RIM announced today that it will be axing the 16GB model of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, leaving only the 32GB and 64GB units to sell. The Canadian giant will no longer be making the 16GB flavour of the slate, that will still continue to be available for distributors and retailers, while quantities last.
RIM promised that it remains committed to the tablet space and the 32GB/64GB PlayBooks will continue to sell on distributors and retailers all over the world. It’s still possible that you’ll find one of those cheap 16GB PlayBooks at retailers right now, so if you want one you should hurry, since they won’t last. Or maybe you’ll just wait for the updated PlayBook that’s coming this year, most likely with 4G LTE and some other minor improvements. The 16GB 7 incher has had a decent run, especially since it went to $200 in price tag.
The device has grown more usable since it got the OS 2.0 update and also received some very interesting accessories, like a keyboard-case if I’m not mistaking. With a new OS in work right now and the 32GB and 64GB models getting ready to have lower prices once the 4G unit is out, this is still a pretty good purchase.