Research In Motion (RIMM) Fights Back Against Negative PlayBook Rumors

May 20, 2011 12:23 PM EDT
Research In Motion Limited (Nasdaq: RIMM) issued a statement on the BGR report that sales of PlayBook missed a retailer's estimate drastically.

In a statement to, RIM said: "the source of the reported comment is anonymous and unknown to RIM, but the comment is certainly inconsistent with the positive feedback we have received from our main retail partners."

RIM also confirmed it will provide a business update on BlackBerry PlayBook results on June 16.

RIM also referenced a recent public statement offered by Best Buy (NYSE: BBY):

"Best Buy has had great success selling BlackBerry smartphones in North America, so our sales expectations for the BlackBerry PlayBook were very high. To date, we have far exceeded those expectations and we're finding that customers are even more interested in purchasing once they've tested the PlayBook in the store."

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Playbook suits me just fine...
sean.b. on 2011-05-20 16:54:55
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and I have Yeti fingers. Things seem to run smooth for me and the tethering is the cats ass. I don't care about the lack of apps right now because 90% of what I have on my touch is crap. I prefer quality over quantity. Oh yeah, FLASH.

joey on 2011-05-20 16:41:56
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what do you mean " playbooks dont work?" if you cant get online, its only because of that stores weak or lack of wifi connection.

nadda on 2011-05-20 16:38:43
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900 devices with software problems is a heck of a lot better than millions of devices with hardware radio problems. Just sayin.

Rafa on 2011-05-20 15:26:56
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In best buy stores any playbook device is working. I was tow times, and no playbook works. It happened too in Stapples.

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