Desperate RIM in 'buy two PlayBooks, get one free' offer
Plus leather slab-sleeve for unloved stroker
RIM has resorted to giving away its little-fondled BlackBerry PlayBook as part of a promo to drive sales to biz customers stateside.
In a deal usually reserved for commodity items in supermarkets, US firms will be able to buy two PlayBooks and get one free – of the same spec – from now until the end of the year.
The Back to business promo also comes with either a black BlackBerry leather sleeve, a charging pod or a 6ft HDMI cable, available through ten US resellers including CDW, CompuCom and SHI.
Presumably RIM will bring a similar promo to Europe in the not-too-distant future, as it made price cuts to PlayBooks in the US weeks before they were introduced on this side of the Atlantic.
The Canadian firm said it reserves the right to cancel the PlayBook promotion without notice.
RIM was unavailable to comment. ®
Obsolescence comes cheap
Thank goodness they don't have the same offer on for CEOs else there would be 3...
.. the right to cancel the PlayBook promotion without notice
Delete "promotion" and you're probably close to the truth...
But then you'd have 3 shitty PlayBooks instead of two. Which has to be worse. Obviously, none is best.
6 foot high speed HDMI cable
Have to get me one of those, then I can get rid of my current low-speed ones.
Wouldn't a better deal be a free bb phone with every playbook, then you could do email with it and everybody would be happy.