Walmart Really, Really Wants You to Own a BlackBerry PlayBook

Posted by Knowlton Thomas

See here for how ridiculously cheap the BlackBerry PlayBook has become since debuting last year with a price tag of $500-plus.

Then read below to be shocked by the fact that, somehow, it has managed to become even cheaper—again (again).

Walmart's upcoming anniversary sale will see RIM's 32GB tablet go on sale for $118—yes, $118. That's a new-new low, almost as low as the temporary $99 employee pricing RIM offered earlier this year. So low that it's beyond unprofitable, possibly even cheaper than the raw cost of the parts it was assembled with.

DON'T MISS: This smartphone manufacture is open to using BB10.

At $118, will consumers finally buy RIM's misbegotten device? Probably not.

Company:
BlackBerry
Website:
http://www.blackberry.com
Location:
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry solution in 1999. Since then, BlackBerry products and services have continued to change the way millions of people around the world stay connected. With the launch of BlackBerry 10, we have re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented BlackBerry. Not only did we introduce a... more


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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys playing tennis, hiking, and exploring weird side streets. more




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