Have consumers forsaken the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet? Not at one large Canadian retailer.
That may have something to do with the price, of course. The 16GB PlayBook is selling for $199 in Canada, as it is in the U.S. at retailers like Best Buy.
Like Future Shop, Best Buy is also selling the 32GB model for $249.99 and the 64GB model for $299.99.
The low price isn't a new trend by any means. This has been going on since November, when RIM slashed prices $300 across the board.
And with Apple's new iPad due next week, it could be a matter of more urgency for RIM to get the PlayBook into as many hands as possible.
The PlayBook includes a 7-inch 1024x600 display, Wi-Fi connectivity, 3MP front-facing camera and a 5MP rear camera, a Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 dual-core processor, 1GB of system memory, and--according to Future Shop and Best Buy--is available with PlayBook Operating System 2.0.
Updated at 11:10 p.m. PST: adds information about PlayBook OS 2.0 availability.