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RIM BlackBerry Playbook Tablet Down To £160

It's hard to imagine that the original selling price of the Blackberry PlayBook tablet was, up until last October, £399. It can now be had from as little as £160 from PC World after using the voucher code "TAB5" which is valid for another 48 hours.

The tablet, which was unveiled back in 2010, comes with the QNX-based BlackBerry Tablet OS, a dual core TI OMAP4430 chip clocked at 1GHz, 1GB RAM, 16GB onboard memory, a 7-inch 1,024 by 600 pixels, a microUSB port (but no memory card slot), Bluetooth, WiFi, a microHDMI and an audio jack.

Other properties include a 10mm thickness, a weight of 425g, a Li-Ion battery, GPS, headset socket, a front facing three-megapixel camera, a rear facing five megapixel one and native support for Blackberry smartphones with access to email, calendar, address book, task list and BBM instant messaging.

Not that PC World is also selling the 32GB and 64GB of the tablet for £189.05 and £236.55 after the five per cent discount with the latter model being the cheapest 64GB tablet currently on the market.

Other rivals at this price include the Amazon Kindle Fire (when it launches in the UK), Archos/Arnova Android-based tablets and the Lenovo Ideapad A1.

Source : Currys

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