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iPad 2 Rival Alert : 64GB RIM Blackberry Playbook Down To £368

As part of an ongoing promotion, Currys has cut the price of the Blackberry PlayBook tablet PC down to £368.10 after an additional 10 per cent off the marked price.

The device originally cost a staggering £559 back in October and the promotion, which is available till the end of the month, means that the tablet is now one of the cheapest (if not the cheapest) 64GB tablet device currently available in the UK, outside of refurbished and clearance stock that is.

The tablet runs on Blackberry's tablet OS (based on QNX) and has a 7-inch LCD touchscreen display with a 1024x600 pixel resolution, the same as that on the Amazon Kindle Fire.

There's also a dual core TI OMAP4430 chipset clocked at 1GHz, 1GB RAM, a five megapixel camera with a two megapixel front facing camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, microHDMI and mini USB ports, though unfortunately no microSD card reader.

RIM has started to discount the PlayBook worldwide but we are still some way off the reductions seen in Canada and the US. Currys is also selling the 16GB version for £224 which should be more than enough for anyone not craving the extra capacity.

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