BlackBerry PlayBook 64GB Price Dropped To Just £129 ($200) In The UK

BlackBerry PlayBook is the company’s first tablet device. It was showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2011 in Las Vegas and MWC 2011 in Barcelona. BlackBerry PlayBook runs on the BlackBerry Tablet OS. Earlier this year, it was upgraded to the new BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 which delivers an enhanced tablet experience and brings improved mobile productivity along with updated BlackBerry Bridge, new apps and content.

The worldwide sales of BlackBerry PlayBook was highly disappointing. Last year, Research-In-Motion (RIM) has already reduced the price of this device in most of the countries including Canada, US, UK, India and so on. The original price of BlackBerry Playbook 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB was £399, £479 and £559 respectively. However, the price was later reduced to £169 for 16 GB, £199 for 32 GB and £329 for 64 GB.

Now, RIM has further reduced the price of BlackBerry PlayBook 64 GB variant to just £129 (approx. $200) in the UK. You heard it right! This amazing tablet is now £200 cheaper from the last price drop and £430 cheaper than the original price tag. This device is currently available for purchase at PC World, Dixons and Currys. To get this tablet, head over to this page. If you are planning to buy one, then check out the complete specs after the break.

BlackBerry PlayBook features a 7 inch multi-touch capacitive screen LCD display, sporting a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels, BlackBerry Tablet OS with support for symmetric multiprocessing, 1 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB RAM, dual HD cameras (3 megapixel front facing, 5 megapixel rear facing), full HD (1080p) video recording and much more.

Other features include HDMI video output, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, 64GB internal memory, microHDMI, microUSB, flexible application platform with support for WebKit/HTML-5, Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Adobe Mobile AIR, Adobe Reader, Predictive text input and a 5300 mAh Li-Po Standard battery.

BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 Update Now Available For Download

Last year, Research In Motion (RIM) launched its first tablet device, the BlackBerry Playbook. It was the first device to run on the BlackBerry PlayBook OS. The worldwide sales of BlackBerry PlayBook was highly disappointing. The company also reduced the price of this device by 50% in most of the European, American and Asian markets, including the UK, US, Canada and India.

RIM recently announced the new BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 for the existing BlackBerry PlayBook owners. According to the company, the new BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 delivers an enhanced tablet experience and allows you to use the BlackBerry PlayBook in new ways throughout the day. Check out the complete features after the break.

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BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 Features;

Integrated email client with a powerful unified inbox: The new BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 comes with a unified inbox that combines all messages in one place. You will not only find emails from your personal and work accounts, but you will also find messages from Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter in the unified inbox.

Social Integration with Calendar and Contacts apps: The built-in calendar collects information from social networks and makes it available where and when users need it. The contact apps gets the updated information from social networking sites and create a consolidated view of contacts.

Updated BlackBerry Bridge app: The unique BlackBerry Bridge allows you to connect the BlackBerry PlayBook and core apps on your BlackBerry smartphone, including the BBM, Email, Contacts, Calendar and Browser, so that you can view the content on the larger display. The updated BlackBerry Bridge app also provides a new remote control feature that allows a BlackBerry smartphone to be used as a wireless keyboard and mouse for a BlackBerry PlayBook.

Improved mobile productivity: The new BlackBerry PlayBook OS comes with an updated virtual keyboard with auto correction and predictive next word completion for more accurate typing. It also comes with an updated document editing functions, the new Print To Go app and BlackBerry Balance.

New apps and content: BlackBerry PlayBook users can now access thousands of Android apps on their BlackBerry tablet. The company also launched the new BlackBerry Video Store which will be initially available in the United States. The BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 also comes with enhanced web browsing capabilities.

The new BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 update is currently available as a free download for all BlackBerry PlayBook tablets. You will receive a notification on the PlayBook status ribbon as soon as the update is available for your device. You can also manually check for update under Software Updates in the settings menu.