Blackberry Slashes Playbook Price by 50% in India

Blackberry has slashed its Playbook tablet price in India by 50% (till December 31st). As part of festive offer, the latest prices for BlackBerry PlayBook in India are:

  • 16 GB – Rs.13,490
  • 32 GB – Rs. 15,990
  • 64 GB – Rs.24,490

Blackberry’s Playbook hasn’t really taken off in a big way and RIM shipped only 200,000 units in Q2, 2011 (and only 150,000 in Q3). Due to low market demand, Blackberry reduced the price of Playbook tablet in US to $199 (from $300).

Blackberry Playbook in India
Blackberry Playbook in India

Given its current discounted pricing, the Playbook tablet could be a better bet than others like Reliance’s 3G Tab, though there is already a fear of Blackberry shutting down this unit, as it has failed to live up to company’s expectation (parent company RIM wrote off $485 million to offer discounts).

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