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BlackBerry PlayBook's UK Price Cut to £169

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How low can it go?

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.

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    itworldcom , 11 January 2012 00:26
    Whether it's gonna bad or not in Their marketing, RIM should do this as a logical business move. The prediction still quite far until last sale in February 4th, 2012. We just hope the best for You, RIM! http://www.itworldcom.com/prediction-over-playbook-price-cut