Although discounted BlackBerry PlayBook pricing may be coming to an end at some retailers it would appear that it is just getting started at others. RadioShack which regularly sales the BlackBerry PlayBook for $479.99 is offering a $180 instant-rebate bring the price of the 16GB model down to $299.99. The $180 instant-rebate runs through October 15th, but, rumor has it that RadioShack will offer a $180 gift card after the 15th.
We missed the news last week that RadioShack hit the impressive “One Million BlackBerries Sold” mark, however, we are mentioning it now for two reasons. First, doing anything over a million times, especially selling BlackBerry devices, as RadioShack has done, is a big deal. Second, RadioShack has partnered with LIVESTRONG, Lance Armstrong’s foundation and is donating a portion of the sales proceeds on all LIVESTRONG merchandise sold to cancer research, and, to help get the word out we are running little contest here on RIMarkable where you can win a LIVESTRONG Silicone Case for BlackBerry Curve 8500.
All you have to do for a chance to win a LIVESTRONG case for the BlackBerry Curve 8500 is:
- Like the RIMarkable Facebook page — Head over to http://www.facebook.com/RIMarkable and click the Like button at the top of the page.
- Leave a wall post telling your friends about the contest — Create a wall post that says something like “Win a Free LIVESTRONG Silicone Case for the BlackBerry Curve 8500 from RIMarkable.com” and make sure you attach a link back to this post (http://wp.me/pKwXn-4ZK)
- Leave a wall post on the RIMarkable Facebook page — Not everyone that Likes our Facebook page actually wants a BlackBerry 8500 case, but, if you do, simply leave us a wall post stating “I’ve entered to win a LIVESTRONG BlackBerry case”…
We have 5 LIVESTRONG Cases to give away and we are going to randomly select 5 participants to ship cases to on November 28th, the Sunday after ThanksGiving. The deadline to enter is Black Friday, November 26th at 11:59 p.m. EST, so, get your entries in. Winners must have a U.S. postal address in order for us to ship your case to you…
Word on the street is that RadioShack, or, The Shack, as they like to think of themselves these days, is now carrying the Sprint BlackBerry Curve 8530. You can pick it up for $29.99 on a new 2-year Sprint Everything plan with data or $49.99 on an upgrade.
This is a really good deal on a really good smartphone. It’s also one of the reasons that I am certain that Apple, with their current model of selling iPhones, will never dominate the U.S. smartphone market, although many an iPhone user already thinks Apple does… I digress, however, and will leave that for another post.