RIM BlackBerry PlayBook 64GB tablet down to £116.10

UK retailer PC World has cut the price of the 64GB version of the RIM BlackBerry PlayBook tablet to only £116.10 thanks to the code PLAYB10 to be used at checkout, making it cheaper than the 32GB version.

The tablet was unveiled almost two years ago but failed to capture a significant marketshare after falling behind Android-based tablets and the Apple iPad 2. Subsequently, following the withdrawal of HP which produced the Web OS-based TouchPad, RIM also seemed to be mulling an exit from the tablet market.

As for the PlayBook, it is now in the bargain basement section with discount of more than 75 per cent off its SRP.

The device, which was the template for the Amazon Kindle Fire, comes with a dual core TI OMAP4430 SoC clocked at 1GHz, 1GB of RAM, 16GB onboard storage, a micro HDMI and micro USB port, two multi-megapixel front and rear cameras, a 7in 1,024 x 600 pixels display plus Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Powered by RIM’s BlackBerry tablet OS, which is based on QNX, the PlayBook is due an update to BlackBerry 10 which will give it a new lease of life.