RIM has 800,000 PlayBooks in excess inventory

By Shawn Knight · 14 replies
Sep 21, 2011
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  1. Research in Motion (RIM) has nearly 800,000 BlackBerry PlayBook tablets sitting idle in inventory. RIM had $1.372 billion in inventory at the end of last quarter, up from $618 million…

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  2. mosu

    mosu TS Guru Posts: 475   +84

    It's a good tablet and will sell quickly at 200$ price point...249 to 299 for the 64Gb model and with massive user base RIM could ship a new model at a higher price point
  3. 1977TA

    1977TA TS Rookie Posts: 89

    My thoughts exactly mosu.
  4. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    I'd probably pick one up just to play with at the <$200 point.
  5. mosu

    mosu TS Guru Posts: 475   +84

    On Bloomberg, a good news for me: HP board considers ousting Apotheker. Let's hope they have the guts to do it!
  6. Jibberish18

    Jibberish18 TS Evangelist Posts: 646   +89

    You know, it would be typical if RIM pulled an HP. Rather than tell their engineers to optimize and improve the bloody hell out of their Tablet OS, they just give up on it. Can't compete with hoards of Android Tablets? Leave the tablet business! Yeah. That simple. Don't understand companies. You really want to attract people? Make your OS as smooth as Apples. Talk to Flash and say "Hey Douche Canoes! Let's get together for lunch and make Flash run smooth aye?" Talk to developers and give them an incentive to make apps for your OS or at least provide them a team to help them or software tools to help them for free or SOMETHING. <--All this stuff? Worthless apparently. Don't listen to me, I'm talking out of my toosh.
  7. Jibberish18

    Jibberish18 TS Evangelist Posts: 646   +89

    Hey hey! I just thought of something! You know what we can call it if RIM fails the Tablet business just like HP did? A "RimJob". Yeah. I made that up. ;)
  8. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,136   +131

    +1 mosu. I'd pay up to $299 for a 64gb playbook.
  9. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd TS Rookie Posts: 555

    They would want to do that pretty quickly if they still plan on bringing out the playbook 2
    Edit: Just read they planned to cancel the playbook 2, fail on my part :(
  10. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 997   +93

    +1 mosu. I'd pay $200 for an entry level model, heck I'd buy two.
  11. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 856   +121

    If only they had an email client for playbook at launch.
  12. It amazes me that Apple can get its price for the Ipad, but others can't.

    I guess it is the same deal for computers, Apple can get premium prices for OSX systems, but other PC vendors can't.
    (I know Apple has better quality stuff, or at least, that is what people believe).

    WIN7 is every bit as good as OSX. The big advantage Apple has that they control the hardware and software, while MS only controls the software.

    For me, I bought an ASUS EP121. I needed a productivity tablet, and outside of the battery life it is great.
  13. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd TS Rookie Posts: 555

    Actually the big advantage Apple has is the all "i" devices, as they have been pretty damn good, people automatically think all Apple products are good. These days perception is reality and the perception is that Apple is "cool and hip" and OSX works just as good as Win7 (not the other way around).
  14. Considering "The Mobility Operating System" like iOS, Android OS,
    and "QNX Real-Time Operating System" which runs "Playbook",

    $$$ "THEY ARE ALL UNIX and LINUX BASED" platform

    These are long "Stable" platform !

    !!! "Mobility on Multi-Threaded Concurrency OS" are the offering.

    It is not about the "Design", "Selling", ...

    !!! "Mobility Tablet should include Cellular or Phone Service"
  15. mados123

    mados123 TS Rookie Posts: 17

    The question is can it be hacked with Android put on it?

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