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RIM PlayBook selling well, says analyst

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 24 Apr 2011 23:19 User comments (4)

RIM PlayBook selling well, says analyst According to RBC Capital Markets analyst Mike Abramsky, the RIM BlackBerry PlayBook tablet may be selling much better than analysts had anticipated, with the company selling 50,000 on the first day, alone.
Checking in with 70 different retail store, including Best Buy and Staples, Abramsky says 11 percent of all stores sold out, while others had "light" sales.

Overall, the analyst says 50,000 were likely sold on launch day, April 19th.

While the numbers may be deceiving (because it is unclear how many models of each were available to begin with), it appears the 64GB model is selling the best, with 91 percent of stores claiming that particular version is sold out, compared to just 13 percent for the cheapest 16GB model.

Abramsky says he expects 500,000 to be shipped in the first fiscal quarter of availability.

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4 user comments

125.4.2011 7:13
noah15
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Is it available in UK also? Is there any online shop like free3gmobilephoneoffers offering the amazing Blackberry Playbook deals??????????

225.4.2011 11:07

Saddly enough its late to the party and now with the gov. (army) getting android units phones and tablets... will the RIM entery compete or just be the right off the company is look for .. it cant even play hulu videos... sad I love my BB Storm and Ive waited but Im lookin at the Zoom as the answer...as the next big thing and Id stay away from Apple if anyone has kids the next program at the apple store will likly be something like kiddie tracker...now that everyone knows that anyone can track your phone maybe the guy on the street corner with the tin foil hats not as crazy as I once thought.....

325.4.2011 15:51
encee
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Originally posted by mystic:
Saddly enough its late to the party and now with the gov. (army) getting android units phones and tablets... will the RIM entery compete or just be the right off the company is look for .. it cant even play hulu videos... sad I love my BB Storm and Ive waited but Im lookin at the Zoom as the answer...as the next big thing and Id stay away from Apple if anyone has kids the next program at the apple store will likly be something like kiddie tracker...now that everyone knows that anyone can track your phone maybe the guy on the street corner with the tin foil hats not as crazy as I once thought.....
What on earth are you talking about. Android devices do NOT have FIPS-140-2 certification to be used by government agencies including the military. The only android cryptography suite to receive FIPS certification is Mocana NanoCrypto, not the Android operating system in any form. (phone or tablet). Currently only Blackberry devices are certified, the Playbook currently undergoing testing for certification but considering the security of Blackberry Bridge it is expected to be certified soon. (Certification for any product/device usually takes a month or so to complete.)

429.4.2011 15:35

.....And what are the prices for the BB playbook?

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