Beleaguered RIM slashes prices on all PlayBook duds to $299

“Evidently the holidays didn’t bring much joy to Research in Motion and its struggling PlayBook tablet,” John Paczkowski reports for AllThingsD.

“Despite steep holiday discounts, the company continues to grapple with its unsold PlayBook inventory,” Paczkowski reports. “RIM’s latest PlayBook sale. From now until February 4th, or whenever inventory runs out, RIM is selling all of its PlayBooks for just $299.”

Paczkowski reports. “That’s a lousy deal for the 16 GB model, whose price has dropped as low as $199 at some outlets. But for the 64 GB model, which debuted at $699.99 and is currently selling on Amazon for around $370, it’s not too bad.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: The longest Amateur Hour in recent memory continues, at least until idiotic inventory levels are depleted.

We’ve tried to use a BlackBerry PlayBook. It was a dismal experience. It’s a total POS. At $299, it’s still $299 too high.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “GetMeOnTop” for the heads up.]


  1. Absolutely right about the ‘not so’ Playbook. I tried one out when they first launched. Nothing made sense. After the iPad experience, it was hopelessly counter-intuitive. Blackberry used to be a great business-oriented company. Now they’re a sad joke.

  2. RIM should refund the money back to those who bought their playbook at the original price tag. Or give them a free playbook instead. That will help to clear the stock.

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