Not one to be left out, Best Buy Canada has now dropped the price of the BlackBerry PlayBook
like their US and Mexican counterparts. As it stands now, you can pick up a 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB PlayBook for $299, which matches the pricing that we've seen popping up all over, including straight from RIM
. Thanks for the tip aphelion_blue!
Of course, many people have been left scratching their heads at the pricing, wondering why anyone would buy a 16GB PlayBook for the same price as they could get a 64GB. Well, the answer is pretty obvious if you think about it. They wouldn't, and that's what RIM wants to happen. When the PlayBook was released, the 64GB was priced at $699 and it seems that most people weren't willing to shell out that much for a tablet that they weren't 100% sure would be right for them. The 16GB PlayBook at $499 was still a bit expensive, but more likely to sell, and add to that all the 16GB PlayBooks RIM has given away through the developer program
and at DevCon
and BlackBerry World
, and it's clear that RIM is likely sitting on a fairly large pile of 64GB tablets. What better way to get rid of them than to make the choice for the customer by offering the larger capacity tablet for the same price as the smaller?
More details from Best Buy Canada