Price Of RIM Blackberry Playbook Drops To £357 At Amazon

The official launch of the RIM Blackberry Playbook tablet may be weeks away but there are sellers that are dispatching the device AND undercutting the official selling price significantly.

DigiGood, an Amazon retailer, is selling the 16GB version of the tablet for £357, a £43 discount off the suggested retail price and well below any of the competing retailers like Insight, DSGi, Carphone Warehouse and Phones 4U.

The Playbook is set to go on sale on the 16th of June across the UK and will be offered by some retailers as a package with Blackberry handsets.

RIM's first tablet was officially presented almost nine months ago and comes with a 1GHz dual core System on chip, the TI OMAP4430, 1GB RAM, 16GB onboard storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a five-megapixel rear camera (with 1080p recording) and a three megapixel front facing one, a 7-inch 1024x600 pixel multi touch display, support for Adobe Flash 10.1 HDMI and USB ports.

At 425g, it is light enough to be carried around easily although its thicker-than-average bezel makes it way bigger than it is supposed to be.

The Playbook is already ranked 11th in the list of best selling tablets on Amazon and its 16GB version is likely to be the most popular of the three stock keeping units because it can be easily upgraded.