BlackBerry Playbook-maker Research in Motion today announced that it has slashed prices of its want-away tablet by as much as 50%, bringing down the prices of the tablet to as low as:
- 16GB – Rs 13,490 (previously Rs 27,990)
- 32GB – Rs 15,990 (previously Rs 30,490)
- 64GB – Rs 24,490 (previously Rs 38,990)
Blame it on the iPad or other ‘better and cheaper’ Android tablets, but RIM obviously isn’t satisfied with the sales figures and hence has halved the rates of the Playbook. But hey, before you think they have taken this move to remain competitive in the market, a spokesperson of the company confirmed that this price-cut is just an “offer” considering it’s the holiday season, and that the offer is valid only till the last day of this year.
“We have announced a limited period offer for BlackBerry Playbook. This offer is valid till December 31st 2011.”
The company also claims a software upgrade for the beleaguered tablet is on the cards sometime next year. But is it enough?
This is one of the big reasons why everyone loves the holiday season: because of the gifts and discounts everyone get. Today, an Android Market alternative and one of the most popular sources of third-party apps, GetJar, is giving away more than a hundred top paid Android apps for free. Some of the freebies include Beautiful Widgets, Unlock with WiFi, BeWeather Pro, Smart Office, Tapatalk, Paper Camera, Alarm Clock Xtreme, Backbreaker, Smart Office and games like Fruit Ninja HD (exclusive to Tegra-based devices), Age of Zombies, Samurai 2: Vengeance, and many more. It sure is one hell of a deal to miss out on.
We don’t know how long this offer is valid up to but usually these sort of deals are almost always for a limited time period only so get downloading while you can.
You can download the apps from here: GetJar Gold Apps For Free [Official Website]
Via Redmond Pie
You don’t often see offers such as these from Apple but the Cupertino giant is indeed (surprisingly) giving away Jetpack Joyride, one of the best iOS games of the year, for… FREE! To get the game all you have to do is:
- Have a Facebook account (which i’m sure almost everyone does today)
- ‘Like’ Apple’s official App Store Facebook page
- Note down the code that appears on your screen to get a free copy of Halfbrick’s great game Jetpack Joyride
The one catch is that you have to essentially allow Apple access to your information on Facebook, but all it’s asking for is to have that information (which might be public on your profile anyway, depending on your settings). It’s worth nothing that the company doesn’t ask for the right to post things on your profile, though those concerned about that probably won’t take the deal anyway.
At any rate, as long as you’re OK with seeing your name attached to Apple on Facebook (and this is an official Apple account), you can get a free Jetpack Joyride code! Enjoy.