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BlackBerry PlayBook tablet was delayed thanks to iPad 2

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 07 Apr 2011 12:07 User comments (5)

BlackBerry PlayBook tablet was delayed thanks to iPad 2 An article from Digitimes today has pointed to an embarrassing reason as to why the RIM PlayBook tablet was delayed.
Short answer: Blame Apple.

The report explains that "sources from touch screen panel makers also pointed out that PlayBook shipments were postponed for about a month from the original schedule due to a delay in software testing as well as shortage of touch panels because Apple already booked up most of the available capacity."

It has been reported that Apple pre-paid for up to $4 billion worth of components, making sure that it can somewhat corner the market and ensure the iPad 2 is produced with no delays.

The RIM BlackBerry PlayBook tablet will hit the US and Canada on April 19th with a price tag of $500 USD.

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5 user comments

17.4.2011 22:02

whats new here? everyone knew apple great move.



28.4.2011 10:24

It only shows how desprate apple is to pay out that their product is the only one with the touch panels avalable on that date ... got to hand it to them they are quick on their feet to think of it befor anyone else.. but are we to believe no one else in the world makes those panels.. whos the company I want some shares...

38.4.2011 10:29

someone needs to make a tablet that has a phone built in so you can make calls and surf out of the office and these new data plan prices need to be changed its like here's a free sample then your charged for coming back ... sounds like the new drug dealer ( techs) will be on the side of the street got google just a little bandwith something to help fix my day.... some sunshine.... lol

48.4.2011 18:49

Originally posted by mystic:
It only shows how desprate apple is to pay out that their product is the only one with the touch panels avalable on that date ... got to hand it to them they are quick on their feet to think of it befor anyone else.. but are we to believe no one else in the world makes those panels.. whos the company I want some shares...
I highly highly doubt that thought has crossed apples mind. Why would it? Android already out sells apple in the smart phone department, and while that is not the tablet department, I dont think touch screen is even a selling point at this stage. Apple simply snapped up all the supply to make sure they met demand on launch day and had surplus left over to keep production going steady.

515.4.2011 15:37

Apple knows Playbook is the ipad killer.

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