM sells all BlackBerry PlayBook versions for just $299 until February 4
If you’re in the US, now may be the time to buy a BlackBerry PlayBook. Especially if you’ve been craving one of the SKUs with more integrated storage (like 32 or 64 GB).
That’s because all PlayBook versions can now be bought for just $299 from the BlackBerry online store. So no matter if you go for the one with 16 GB, 32 GB, or 64 GB of built-in storage, the price is the same.
That makes the amount of money you save on, say, the 64 GB unit be $400. It’s $300 for the 32 GB version, and ‘just’ $200 if you go for the 16 GB variant – but why would you? At this price, it’s clearly a bad idea to buy anything else than the 64 GB PlayBook.
This sale does feel like it’s a desperate attempt from RIM to rack up some PlayBook sales. But it may just work, despite the fact that you could find the 16 GB unit even $100 cheaper than this over the past few weeks. After all, what HP’s sales for the TouchPad proved was that people will buy cheap tablets, if they’re made by a well-known brand.
Let’s wait and see how this pans out for RIM. The offer, by the way, is only valid until February 4. If you’re interested, this is the link to go to now.