Earlier today rumors went around that Best Buy had pulled the plug on BlackBerry PlayBook orders. Rumor had it that Best Buy even went as far as removed the PlayBook entirely from its listings, which we found wasn’t the case. Best Buy has now issued a statement regarding the sales of the PlayBook.
Starting Sunday, November 20th, Best Buy offered $300 instant savings to the BlackBerry PlayBook, reducing the price to $299.99 and $199.99 for the 32 GB and 16 GB, respectively. Customers have responded very positively to this short-term promotion available until Dec. 3 and, as a result, we are currently sold out of our inventory. We will have additional units available in the near future, at which time customers will be able to purchase the devices online at www.bestbuy.com.
How far is the ‘near future’ we’re not too sure. Perhaps Best Buy will be holding out until a PlayBook with OS 2.0 releases in 2012.