The latest contender to get a price drop is Research In Motion's
The oddest part of the discount is that it puts the 32GB and 64GB model both at the exact same price of $550. Let me say that again: the exact same price. Someone must have been asleep at the pricing desk there. Why would anyone buy a 32GB model when you can upgrade to double the storage for the no-brainer cost of zero?
Although the price cuts aren't permanent -- yet -- or as aggressive as Hewlett-Packard's
A recent report from Digitimes claims that weak PlayBook sales had led the Canadian gadget maker to lower second quarter internal sales targets from 2.4 million units to between 800,000 and 900,000 units -- less than half. The company also disclosed that it had only shipped 500,000 Wi-Fi models in the first quarter. Keep in mind that "shipped" is different than "sell through," and some of these units haven't made it into the hands of end users.
I still think Amazon.com
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