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Holiday shoppers seeking a tablet bargain have another option: Research In Motion has slashed the starting price of its BlackBerry PlayBook line by $300, meaning it’s only $199 for the 16 GB version. But more PlayBook sales could actually be worse for RIM. Here’s why.

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Holiday shoppers seeking a tablet bargain have another option: Research In Motion has slashed the starting price of its BlackBerry PlayBook line by $300, meaning it’s only $199 for the 16 GB version. RIM’s website says for a limited time, the $199 deal is available at Walmart, BestBuy, Office Depot, and Radio Shack. Some may jump on this deal, but even at $199, I don’t expect RIM to see a massive uptick in PlayBook sales.

It may sound counterintuitive, but the last thing RIM needs is to sell more PlayBooks. Regular consumers, which this deal is targeted at, are likely to end up disappointed by the purchase, which would generate even more negative publicity for RIM’s tablet.

I suspect buyers would be disappointed because they would find no native email client and a limited selection of applications. While the PlayBook runs Flash extremely well, (here’s why) even non-techie people may have heard Flash is now a dead end on mobile devices; Adobe is finally abandoning it. So even this feature has a limited shelf life.

Then there’s the competition at this price point. The regularly priced PlayBook couldn’t fight against the iPad at $499, and I don’t think it stands much of a chance against the new Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet priced at $199 and $249 respectively.

With either of these devices, consumers get very similar hardware with the addition of a stronger ecosystem. So what makes a $199 PlayBook more compelling than either? For most people, it won’t be. We recently saw HP sell a boatload of TouchPad tablets at the low fire-sale price of $99 and $149 — enough to take second place behind Apple in tablet sales, reports NPD — but I don’t expect to see the same frenzy around this limited-time PlayBook deal. Time will tell.

RIM’s PlayBook problem isn’t that it isn’t selling PlayBooks, though that’s also true. RIM’s PlayBook problem is that it hasn’t offered a solid reason for people without a BlackBerry phone to buy a PlayBook in the first place. It was priced too high out of the gate and was missing key software features. The PlayBook works great for what it does, but what it doesn’t do is the issue.

Instead of selling hardware at what’s likely under cost, RIM should instead deliver the software updates it promised months ago to bring native email support and the Android application player. Then, maybe, a $199 PlayBook might appeal a little more.

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  9. Completely agreed! A Playbook without a compatible (tethering enabled) Blackberry is absolutely useless (considering the lack of native email client & calendar application). Furthermore, it isn’t even a viable e-reader for most people due to the lack of availability of e-reading applications…which reminds me of three relevant letters – D.O.A.

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    1. …”which reminds me of three relevant letters – D.O.A.”
      Ah yes – a trained seal repeats what his … oh forget it. Out of respect for Mr. Jobs, I will not continue the line – but seriously, for crying out loud, do you guys ever think for yourselves? Is there such a thing as a non-brainwashed ifan?
      Try framing an argument using your own paradigm.

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      1. I agree respighifan, Most of the comment is from a brainwashed Apple user or one of the hired lackies to undermine BB. Too bad that these people can’t thin k for themselves

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  14. Silly article.

    Flash is dead end on mobile but NOT computers. Websites will continue to run Flash for years and YEARS to come, this tablet will be able to display those website properly. Games, activities, videos, all run on flash on the web, and this tablet can play them. Hows that for apps for you?

    And as for email. Most people don’t even know what a “native email client” is. They go to gmail, or hotmail, or yahoo. And the playbook blazes on those sites.

    I own a new fire, and a playbook, and they are incomparable, the playbook blows it of the water in speed, interface and design.

    I know its popular to crap on RIM but at least try and make sense while you do it, what does the fire offer that the playbook does not? Native email client, please. Playbook only lacks in APPS, and that will get solved with more sales, and the android player.

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    1. Gino, how do you get email notifications on the PlayBook? Simple answer: you don’t. Consumers are accustomed to getting a notification when email arrives and not just on mobile devices, but on desktops too. Flash support is nice and as I said in prior articles (where I praised the PlayBook, mind you) RIM’s tablet offers the best Flash mobile experience I’ve seen yet. But as the iPad without its Flash support has shown, far fewer people care about Flash on a mobile device. For those that do, the PlayBook is stellar.

      Based on my hands-on experience with the PlayBook and my response, I don’t see that the post is silly at all. We can agree to disagree of course. ;)

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      1. Email updates? I get them on my phone. I havent opened up an “email client” in years other then my work required novell groupwise which doesnt work on any other tablet anyways. RIM is holding back the release so that it will work with Enterprise email, which is a concern for people who use the enterprise email, but not for regular users.

        Most people want a tablet to browse the web, read books or docs at meetings, watch videos and show off a cool toy. The playbook can do this all better then the ipad OR the fire , it has multi tasking and provides a much quicker user experience then the ipad and is faster then the dual core android versions (android doesn’t seem as optimised to me, still slow for some reason on blazingly fast hardware).

        Apps however are important, it can’t yet search a pdf, and while there are thousands of GREAT flash games for the playbook, there arent thousands of great game-apps for the playbook, yet. This is the one reason why the playbook is not worth 599. But in my opinion this is not a reason why its not worth 199. At 199, it is a complete steal as this device is in the ranks of iPad and Galaxy range for tablets and is superior in many way.

        Sorry just getting sick of people telling me that my Bold is garbage because it doesn’t have Siri. My Bold is a beast, and I can write a novel as an email reply before an iphone user can finish a sentence. Media keeps telling me RIM is behind the times because it doesn’t have a shazam app. This theme is getting old.

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        1. Gino, great response; thx! I get that the PlayBook meets most, if not all of your needs. I really do. And as I said in the post, there’s much to like about it. The problem is: most other people won’t invest in a tablet without a solid ecosystem of apps or media. For that reason, the PlayBook isn’t appealing to the mass market / general consumer. It appeals to you and you like it. That’s great. But it’s not appealing to many others. Perhaps it will appeal more at $199, but not enough to move millions of PlayBooks IMO.

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    2. Consumers don’t care about flash. When they go on a site that has flash on their tablet, if for example they can’t play a video – they move on and will most likely not bother with that site again. If a website has flash, that’s their problem. Nobody is ditching their iPad for a Playbook so they can use flash.

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      1. But if you are not in the market yet, as I was, the $199 price sold me on the playbook and am loving it. Can’t even find em in stores at that price. Consumers will go for the price point as I have.

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    3. 2 problems Gino.
      1) Mobile devices are quickly becoming the favorite way to access the internet… not by a little but by a lot!
      2) By going HTML5 many sites manage to give their POTENTIAL clients, with Flash-enabled devices (which even by Adobe’s admission, did not work very well), better access to their sites AND they get access to a HUGE pool of iOS device based customers (highly desired demographics). This does not remove access from laptops and desktops. Taking a look from a purely business and non-IT perspective, would you spend money on 2 different versions of your site? Not likely. That is why I strongly suspect you will see Flash disappear from all platforms very quickly. (within 2-3 years)

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  15. wrong wrong wrong – went to Staples and to Best Buy and they were both sold out. So they seem to be selling well, a good move since they want to keep BBX-powered devices in the marketplace as much as they can. Further, spare us the notion that the PLaybook does not stand up well to the Kindle Fire etc in terms of hardware. That is a lie, plain and simple.

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    1. Do you know how much PlayBook stock that Staples and BestBuy had before the price drop? That’s a key datapoint for “they seem to be selling well.” ;) Regardless, the post doesn’t say the Playbook doesn’t stand up well to the Fire in terms of hardware; it says they’re similar. That’s the truth, plain and simple. Short of the cameras, twice the storage/RAM and a microphone, what’s different? Both have the same TI OMAP 4 4430 dual-core processor, screen sizes, display resolution, etc….

      If you’re looking solely at hardware, yes, the PlayBook bests the Fire (and to a lesser degree the $249 Nook Tablet which lacks only the cameras). But if you’re looking solely at hardware for a tablet purchase, you’re only making a decision with half the relevant information: software, features, user experience and ecosystem are what most people should also consider.

      In any case, if you want or have a PlayBook and you’re happy with it, that’s great! I’ve said for years that the best mobile device is the one that meets your needs, regardless of who makes it.

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        Well, there are a few little differences. Like Bluetooth connectivity, GPS, HDMI video out …

        Also, as of the last tests & specs I’ve seen, the PlayBook had the brightest screen (both max and default brightness) usable in direct sunlight, the highest color fidelity of any tablet, and one of the best stereo speaker systems …

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  16. It smacks of desperation yes, but seems to me this price drop might actually work as RIM is hoping – namely, to drive adoption across the entire BB product range. My case is typical (as I’m sure RIM is hoping): I have a Bold 9700 and was thinking of upgrading to an Android handset soon, but I just bought a $199 Playbook, and chances are much better now that I’ll consider another BB instead of an Android so I can continue taking advantage of RIM’s “bridge” functionality.

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    1. That makes total sense Thomas; might be a good buy for you due to your ownership of the Bold. What always bothered me about the PlayBook strategy was the heavy tie to BlackBerry phones. An approach like that is good for sales to your existing user base, but does little to expand beyond your existing user base. Enjoy the PlayBook if you get it; as I said in the post: what it can do, it does really well.

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      1. Even if the PB came with a mobile network radio, I doubt I’d have much appetite for yet another monthly bill from one of the major carriers just to keep my tablet fed with 1’s and 0’s. I actually quite like the model where a smartphone handset acts as a nerve centre for the entire constellation of mobile gadgets you happen to be carrying. If RIM were to extend BB Bridge and open up the protocol so that a Bold could serve content to an iPad, and an HTC Desire could serve content to a Playbook, they might just have an ass-saving technology on their hands.

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        1. I hear that! I have integrated 3G on my Galaxy Tab, but my next purchase is likely to be a Wi-Fi tablet that I’ll simply tether (when out and about) to my handset. ;)

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  17. I own the playbook, but i must say if this is the way the update is gonna be then i probably wont update at all. I would speculate that rim hasn’t managed to add android to their devices without exposing their security software to hackers and this has held them back. Android and ios have been exploited in every conceivable manner rim cant afford that happening. I disagree with your assessment about flash it will be years until the current mobile versions will be obsolete, ipad 4 will be out and flash will be working fine on these devices.

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  18. I don’t agree.
    new OS2 for playbook will support native email client and can run andriod applicaion on it.
    I think author should do more investigation before writing the article.

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    1. Yes, the next OS version — due out in February — will have a native email client and Android app support. I knew that. RIM said in March they’d deliver the email client in about 3 months. That delivery date was pushed out to February. My point was that it’s late. ;)

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  19. I just bought the $199 Playbook and was more than impressed with it. I like the idea that my emails are not stored on it and that I need to use the bridge – which works perfectly. If it weren’t for all the bad reviews initially, I would have purchased it when it first came out – and now what I see people were complaining about the Bridge, to me is makes so much sense to do it that way – security, security, security! I am shocked at how great the tablet is – wow.

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    1. You and me both. I only jumped into tablet market because of the great price point on the playbook. That’s why they are so hard to get a hold of now, sold out everywhere. Consumers who don’t have a tablet going out in droves to buy it just for price point and will more than likely like it. Same would have been true if it was the ipad for that price.

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  20. Why not even a $199 PlayBook tablet will help RIM http://t.co/d6Kw7qWZ

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  22. RT @gadgetsearch: Why not even a $199 PlayBook tablet will help RIM http://t.co/3Igec03jhttp://t.co/ioh7HEZW

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  23. PlayBook has been on sale for $199 in Canada since Thursday and is completly sold out,on-line or in stores. Check Best Buy Canada or Staples Canada web site. Same with Future Shop and The Source (was Radio Shack). Notwithstanding all the negative press and Apple lovers who consistantly overpay, the people have spoken.

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    1. The bugger is that RIM NEVER gives actual sales numbers… just channel. That is why they good give pretty decent numbers one quarter and disastrous numbers the next. You can only stuff the channel so much and then it chokes. Leaving you with embarrassing numbers soon enough. Apparently Samsung gets around that by sometimes even skipping quarterly shipments as well.

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  24. You hit the nail on the head Kevin. The problem with the playbook was that it was designed to complement RIM’s smartphone. What they should have done was put the guts of a BB smartphone inside with all the bells and whistles – PIM functionality, working BT – and make smartphone integration OPTIONAL rather than REQUIRED.

    I actually liked the PlayBook during my brief look. Indeed, if I could have seen calendar, email, contacts and tasks functionality standard fare, I would have given it a recommendation. And that’s rare from me given my unequivocal preference for netbooks!

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  25. Funnily enough, the PlayBooks sold out pretty fast on several sites on Sunday and Monday.

    I guess nobody wants them then…

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    1. Many sites had limited stock because the Playbook wasn’t selling well, so they didn’t reorder when their original stock, eventually, went down. Selling lots and selling out are not the same thing.

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      1. +1. Bear in mind that RIM only shipped 200,000 PlayBooks in the most recently reported quarter; 500,000 the quarter before. So there aren’t millions to sell at any price. ;)

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  26. I disagree with a few things said in this article. If you are shopping for an eReader, this tablet works great! Compared to say the Kobo Vox, it holds twice as much for $199, is much more responsive (have you tried a Vox? You really have to press hard to get it to register key presses).

    With version 2.0 of the OS coming, which will include a calendar and contacts apps, RIM is addressing these apparent major issues for it’s end users.

    I do have a BB phone that I can bridge to but honestly, if you want it for a color eReader, video player, sit on the couch web browser, you can’t really go wrong for $199.

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  27. Native email client? You techies need to step out of the ’90s. I stopped using a native email client years ago. Cloud-based email so that you can access it from any system attached to the internet is the way to go (gmail, ISP or the office webmail, etc). Most people don’t need to download their email to a single device and would be much better off using those alternatives.

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    1. trev: Many of us use GMail or some such with IMAP so we can have the best of both worlds. Rich email clients that are local to the device are not just nicer to use, but also a necessity for travellers and such who lose connectivity but still want to be productive. The bubble you live in isn’t necessarily the bubble others live in.

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  28. I recently bought a Bold 9900 for my younger daughter, who is primarily interested in quick messaging. She liked it a lot, and on her recommendation, I got Bold 9900’s for her sister and mother – they too are happy with theirs. Again the main focus is messaging, which the Bold 9900 does very well (and quickly, with a combination of keypad, touchpad (for revisions) and touch screen (for scrolling)).

    With great difficulty, I have now purchased a Playbook 32 gb for my younger daughter, for Christmas. It was sold out everywhere, and I was about to give up on it until I found one on the Walmart site, of all places. Everywhere, I see reviewers complaining about the need to tether the Playbook to a Blackberry phone. For us, this is actually an essential advantage, as it avoids having to have a second wireless plan – and my younger daughter always has her phone with her, so it’s no problem. No way that she would want to pay anything for a second plan for a tablet device, so the Playbook is really the only option, as well as the preferred one.

    So yes, there are some happy customers (and some repeat customers) out there. We had never had any smart phone until a couple of months ago, so there are even some new customers out there.

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    1. The thing is chk rim site, we will get free upgrade to os2 over the air which will run anroid apps, native client, whatver else is missing..just bought playbook and I am impressed. The only thing is bad about is apps but do I care about them..no..I just want to use it for net, web based emails and work stuff.

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    2. Hi @John_D,
      Alex from RIM here. Thank you very much for sharing your experience and for being part of #TeamBlackBerry. It’s great to hear of families staying connected over BBM. You really nailed one of the PlayBook’s key differentiators – BlackBerry Bridge. This app allows BlackBerry smartphone users, like your family, to access email, calendar, contacts, memo pad, tasks and BBM – all on the PlayBook’s larger display. You can even access the web when you’re outside of Wi-Fi coverage using your existing BlackBerry smartphone’s data connection (check with your wireless carrier for your individual options) – a key consideration for many users.
      Once your daughter opens up her Christmas gift, make sure she checks out this helpful interactive guide so she can hit the ground running with her new PlayBook: http://bbry.lv/fbcgeG.
      Cheers,
      Alex, RIM Social Media Team

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      1. Alex I’m glad you answered and made it clear how good this is for RIM users. But it also shows how uninteresting it can be for non RIM phone users. The “feature” you state of using the phone as a mobile hotspot is available on many phones. I have 6G/mth I share with my iPad2. However the choice was mine. iPad2 WIFI or iPad2 WIFI+3G. 3G and then 4G was promised for the playbook quite some time ago, like the OS improvements and they have yet to materialize. The OS will arrive in time for iPad3 and IceCream Sandwich tablets from Android (which are already arriving), and yet BBM will only arrive later. Please explain what is the real strategy here because it escapes me.

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  29. Lasu: Why not even a $199 PlayBook tablet will help RIM http://t.co/btChwtIR

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  30. I have a 16GB Playbook on order and am really looking forward to using it. It beats anything out there in the $199 range (in Canada at least) and will have a email client and calendar with the new OS update next year. For me, it’s the perfect sized web browser, ereader and video/photo player. A great deal!

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  31. I am watching this thread in full color from my doa touchpad thag cost me 149 at office depot. the truth is I don’t need any redundant unnecessary apps and I can use it very well to plah my videos, read books, browse internet and do emails. not all of us users are brainwashed with th icoolaids and yes we are looking for affordable tablets with high quality hardware. this where amazon will fill the gap with the kindle fires and the new models to come.

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  32. RIM should produce Android tablet instead of banking on its own untested OS.

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  33. http://t.co/mxB9ttzF Why not even a $199 PlayBook tablet will help RIM – GigaOm

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  34. RT @jkOnTheRun: Why not even a $199 PlayBook tablet will help RIM http://t.co/tVAyxCZF

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  35. RIM, Amazon and HP are proving that there’s a hot market for tablets in the < $200 price range. Lots of people just want the functionality that ANY tablet can provide (i.e. lack of native email has not turned off any of the 5 people that asked me this past week if they should buy one… and then did). I think PIM applications are core to my tablet experience (though I'm not a tablet fan anyway) but for many people, the added functionality over an eReeder for media and web browsing is all they want — and the PlayBook does those fine for < $200. I'll bet they sold in the 100s of thousands of PlayBooks during this sale based on the number of stores that were stocking them in Canada and the number they were reputed to have in stock.

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  36. death to RIM! good riddance “Why not even a $199 PlayBook tablet will help RIM” http://t.co/sH2EOeQk

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  37. RIM going out of business sale? http://t.co/3BHIvNEW

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  38. People you can tether the playbook to any smartphone not just a blackberry. Kobo is the best e-reader out there and is available on the playbook. This device plays more video and music files than any other tablet. Adobe will continue all support of flash for the playbook (read the forms people). The new os due in feb has an amazing email and calendar app. Check out the forums with the developers using it. I think it is much better than what is out there.

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  39. I personally think RIM will succeed in pricing this way, bbx is the coming wave. Regardless RIM is still a big name brand and for you ifreak lovers, apple was on verge of failure 11 years ago incase anyone fails to remember. Steve was able to re-invent apple…. RIM is learning and for media to keep bashing, like this useless article display’s, things will soon change. Yes RIM delayed the o.s update, but again RIM maintains the most secure system and with it comes barriers and they for most part want to maintain that selling point at all costs…. just ask scarlett johanson.. Eventually security will be the big thing, especially that now phones will be accepted as your wallet in very near future. In the end, the victor will be the company with the most secure track record….. RIM is winning by a long margin in that department. I’ve owned a playbook since launch day, I am overly impressed and prefer it over my ipad. Yes would be better if had native email but I know it is coming and have no sense of worry, RIM will remain as my product of choice.

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    1. The problem is that it costs more than 200$ US to make!!!

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  40. death to RIM! good riddance "Why not even a $199 PlayBook tablet will help RIM" http://t.co/mFoBR5YW

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  41. The embarrassing thing is that the link you included is dated back to January or sometime thereabout. Look at what was promised to arrive within weeks and months… just about nothing did and we’re closing in on December!!!

    NO ONE will accept to ever pay more than 199$CDN for a 16G tablet from RIM… EVER! That price has now been tattooed into the consumer’s mind.

    How can RIM possibly make money with this? They do not have any significant content to sell to make up for the loss.

    They fail to deliver the most basic functions on time or even late… no BBM… how stupid is that? Yet they quickly say they’ll continue to support Flash when Flash is abandoned by it’s own parents. There is a serious lack of priorities at RIM. The question is why?

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  42. Yikes! Why not even a $199 PlayBook tablet will help RIM http://t.co/fb1YgUOR

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  43. Lame & Biased article IMO. I agree that the playbook does lack compared to its android and apple competitors, however at $199, it is simply the best option. You can’t compare an ereader to a multimedia device. Yes it lacks certain features, but it has the promise of future os updates which will fix all those problems to bring it back up to the likes of honeycomb and ios5. the lack of apps is most likely going to be solved now that millions will have their hands on the tablet opening up developer channels. I agree that I wanted an ipad, but at the ridiculous price I would have never bought it. @ 199 the playbook was a steal no questions asked. do some more research next time

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  44. Playbook has a solid fast browser that let’s you use cloud-based apps like Google docs and Kindle cloud reader and Gmail, so you don’t absolutely need a native app. Nevertheless, once android player becomes integrated, this will be a non-issue as android developers will easily port their app over to work in the android player.

    I agree RIM as a corporation has made some bad decisions, or maybe just not as many good ones as the competition. However, bringing the tablet down to $199 was the smartest thing they’ve done. People will pick them up and the user base will grow. I do not believe RIM will drop it like HP did to Touchpad, as RIM is converging their phone and tablet OS in the future and phones are their core business.

    The tablet is a good deal at $199 right out of the box, even if don’t have a Blackberry phone and RIM kills it in the next few months. It is an amazing deal if you have a Blackberry phone and RIM puts out the android capability and added functions promised in the next OS upgrade. Let’s wait and see!

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  45. Agree – got a Kindle Fire this weekend for same $$ and it’s great – Why not even a $199 PlayBook tablet will help RIM http://t.co/rg16rZNl

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  46. I am thinking that this article is from someone who really does not know much about the Playbook. Not really good information about the Playbook now or The future OS. Sad….

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    1. Hmm…. not sure I understand the comment: because my opinion is that a $199 PlayBook won’t help RIM, I therefore know nothing about it? I know how well it does and doesn’t work, having reviewed it here. In fact, most of the review was positive as I focused on what the PlayBook does well. I know that native email and Android support was promised by RIM in the past and the deadline was never met. We should see both in the OS 2 update in February. So, again… I don’t quite understand your point. Happy to hear more though!

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  47. I have a Playbook 64 and absolutley love it. It blows my sister’s Samsung Galaxy out of the water. I know it is popular and thought to be sophisticated to dump on anything Blackberry, but it does get awfully tiresome!

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  48. I was not initially impressed with The playbook. I have been a long time Apple fan and it seemed to be nust an iPad knockoff. The initial 199 price intrigued me but they sold out before I could get one. I walked into a Staples to drop off a package and they had them for 199 again and only one left in stock. I bought it and love it. It is the best tablet UI and the only problems are the lack of apps, which will come if people buy them. one day after I got mine, Angry Birds was released. I was not going to buy a tablet for 499 or even a cheap one for 199. but this for 199 is a great deal. people will not be disapointed. oh, and it plays ESPN3, I dont think the Andriods do.

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  49. I went to buy one here in India, as BB has cut the prices here too by half. 16GB PB was going for Rs 12,000 (~US$240), while 32GB and 64GB models are Rs 16k(US$320) and Rs 24k (US $440) respectively.

    It looked very cute, more like a Kodak picture frame. I was impressing with display quality and quick response. But finally decided against buying it, as I am getting more out of my phone, Galaxy S2, and 7″ size did not look appealing enough to me. At these prices PB might get buyers, but it will struggle again at higher price points. I saw many shoppers comparing its size to Galaxy Note, and wondering if Galaxy Note was a complete package, though pricier ($600, Rs 30k).
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