BlackBerry Playbook RadioShack price reduction in effect

It's time again to reduce the price of a tablet PC, ladies and gentlemen, and today it's the BlackBerry PlayBook at RadioShack. Starting immediately and running through November 5th, 2011, RadioShack will be offering the PlayBook for $279.99, though watch out, there's two different deals going on! Details below! Meanwhile remember that this is one of the relatively few tablets on the market to be running the 1GHz Dual-core Texas Instruments OMAP4430 processor, and RIM is backing it all the way through the future.

This tablet is not exactly known for its successes, but it's certainly inspired the community to create better tablets. With the BlackBerry name on the hood and Texas Instruments powering the engine, is it enough for you to drop a couple of Benjamins to sign in? Isn't this supposed to be the next step in the evolution of RIM and their BlackBerry mobile OS?

Perhaps, but with stories such as the BlackBerry service outage and the fact that BlackBerry is no longer the top mobile OS by a long shot (but still hanging on there in third!), you should definitely explore your options. If you DO decide to pick up a PlayBook, be sure to check out other deals on this device from Office Depot and Staples, and don't forget to compare!

Here's what RadioShack is offering:

BlackBerry PlayBook 16GB tablet computer, original price $479.99

10/7 till 10/15 : $180 instant price reduction

10/16 till 11/5 : $200 gift card

AKA if you shop at RadioShack a lot, you're just looking at a $279.99 tablet, if you're not an avid RadioShack shopper, you're about to be.