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Another TouchPad? RIM BlackBerry PlayBook 16GB hits £109, 64GB available from £129

The end for the RIM BlackBerry PlayBook appears to be near as all three SKUs (16GB, 32GB and 64GB) are being discounted at DSGi (PC World, Currys, Dixons).

The 16GB version of the tablet can be had for only £109 while the 64GB costs only £20 extra, a 77 per cent saving off the £559 it cost this time last year, on par with the type of discount we saw one year ago for the HP TouchPad.

The PlayBook was unveiled almost two years ago and was, back then, the first dual-core tablet and the first with 1GB of RAM. However, despite being cutting edge at the time of announcement, by the time it went on sale in the UK, the iPad 2 had already launched.

The PlayBook served as a template for other tablets like the Amazon Kindle Fire. It features a dual-core TI OMAP4430 system-on-chip clocked at 1GHz, 1GB of RAM, up to 64GB of onboard storage, a 7in 1,024 x 600 display, microUSB, Bluetooth, microHDMI, a 3-megapixel front facing camera and a rear 5-megapixel one and BlackBerry Tablet OS.

Even though, there’s no easy way of porting it to Android, the 64GB version is a cracking deal even as a mere Wi-Fi only web-browser/media player/eBook. Check our review of the 16GB RIM BlackBerry PlayBook tablet here.

Source: PC World

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