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RIM Cuts Price Of 32GB BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet To £199

The final clearout of RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook tablet is finally underway, based on the latest round of cuts to the company's beleaguered device.

The 16GB model now costs £169, with the 32GB version available for £199 and the 64GB costing £249 at DSGi (PC World, Dixons and Currys) and Carphone Warehouse; they cost £399, £479 and £559 respectively at launch.

Given that the PlayBook doesn't have a microSD card slot, it would be judicious to choose the appropriate onboard storage to avoid any disappointment.

The tablet, which was presented to the public back in 2010, has a dual core processor, a TI OMAP model clocked at 1GHz, 1GB RAM, a 7-inch 1024x600 pixel capacitive touchscreen, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, multi-megapixel front and rear cameras and BlackBerry OS for tablet.

RIM had just recently discounted the tablet back in October, and the latest round of cuts means that the tablet is almost certainly being sold at cost price.

Any further discounts would, therefore, very likely mean that BlackBerry is losing money. The tablet has served as the template for a number of tablets including the Amazon Kindle Fire device.