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64GB RIM BlackBerry PlayBook tablet hits new low at £129

DSGi is clearing out stocks of the RIM BlackBerry Playbook tablet, with the 64GB model currently available from £129 online - you’d pay £249 if you bought it in store.

Strangely, the 16GB model also costs £129, and the 32GB one actually costs £20 extra than its 64GB counterpart. It could be that the new low price is a genuine human mistake but we suspect that’s not the case given that the tablet has been at this price for a few hours at the time of writing.

The RIM BlackBerry PlayBook tablet was introduced back in the second half of 2010 and was, at the time, the most advanced tablet on the market, being the first to offer a dual-core processor. But by the time it went on sale, it was already superseded by a number of rivals, notably the iPad 2.

The 64GB cost at one point around £550, which means that the new price is 76 per cent less than its original suggested retail price. It is still a very capable tablet though with a dual core Cortex A9 processor, 64GB of storage, 1GB of RAM, a 7in 1,024 x 600 pixels display, a 3-megapixel front facing camera and a 5-megapixel rear one, Blackberry Tablet OS, a microUSB and microHDMI port, Bluetooth, GPS and a thickness of only 10mm.

Source: Currys

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