Research In Motion has not found success in the tablet market quite yet. The struggling smartphone vendor crossed over to the tablet space last year with its debut slate, the BlackBerry PlayBook, and it was met with mixed early reviews. There was nothing mixed about the half-billion dollar charge RIM had to take in the third fiscal quarter last year due to unsold PlayBook inventory, however, and RIM would later slash the PlayBook’s price in an effort to move units. In spite of the company’s torrid past with tablets, CEO Thorsten Heins confirmed that a 4G version was still in the works, and now we may finally see it launch later this month. Read the full story at Boy Genius Report.
4G BlackBerry PlayBook to launch this month despite RIM’s torrid tablet past
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).