Digest: Preceding rumors of RIM dropping the price tag of Blackberry PlayBook to $199 confirmed.
Research In Motion’s continually struggling PlayBook tablet pc got a much needed push this holiday season when we received a tweet from Blackberry’s official twitter account.
We received a confirmation today from RIM about the proposed price drop of the 16GB Blackberry PlayBook to $199 during this holiday season, for a limited time. The price drop is limited to certain retailers like Best Buy, Wireless Giant, Staples, OfficeMax, Office Depot, Radio Shack and Wal-Mart.
Considering the fact that Amazon Kindle Fire’s price range is its strongest positive aspect, the Playbook tablet will fall in the same price range as Kindle Fire and is kind of a big deal in the market. With the purchase worthy price, consumers might be tempted to buy Blackberry Playbook and RIM might as well be able to steal some of Amazon’s loyal customers.
However, the full $300 price drop since Blackberry Playbook’s launch this year is actually a bad news. We really hope that temporary price drop will help RIM cut down on some major losses associated with the tablet PC.