Last week, Research-In-Motion (RIM) slashed the price of its first tablet device, the BlackBerry PlayBook in India. Now, the company has dropped the price of this tablet in the US. BlackBerry PlayBook was announced in late-2010 and it was later showcased at CES 2011 in Las Vegas and MWC 2011 in Barcelona. The BlackBerry PlayBook runs on the BlackBerry Tablet OS.
The 64 GB version of this tablet was originally priced at $699, but folks living in the US can get this device for just $299. Even the 16 GB and 32GB variant of this tablet is priced at $299. RIM has also slashed the price of BlackBerry PlayBook in the UK. If you are planning to buy one, then check out the specs after the break.
BlackBerry PlayBook features a 7 inch multi-touch capacitive screen LCD display with 1024 Ã— 600 pixels resolution, 1 GHz dual-core processor, BlackBerry Tablet OS with support for symmetric multiprocessing, 1 GB RAM, 5 megapixel rear camera, 3 megapixel front facing camera, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback and more.
Other features include microHDMI, microUSB, HDMI video output, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, 16GB/ 32GB / 64GB internal memory, flexible application platform with support for WebKit/HTML5, Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Adobe Mobile AIR, Adobe Reader, Predictive text input and a 5300 mAh Li-Po Standard battery.
BlackBerry PlayBook Old Pricing (US):
- 16 GB $499.00
- 32 GB $599.00
- 64 GB $699.00
BlackBerry PlayBook New Pricing (US):
- 16 GB $299.00
- 32 GB $299.00
- 64 GB $299.00
BlackBerry PlayBook Old Pricing (UK):
- 16 GB £399
- 32 GB £479
- 64 GB £559
BlackBerry PlayBook New Pricing (UK):
- 16 GB £169
- 32 GB £199
- 64 GB £329
BlackBerry PlayBook Old Pricing (India):
- 16 GB Rs.27,990
- 32 GB Rs.32,990
- 64 GB Rs.37,990
BlackBerry PlayBook New Pricing (India):
- 16 GB Rs.13,490
- 32 GB Rs.15,990
- 64 GB Rs.24,490
The BlackBerry PlayBook offer in India is extended only for a week. Folks living in the US can order this device at a discounted price till February 4, 2012. To order the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, head over to this page.