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Blackberry PlayBook tablet price cut to £99.99

Currys is offering the RIM Blackberry PlayBook for as little as £99.99 including delivery. That’s a discount of £69.01 off its already cut-down price of £169 and a massive discount off its original selling price of nearly £400. That is also considerably less than Amazon's Kindle Fire, which comes with an inferior configuration.

The tablet runs on Blackberry Tablet OS, which is based on the popular QNX RTOS. It packs a dual-core TI OMAP4430 system-on-chip clocked at 1GHz, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of onboard storage, a 1,024 x 600 pixel 7in display, a microUSB port, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, a microHDMI port, GPS, a front facing 3-megapixel camera and a rear 5-megapixel one.

With a thickness of 10mm and a weight of 425g, it matches the size and weight of rival tablets but is now well and truly long in the tooth, given that it was launched more than two years ago. It will be interesting to see how BB10, the next iteration of BlackBerry’s operating system performs on the tablet.

The high street retailer also sells the 64GB version of the BlackBerry PlayBook for £124, which might be a better alternative should you plan to use the tablet to view HD content.

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