“Retailers are putting Research in Motion’s BlackBerry Playbook on sale and discounting the troubled tablet computer,” The Canadian Press reports.
“Two of Canada’s biggest electronics retailers, Best Buy and Future Shop, cut the price of all three versions of Playbook by $100,” The Canadian Press reports. “RIM’s tablet can now be had for as low as $399, before taxes.”
MacDailyNews Take: Let’s see: $399 for a failed device with a severe case of AppLack™ and a screen that’s just 45% of Apple’s iPad, or $100 more for an actual iPad. Not a tough choice. Only the clinically insane would consider a dead-end PlayBook, which explains why both of RIM’s half-CEOs are toting one around.
The Canadian Press reports, “RIM’s Playbook has struggled against the popularity of Apple’s iPad… The company shipped about 200,000 PlayBooks in its most recent quarter, about half of what analysts had been expecting.”
MacDailyNews Take: Shipped ≠ sold.
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Coco amuck” for the heads up.]
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