RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook has not brought the company much in the way of success. In fact, the Canadian smartphone manufacturer is currently selling off stock at an extremely low price in a move not too different to what HP did with the TouchPad. This week, it was reported that RIM had slashed the price of all PlayBook models to just $299, no matter what capacity you wanted. Though there doesn't seem to be any indication that RIM has a similar one-price-fits-all plan for the UK market, the device is getting another price cut here.
Crave reports that following the recent price cut that brought the tablet down to £250, Carphone Warehouse is now selling the 16GB PlayBook for just £169. Though the larger capacity versions are more expensive, they're not exactly off the charts and are still pretty wallet-friendly, especially when you consider the fact that we're talking about tablets that hit the market less than a year ago. The 32GB model is now going for £199, while the 64GB model is priced at £329.
The PlayBook hit UK shelves in June of this year. At launch, the cheapest model was £399, while the 32GB and 64GB models were £479 and £559 64GB, respectively.