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post #76 of 81
well, this awful idea has finally been put out to pasture. RIMM is going to stop making the Playbook, best buy is now selling them at $200 discount, soon to be a $300-400 discount.
post #77 of 81
No they're not. RIM has denied the rumors in several locations.

The rumor was started by a chip analyst (not even a consumer products analyst) and he was basing his rumor of off semiconductor production from one of RIM's suppliers.
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"Rumors suggesting that the BlackBerry PlayBook is being discontinued are pure fiction," RIM spokeswoman Marisa Conway said in an emailed statement. "RIM remains highly committed to the tablet market and the future of QNX in its platform."
post #78 of 81
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No they're not. RIM has denied the rumors in several locations.
The rumor was started by a chip analyst (not even a consumer products analyst) and he was basing his rumor of off semiconductor production from one of RIM's suppliers.

what else are they going to say? they thing is being discounted by $200 at Best Buy, that's not a confirmation but it sure does not look good. Either way, the signs are there that this thing is dead man walking.
post #79 of 81
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what else are they going to say? they thing is being discounted by $200 at Best Buy, that's not a confirmation but it sure does not look good. Either way, the signs are there that this thing is dead man walking.

RIM is looking more and more like a company who had one great idea and then quickly found itself in above its head against better competitors.
post #80 of 81
TBH I think manufacturers are having a hard time selling tablets unless they're Android based or iPads. The JooJoo has gone, so has HP's WebOS Touchpad, Nokia had a go as well. Seems that RIM is having difficulties now with its QNX Playbook. Windows tablets never really caught on either.
post #81 of 81
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TBH I think manufacturers are having a hard time selling tablets unless they're Android based or iPads. The JooJoo has gone, so has HP's WebOS Touchpad, Nokia had a go as well. Seems that RIM is having difficulties now with its QNX Playbook. Windows tablets never really caught on either.

http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2011/09/29/playbook_price_cuts_stock/
"It's a dog with fleas," claimed one reseller. "Demand is very poor".

Another said customers had trialled it but came back unimpressed. "It's too expensive and not fit for purpose in the enterprise space ... it's a tethering device so has to be carried with a BlackBerry."

Sources estimate that up to 500,000 PlayBooks have yet to find a home. RIM has already cut sales forecasts for the year.


For my uses, a tablet couldn't really replace the Windows 7/Joli OS UMPC I currently use for my mobile and out-and-about computing needs.

Added as 'reply' as Edit was giving errors.
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