Why the Fire Sale on the BlackBerry PlayBook?

Reports are circling the net that the fire sale on the PlayBook is to clear the old stock out for a relaunch of the PlayBook next year. The new PlayBook will launch with OS 2.0 along with new box art and more advertisements that focus on the new features of OS 2.0.

It is also being said that the new price would be competitive with Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet. At this time it is not set in stone that current PlayBook owners will be able to upgrade to the new OS free of charge, if RIM thinks of charging for this upgrade there will be a ton of very upset PlayBook owners. There is also a rumor that there will be a small hardware change to the PlayBook upon relaunch. This change could be 3 or 4g radio support or…. What do you think about the relaunch?