Blackberry joins $199 Tablet party
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Blackberry joins $199 Tablet party

In the US the battle lines have been drawn between the Amazon Kindle Fire and The Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet but here Canada it is a very different fight.


The Kobo Vox is the only eReader/tablet for sale in Canada and it offers a good package for the $199 price tag. It looks like Kobo is going to be the only player for a while but, beginning tomorrow and for one week The Blackberry PlayBook aims to be a spoiler at Kobo’s party.


Starting November 18 Staples/Bureau en Gros will be sellilg Blackberry PLaybooks at $300 off..that means the 16Gb model will be selling for $199. Think of a Kobo Vox versus a Blackberry PlayBook with a Kobo reader app installed both for $199. It is an intriguing choice.

Bob Benedetti

Former RCAF Fighter Pilot Bob worked for CTV Montreal as a Reporter, Producer and Executive producer for 35 years retiring in 2004. Bob started reporting on personal technology in 1995 at CTV and continues today at Home Technology Montreal

  • Kirti Patel

    The Playbook is back up to $499. Do you think it will come back down?

    December 9, 2011 at 5:03 pm Reply
    • Bob Benedetti

      I expect it will…they sure aren’t going to sell many at $499

      December 9, 2011 at 6:09 pm Reply

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