The following commentary comes from an independent investor or market observer as part of TheStreet's guest contributor program, which is separate from the company's news coverage.NEW YORK ( Trefis) -- Research in Motion ( RIMM) is making sure it promotes every bit of success that comes its way these days. The major Canadian retailer Future Shop recently announced that the Playbook was the best-selling tablet at all of its stores last week and RIM was quick to send this message out via its Twitter account. As with Best Buy ( BBY) in the U.S., the 16GB PlayBook is selling for $199 and the higher-end 64GB model for $299.99. That amounts to a price cut of $300 to $400 over the original price. Whatever the long-term impact is, the deep slashes in the prices of the Playbook are paying off, at least in its home territory.
|Research In Motion recently released an upgrade of its PlayBook.|