In a bid to increase sales of its BlackBerry OS-QNX based Tablet, RIM is offering an extra PlayBook for every two PlayBooks bought. RIM is likely trying to woo businesses into using its product in order to increase the PlayBooks share of the tablet market. The Waterloo-based company will also handout a premium accessory, like a leather sleeve, charging pod or high speed cable.
You’ll recall HP dropped the price of the 16GB Touchpad to $100 which led to an increase in sales. Touchpads were sold out around the world in hours. HP might not have made a profit from the sales, but it increased the market share of the Touchpad.
The BlackBerry PlayBook comes at $499 for the 16GB version and the deal extends to the 32GB and 64GB versions. However, the deal applies to users buying PlayBooks of the same configuration. The PlayBook runs on a 1GHz Processor and has 1GB of RAM. Its rear camera is 5MP and the front-facing camera is 3MP. It however lacks the email and BBM support that appeal to BlackBerry fans.
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