Thanksgiving might still be weeks off here in the US, but the ads for Black Friday have already started leaking. The ad for Staples has been posted online, and according to the scan the BlackBerry Playbook will be sold for $199 on Friday, November 25th.
As you can see, that’s well under half the retail price for the Playbook. It’s also the same rice as the Kindle Fire, which I’m sure is not a coincidence.
Blackberry launched the Playbook earlier this year, and priced it to compete with the much larger and more capable iPad. The Playbook (which was later cloned as the Kindle Fire) is base don a7″ screen, and it’s running BB’s own QNX on a dual core CPU with 16GB of Flash storage, Wifi, Bluetooth, and a microSD card slot.
While that’s a very good deal for the Playbook, it’s probably also going to be hard to get one. There’s a limit of 1 per person and the deal is only good in store on Black Friday.