Its turning out to be a season of discounts in the tablet segment, it seems. Also, while all of it started with the TouchPad that attained instant stardom with its now famous $99 price tag, none of the tablet PCs following its footsteps has ever trudged so low. Nonetheless, any amount below the stipulated price is always welcome and the latest tablet device out to woo us with a lower price tag is the BlackBerry PlayBook.
So as things stand now, RadioShack is offering the PlayBook for $279.99, which is $200 less than the original price of $479.99. The offer is currently in effect and will be there till the 5th of next month. The RadioShack deals stands like this:
BlackBerry PlayBook with 16 GB of on-board storage:
> $200 instant price reduction which is valid from 7th Oct till 15th of Oct,
> $200 gift card which is valid from 16th Oct till 5th of Nov.
The offer is lucrative to say the least which means those who have always been longing for the PlayBook but stopped short of actually buying it citing of a relatively high tag, well now is the time to take the plunge; and time is limited. Let’s not forget the PlayBook is a solid piece of hardware and the only reason it failed to click is its rather half baked software. RIM is all too aware of that and is doing all it can to shore up its act with a major update planned towards the end of this year.
Sovan Mandal is the senior tablet and tech corespondent for goodereader.com. He brings a international approach to news that is not just applicable to the North American market, but also Asia, India, Europe and others. Sovy brings his own writing flavor to the website and is interested in Science Fiction, Technology and Writing. Any questions, send an email