RIM slashes prices, PlayBooks continue selling like snotcakes

“BlackBerry PlayBook prices were cut by $200 in the US last month as retailers cried out for something extra to help shift mountain mounting stock levels estimated at some half a million units across the world,” Paul Kunert reports for Reg Hardware.

“Last week, retailers PC World and Currys lopped £150 off the price of the 16GB and 32GB models, and other partners including Carphone Warehouse, Phone4U, Best Buy along with business resellers Insight, Vodafone and Orange all had access to the same rebate deal,” Kunert reports. “But sources reckon that while the discounts have given ensuing sales a slight uplift, adoption remains disappointing.”

Kunert reports, “RIM last month dismissed industry talk that it is set to jettison the PlayBook as “pure fiction’…”

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MacDailyNews Take: Amateur hour is over. People don’t want fake iPads, they want real iPads.

[Attribution: Electronista. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]

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