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07-18-2011, 05:28 PM #1
RIM Responds to Rumors that it May Dump Wi-Fi PlayBook as a Result of Poor Sales
It's been a rough year for Research in Motion (RIM). In addition to the BlackBerry maker struggling to compete against ubiquitous Android and iOS devices, the tablet market has been even less friendly to the Canadian-based company. On Monday, word broke that RIM is reportedly considering a discontinuation of its PlayBook touchscreen tablet.
RBC Capital Markets Managing Director Mike Abramsky issued a note to investors this morning which "reiterated an OTR Global report that Research In Motion is possibly planning to stop production of the BlackBerry PlayBook’s Wi-Fi model ... The reasons for the discontinuation of the Wi-Fi edition, Abramsky states, could be related to a pullback in production, a move that would align channel inventory with slower than expected sell-through, in addition to RIM focusing on upcoming cellularly-connected PlayBook versions."
RIM released its long-awaited, 7-inch tablet in April in North America, and has been making plans to sell it in other countries around the world. It retails for $499 for a model with 16 gigabytes of storage, $599 for a 32 GB version and $699 for 64 GB. That's the same price as Apple's iPad 2.
07-18-2011, 06:10 PM #2
Why would Apple fans be rejoicing in RIM's "defeat"? As long as THEIR precious Apple product works the way it is supposed to, I see no reason for them to be concerned with RIM in any way.
07-18-2011, 06:29 PM #3
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07-18-2011, 08:24 PM #6
RIM blows anyways. Blackberrys have been slowly dying out for the past few years. I dont understand how any person can go out and buy a Blackberry with so many better options out there. Playbook was Rims last hope for survival, but they failed. Sorry Rim, at least you had your fun.
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07-18-2011, 11:02 PM #7
I'd have to Admit. Only BB I liked was the 9800 Series & their Storm; other than THAT...BBM was a GREAT Idea that set apart BB from All other OS. But...Now with iOS5 coming out with it's version of BBM, i don't See how RIM..will stay Afloat.
07-19-2011, 09:24 AM #8
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