UK retailer PC World has cut the price of the 64GB version of the RIM BlackBerry PlayBook tablet to only £116.10 thanks to the code PLAYB10 to be used at checkout, making it cheaper than the 32GB version.
The tablet was unveiled almost two years ago but failed to capture a significant marketshare after falling behind Android-based tablets and the Apple iPad 2. Subsequently, following the withdrawal of HP which produced the Web OS-based TouchPad, RIM also seemed to be mulling an exit from the tablet market.
The device, which was the template for the Amazon Kindle Fire, comes with a dual core TI OMAP4430 SoC clocked at 1GHz, 1GB of RAM, 16GB onboard storage, a micro HDMI and micro USB port, two multi-megapixel front and rear cameras, a 7in 1,024 x 600 pixels display plus Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
Powered by RIM’s BlackBerry tablet OS, which is based on QNX, the PlayBook is due an update to BlackBerry 10 which will give it a new lease of life.