It seems RIM will continue selling the PlayBook tablet for $199, the special discounted price that had made the tablet popular with consumers. It’s no secret the PlayBook fared miserably in the market after its launch, though sales picked up when price was brought down to $199. Also, RIM had offered the PlayBook tablet for $199 a number of times, though it had always reverted back to its original price of $499. However, good sense seems to have prevailed with the RIM boffins so that they are now flashing “New Low Price” along with the $199 price tag. RIM had earlier even offered the PlayBook for a flat rate of $299 regardless of the memory capacity the tablet offered.
However, the PlayBook can now be picked up for a cool $199 for the 16 GB version, while 32 and 64 GB of on-board storage will set one back by $249 and $299. Now consumers shouldn’t be complaining, though RIM is having to absorb quite a hefty financial loss with the PlayBook sales.