Black Friday Deal Alert: RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook is Only $119 This Weekend

We promised ourselves that we would never again cover a BlackBerry PlayBook price drop. There have simply been too many.

But since this weekend plays host to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we found it in our hearts to make an exception. Staples is offering the 32GB model for a rock-bottom $119.

At this price, it’s pennies compared to the iPad or iPad Mini, and significantly cheaper even than Amazon and Google’s most affordable tablet options. The device originally retailed for $599 in 2011.

The RIM tablet has a 7-inch screen, 1GB of RAM, and a 1GHz dual-core processor. But what’s most important about the PlayBook is that is upgradeable to BlackBerry 10, RIM’s next-gen mobile operating system slated for release January 30.