I’m sure by now you’ve heard the rumors circulating around the web that Best Buy America has axed the PlayBook from their online web store. While this is true, there are reasons. Earlier today the media team from Best Buy sent over a statement regarding their reasoning behind pulling RIMs tablet from their site.
I understand you had a few questions about the BlackBerry PlayBook and I wanted to provide you some clarity. Starting Sunday, November 20th, Best Buy offered $300 instant savings to the BlackBerry PlayBook, reducing the price to $299.99 and $199.99 for the 32 GB and 16 GB, respectively. Customers have responded very positively to this short-term promotion available until Dec. 3 and, as a result, we are currently sold out of our inventory. We will have additional units available in the near future, at which time customers will be able to purchase the devices online at www.bestbuy.com. Let me know if you have any questions.
So there you have it BlackBerry peeps, while Best Buy has pulled the PlayBook from their site, it’s because the tablet is selling quite well and they have plans to offer it again online once they can fulfill their current shipments.