A rumor began circulating stating to facilitate the low-end copy was in receipt of the ax as well as it was actually true. This means that going away forward the least exclusive pathway to the PlayBook is from first to last the $249 32GB model by way of the 64GB model operation $50 more. RIM willpower no long be making the 16GB model of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. There is extra value designed for our consumers in the superior capacity products (32GB, 64GB), along with as such we contain determined to focus our efforts here.
What used to exist unconfirmed rumors rotate out on the way to be true. Research Into Motion has certainly pulled the plug off its entry-level BlackBerry PlayBook 16GB model. RIM explained in its press statement that the decision was made because the 32GB and 64GB varieties offer a better value. The $199 16GB model has a much smaller profit margin compared to the other two variants. We continue to remain committed to the tablet space and the 32GB and 64GB models of the BlackBerry PlayBook continue to be available from our distributors and retailers around the world.
The PlayBook took too long to mature. In its current state, thanks to BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0, the PlayBook is a fine tablet complete with a very capable set of tools. But it took RIM too long to build the product to this state. Rather than launching the tablet with a core set of features, RIM outed the tablet and proceed to update the product over the following months. It wasn’t until earlier this year, nearly 9 months after it launched, that the PlayBook finally became a viable product.
With its newly-minted BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0, as well as its multiple product updates, the tablet finally became a product worth noticing. Now, if only the PlayBook would offer BlackBerry Messenger. It remains to be seen if pulling the plug on the 16 GB Playbook will have an immediate effect on RIM’s current fortunes. In the long run though, this might turn out to be a turning point in the company’s history. The 32GB model costs $249, just $50 more than the 16GB, while the 64GB version is $50 more than the 32GB moral.