A month ago we asked you what price you would pay for a TouchPad. I mentioned I’d buy at $100 and consider $150 but $200 was not going to work for me. Of course, the next day is when the fire sale began and we know how that played out. So next up is the Playbook. I’m not in the crowd that believe it lost to the iPad. It lost to itself, and similarly to the TouchPad you can’t sell a device that’s not ready for the masses and expect me to pay near retail for it.
For me the functionality of the Playbook is pretty intriguing but as far as I recall it still had that email problem. You know…lack of email. And not sure what the app market is but I’m confortable saying that (best case) it’s going to be on par with the TouchPad (which means it’s there but you can make it through the entire catalogue in a night). Where does this leave me? I don’t know, but I still think I use a tablet mostly for web browsing. It does Flash. I’ll throw another $100 at it. Since I have a TouchPad (that I already don’t use) I’m now less likely to hit $150 for it and $200 is a total non-starter. The whole thing is sort of silly since I’ve never seen a Playbook in person, I don’t know anyone with one or anyone even talking about it like a real product. It’s more about what price having a web tablet with some storage for videos is worth and even though it’s likely worth more than $100, if I’m spending more than that I’d rather get a functional tablet and not something that’s half assed.
So chime in before they really do start the fire sale. BGR is reporting that Rogers employees can buy them at half price – $250 for the 16gb model. That’s not the fire sale I need. No deal for me. Who let this thing out the door?
Anyway, chime in and tell us what you’re willing to pay for a Playbook. If you put a number above $100 we’ll presume you own three Blackberries and still think they’re the shizit. OMG it’s only 7”…man it’s pushing it for $100 from me. Ok, while we’re at it, what would you pay more for – Playbook or the Dell Streak 7? I think this is something we’ll all agree on.