If at first you don't succeed, slash the prices and hope you can move inventory. That is the method that HP took with its tablet and the Blackberry Playbook is now following that path up in Canada where it is on sale for $199.99.
The price cut, at least at BestBuy, is only available to those in Canada, but with Black Friday right around the corner here in the US, you can expect that price to be extended to the US.
With the PlayBook now in the same territory as the Kindle Fire, your options in the $200 tablet market have just been expanded. Is the PlayBook right for you? Well, that's a question you need to answer but at $200.00, it is dangerously close to the impulse purchasing territory and will certainly help remove the stock from retailers warehouses.
Thanks for the tip Colin