The price of the ailing BlackBerry PlayBook has dropped pretty much universally, including over here on Amazon UK, and perhaps most notably in Canada – where you can currently grab one for the equivalent of £125. Bloomin’ ‘eck.
Now, crazier still, RIM is actually giving the bloody things away for free.
Enterprise dudes who invest in BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5 before the end of the year will receive a shiny new 16GB BlackBerry PlayBook for nowt. Jack ship. Gratis.
In a neat twist, RIM is retroactively applying the deal to customers who purchased the BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5 package from October 12 onwards. We like that.
RIM has traditionally been thought of as a darling of the business world, largely thanks to its security goodness and sexy email antics, though the BlackBerry PlayBook still doesn’t have a native email client. Eek.
Of course, you can bridge it up with a BlackBerry smartphone, but we recently heard that more business peeps are rocking iPhones. Oh dear.
I wonder what it’d be like to write a positive story about RIM. I can always dream…