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  1. ubermanx's Avatar
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    Exclamation 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."
    Last edited by ubermanx; 06-05-12 at 03:56 PM.
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    Interesting, but given the fact that 16GB doesn't hold much these days I can't say it was without warrant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ubermanx View Post
    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."
    could you please post a screenshot?
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    I suppose they had to run out at some point.
    It's still listed as "in stock" on US and CA shop blackberry.
    Last edited by Chaddface; 06-05-12 at 04:10 PM.
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    Anyone else get this email?
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    I call bovine meadow muffins; pics or it never happened.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michelle Haag View Post
    Anyone else get this email?
    Not me. But than there is no real reason I would since I don't work for RIM or market the Playbook. I just really like using mine.
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    One way or another this post is scoopable.

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    Oh well, If I had bought a 16G I would have no more room on my Playbook anyway.
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    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?
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    Personal info redacted ... but screenshot as requested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alnamvet68 View Post
    bovine meadow muffins
    HAHAHAHA........that just made my day!!!!

    Well done!
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    Interesting...since Radio Shack flyer, received in today's mail, shows the 16-gb PB at $199. Wonder if they have any stock...
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    Well, the PlayBook 32gb is perfect for my needs and wants. I just hope this isn't the beginning to an end for the PlayBook.
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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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    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?
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    Strange. Was at Futureshop over the weekend and saw loads of 16GB ones and a few 32GB and a few 64GB...

    May be Crackberry Kevin can talk to his sources at RIM to confirm....
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    "16 BG"

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    - 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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by greatwiseone View Post
    Strange. Was at Futureshop over the weekend and saw loads of 16GB ones and a few 32GB and a few 64GB...

    May be Crackberry Kevin can talk to his sources at RIM to confirm....
    Why is it "strange"? The email indicates that no more Playbooks from RIm. That means FutureShop needs to burn through their stock first, then they call their distributor (such as Ingram Micro which currently has 500+ 16GB tablets available in Canada) and then they will run out.

    So in theory there could be upwards of 1000 16GB Playbooks still in the system for sale ...
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    RIM makes much more of a profit on the 32 and 64GB models. I suspect RIM stopped manufacturing the 16GB model the moment its price was set at $199.
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    Didn't RIM stop production of them a long time ago? All of them.
    Last edited by kbz1960; 06-06-12 at 09:57 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbz1960 View Post
    Didn't RIM stop production of them a long time ago? All of them.
    That was my understanding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greatwiseone View Post
    Strange. Was at Futureshop over the weekend and saw loads of 16GB ones and a few 32GB and a few 64GB...
    It's not like the 16gb are going to vanish into thin air when they announce they aren't making anymore
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