RIM Speaks Out on the PlayBook Price Cuts and Rebates

We have been seeing a far amount of retailers slash the price of the BlackBerry PlayBook way down. We knew the price cuts were come according to Q2 earnings call on Sept. 15th, however these cuts are not by RIM they are coming from the retailer level. Here is what RIM had to say:

“The official retail price of BlackBerry PlayBook has not changed.  However, as mentioned on the Q2 earnings call on Sept. 15th,  we have a number promotional plans in place for the fall with our retail partners that are intended to drive sell-through and increased adoption of the BlackBerry PlayBook.  We are already starting to see some of these promotions being implemented in the form of instant rebates and gift cards within the consumer channel, and expect these promotions to continue into the holiday season.  The BlackBerry PlayBook has established itself as a high-performance tablet, and we are confident that these activities, along with the upcoming software upgrade, BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0, will help to generate an increase in demand and sell through of the BlackBerry PlayBook over the upcoming months.”

RIM is working with retailers to set up instant savings and mail-in rebates. If you have not picked up a PlayBook are you planing on getting it at theses low prices?

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