RIM offers over 50 percent discount on PlayBook tablets

Last Updated: Wed, Dec 28, 2011 11:10 hrs

New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) Canadian BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM), battling tough competition from Apple's iPad, is offering over 50 percent discount on its PlayBook tablets under a limited festive season offer till Dec 31.

A company spokesperson Wednesday said the 16 GB model of the PlayBook can be bought for Rs.13,490 in the Indian market instead of its regular price of Rs.27,990.

While the 32 GB model is available for Rs.15,990, the 64 GB model is being offered for Rs.24,490 against their regular prices of Rs.32,990 and Rs.37,990 respectively.

The smartphone maker has been struggling to gain significant market share since April when it launched the tablets. It has been able to sell 800,000 units of the device globally in the first nine months of financial year 2011-12.

In comparison, Apple has sold over 11 million iPads globally during the quarter ended September.

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