RIM recently announced that the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet would be reduced from $499 down to $199 for a limited time, and now it would appear that Best Buy may have actually stopped selling the tablet.
According to the guys over at Electronista, a number of customer orders for the BlackBerry PlayBook at Best Buy have been canceled, and the company has also removed the tablet from its website.
This could mean that Best Buy has decided to stop selling the tablet as it hasn’t exactly been that popular, although it does seem strange to stop selling the device at a time when they will obviously sell more than they previously had because of the much lower price.
Updated 29th November 2011
Best Buy has now issued the following statement.
Starting Sunday, November 20th, Best Buy offered $300 instant savings to the BlackBerry PlayBook, reducing the price to $299.99 and $199.99 for the 32 GB and 16 GB, respectively. Customers have responded very positively to this short-term promotion available until Dec. 3 and, as a result, we are currently sold out of our inventory. We will have additional units available in the near future, at which time customers will be able to purchase the devices online at www.bestbuy.com.
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