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BlackBerry Friday: PlayBook at $300 Off

Soon you’ll be able to buy a BlackBerry PlayBook for the same price as Amazon’s new Kindle Fire: $199.

With the holidays nearly upon us — and a stockpile of unsold PlayBooks sitting in inventory — Research In Motion is giving its struggling tablet its steepest price cut yet. Tomorrow, a number of Canadian retailers will slash $300 off the PlayBook’s list price across the entire line. That means $199 for the 16 gigagbyte model; $299 for 32GB, and $399 for 64GB. And, come Black Friday, Staples and others presumably will do the same in the U.S.

So, $199 — not bad for the tablet that was to be “a quantum leap over anything that’s out there.”

[Image credit: Staples]

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work