Research in Motion Ltd. this week discounted all Blackberry Playbook SKUs to under $300 after it wrote off the value of the product line in the third quarter.

This week, the Blackberry Playbook 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB SKUs sells at $299.99 each via the company’s online store.

The sale is valid through Feb. 4, 2012.

RIM in Dec. wrote off the value of the Blackberry Playbook tablet due to a temporary price cut that discounted the device to under $200.

The company said it would incur a pre-tax charge of $485 million in the third quarter to record the decline in value of the PlayBook tablet.

RIM in Dec. discounted the entry-level PlayBook to $199.99 from $499.99 after slow sales.

It shipped 150,000 units to retailers in the quarter.

RIM in Apr. released the Blackberry Playbook in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB SKUs to weaker-than-expected demand.

Retailers including Staples Inc. and Office Depot in Oct. began discounting the Blackberry Playbook by $100 to $200 to drive sales.

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