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Best Buy Calls an Audible on BlackBerry PlayBook Sales



It appears that the BlackBerry PlayBook has gone the way of the HP TouchPad as stock on Best Buy’s website has dwindled into non-existence amidst reports that the retailer has begun canceling orders of those that placed orders for RIM’s tablet. Best Buy’s forums are currently rife with complaints from people who say that Best Buy charged their credit cards before the device was back-ordered and that the retailer has now cancelled the order altogether.

Now, unlike the TouchPad, it doesn’t appear that the PlayBook is on its way out. The device still appears on Best Buy’s website, it just says that it’s sold out, and RIM currently has the PlayBook available on its website as well.

So, if you thought the PlayBook was dead, it’s not.

BlackBerry PlayBook

What it is though is very cheap. The reason for the shortages have to do with a holiday fire sale that has been going on at both RIM and Best Buy.

The 16GB model is currently only $200, a 32GB model a mere $300 and a 64GB model just $400.

Still, there are reasons why you might want to avoid it this holiday season, head here to hear our thoughts on the subject.

Via: Electronista



  1. Case

    11/28/2011 at 1:30 pm

    I bought the playbook at Telus yesterday when everyone was out of them, and they still are.Not a one to be found anywhere.  Ive used mine for a day now and just love it. I have no trouble getting my email on it or anything else as a matter of fact. The screen is outstanding, actuallyy better than the Ipad or Samsung, in my opinion. I like it so much that I decided to order one for my son for Christmas from the Blackberry store. They are still selling them. My advise to anyone who is in the market for a sleek 7 inch tablet, get this for sure while it is on sale. By Febraury of 2012 I hear it will be Android compatible as far as apps go, However I dont see a problem with apps now., There are plenty available, more than I need. How many apps can one person use. Oh and another thing, the gaming is just vibrant and awesome on this machine,

  2. Cccjim

    12/09/2011 at 10:43 am

    Games, movies and email YES … but without a reliable external keyboard on the market for Playbook …. forget “PRODUCTIVITY”.  “Word to Go” is a painful experience with Playbook’s tablet Qwerty keyboard.  Probably taking my back … if anyone want a slightly “tested” Playbook — then let me know!

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