Retailers are definitely purging PlayBook stocks. Just like Brightstar, Maxis is also offering combo deals with hefty discounts on the PlayBook when you purchase the tablet together with a BlackBerry smartphone and subscribe to Maxis’ BIS90 with a 24 months contract.
Details from Maxis official Facebook page:
Bold 9900 + 16GB PlayBook = RM2,380 (RM99/mth*)
Bold 9780 + 16GB PlayBook = RM1,730 (RM72/mth*)
Torch 9810 + 16GB PlayBook = RM2,260 (RM94/mth*)
Torch 9800 + 16GB PlayBook = RM1,930 (RM80/mth*)
Pearl 9105 + 16GB PlayBook – RM1,030 (RM43/mth*)
*24mths 0% EPP with MayBank.
*Upgrade to 32GB PlayBook by top up RM260 & 64GB PlayBook by top up RM560.
The offering from Maxis is slightly better from what Brightstar is giving because it includes the latest Bold 9900 in the promotion and the selection of devices is better. Still, we see more BlackBerry users using the iPad than the PlayBook. If you’re a BlackBerry fan would you get a PlayBook now?