RIM Discontinues The 16GB Model Of BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet!
We cant say that BlackBerry PlayBook was able to do what RIM expected it to, as it was launched back in last year, it was unable to fulfill company’s expectations and the sales were pretty awful. The PlayBook from RIM was unable to give a tough competition to other rivaling tablets in the market. Now, it seems like RIM has decided to say farewell to one specific version of the tablet, as its sales will be discontinued from now on.
Just a little while ago, RIM sent an email to its employees to notify them about company’s decision to discontinue the 16GB model of the BlackBerry PlayBook. However, the email mentions that the company will keep selling the existing 32GB and 64GB versions of PlayBook. You have to keep in mind that company or retail stores will not be putting up any fire sales to clear the stock of 16GB model. It means that the retail stores will not be getting further stock of the tablet, while the current stock will be sold at the same price until its all gone.
In the email notification, RIM has also provided a clear cut reason for the discontinuation of the 16GB model of PlayBook. According to the email, RIM is seeing more value by selling the higher capacity models. Of course we agree with them, as the 16GB is not enough for the modern day consumers and we also know that BlackBerry PlayBook does not offer microSD slots for expandable memory.
In addition to that, now the new question arises that whether RIM is going to release the upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook 4G in only 32GB and 64GB versions and completely dump of the 16GB version or not. If we are thinking right, then it is looking pretty obvious that the Canadian based company might not release the 16GB version of PlayBook 4G and we will only see the 32GB and 64GB models instead. Still, if you think that 16GB is enough for you, you can head over to the nearest electronics store and pick one up for your right before it is too late and the stock is completely sold out.