Tablet manufacturers just don’t seen to be able to make their devices as popular as Apple’s iPad, first we had HP who announced they were canceling the HP Touchpad, which they eventually sold off for $99.
Now it looks like RIM will be reducing the price of their BlackBerry PlayBook, as RIM’s CEO Jim Balsillie said in the companies recent earnings call that they will offer price cuts on the PlayBook in the form of rebates, although no specific details were given at the time.
RIM also announced how many PlayBook tablets they shipped last quarter, and it turns out the company only shipped 200,000 of the device, which is way below what the company had hoped to sell.
There are no details on how much RIM intends to discount the PlayBook by, and we suspect it wont be reduced to the $99 that HP did for the HP TouchPad.
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