16GB Playbook Discontinued in Canada
I just saw an email from RIM ...
"... moving forward, RIM will only be offering the 32GB and 64GB models of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet."
"We continue to remain committed to the tablet space and the 32 GB and 64 GB models of the BlackBerry PlayBook continue to offer great value to our customers."
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- 06-05-2012, 05:46 PM #5
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- 06-05-2012, 08:53 PM #10
The 16gb is the cheapest therefore probably purchased the most. They only made so many. Is it possible the 16gb are about sold out? They haven't manufactured more since the initial run have they?Sent from me using my fingers. Be pantless in 5K. Febreze - for more than smells.
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I am taking this to mean stocks are low and they have no intention of making more.
Now are they making more 32GB and 64GB models or are stocks of them just significantly higher?
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- 06-05-2012, 11:17 PM #16
1. They have to keep enough of every model for quick turnaround on RMA swaps. Since there is a higher percentage of 16GB sold, they have to reserve enough.
2. If we are close to 4G launch, then the need for tooling up more 16's is going to be adjusted.
3. If the price of RAM keeps dropping, price point to sell off the more capable models has to drop too - particularly given what the competition is likely to do, RIM has to distinguish it's offerings even more.
4. Finally, will 16GB be enough for all the swapping that Android app multitasking will take?
- 06-06-2012, 04:12 AM #19
- Align marketing : done
- Recruit developers : done
- Restructure company : done
- Restructure device range : done (?)
Hum, Heins' to-do ticked list is growing. Good.
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06-06-2012, 06:58 AM #20
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A friend called The Source Sunday to price playbooks and they said the 16gb was 148. Not sure if that included our 10% Bell employee discount or not. Maybe they're clearing them out?
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So in theory there could be upwards of 1000 16GB Playbooks still in the system for sale ...7100t -> 7230 -> 7290 -> 8700r -> 8310 -> 8900 -> 8520 -> 9800 -> 9810 -> 9900 -> Z10 -> Nexus 4 (sigh)
- 06-06-2012, 10:54 AM #23
Didn't RIM stop production of them a long time ago? All of them.
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- 06-06-2012, 11:26 AM #25I survived the Storm of 2008 and the PlayBook of 2011.