We all know that the Playbook was all but a failure. The tablet sold very poorly from the get go with a reported 200,000 units moved in its entire first quarter available. Many people expected Blackberry to kill the Playbook as HP did with the TouchPad that failed so miserably as well.
We had heard that Blackberry would slash the price of the Playbook to a more reasonable price last month. Right now if you hit the Radio Shack Playbook page, it’s listed at $479.99. Radio Shack’s PR firm has notified us via email that it would be offering some steep discounts.
While the price doesn’t reflect it online, Radio Shack says that the local stores will be offering a straight $200 discount until 10-15 on the tablet making the Playbook $279.99. Starting on the 16th buyers will get a $200 gift card with their purchase. I think that is still too expensive with the Kindle Fire coming for under $200.