Blackberry putting 16GB PlayBook on hold?

Is Blackberry putting its 16GB playbook on hold?

N4BB, a tech blog with news related to Blackberry products is reporting that RIM could actually be stopping production and sales of its 16GB PlayBook.

An email sent from RIM to one of its customers said that moving forward only 32GB and 64GB models would be made available.

However, for those in the UAE and the rest of the region RIM continues to list its 16GB tablet on sale priced at Dh2099 (

According to the website the product is in stock and will ship in about 2 working days. Blackberry is selling its 32GB PlayBook for 2699 while the 64GB is priced at Dh3099.

Sales of PlayBook never took off on expected lines and have been a disappointment for the company. RIM has already announced that it plans to cut down its operating costs by $1billion this fiscal year.

As the company plans to soon launch its phones based on the Blackberry 10 software could it be a beginning of the end for PlayBook.

RIM has however stressed that it will continue to remain committed to the tablet space and will focus more on the two higher models.


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