Now that the pesky traditional bit of Christmas has been dealt with, we can now get down to what Crimbo is really about for the vast majority: spending money in the festive sales.
We'd imagine anyone hoping for a bit of BlackBerry PlayBook action no doubt fancied their chances of a bargain coming into December 26, and you're in luck: the unfancied slab has been spotted going for as little as £169.
That's at Curry's and PC World, and as you'd imagine it covers the base 16GB model. However, that still represents a better-than-half-price discount from the previous price of £399, which represents a good deal in anyone's books.
A few months ago HP discounted the struggling TouchPad tablet in an even more aggressive discount plan that saw a dramatic surge in sales as tablet types snapped up vast numbers of stock HP had failed to sell at full price.
Given the similar struggles RIM has had in drumming up interest in the PlayBook, it comes as little prize that rumblings of a similar “fire sale” for the unfancied QNX tablet has been hinted at for some time.
And of course this is as good a time as any, so for more info on the PlayBook and which branches have it in stock, head over to the Currys homepage.