Retailers slash prices on RIM’s Playbook

New operating system due soon for disappointing tablet

With a new operating system on the way and sales still stagnant, some Canadian retailers are trimming prices on Research In Motion’s Playbook tablet. Best Buy, Staples and Future Shop have all sliced $100 off the price of all models of the product, which was was launched in April to disappointing sales. Research In Motion is expected to offer an upgraded operating system for the tablet in October.

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