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Sep 30 2011   2:30AM GMT

Playbook Discontinued? Say it isn’t so…



Posted by: Nathan Simon
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Lies! All Lies, but to millions of readers world wide, the Playbook went extinct, then less then a couple hours later, it was told to Reuters by BlackBerry representatives that the Playbook is not going anywhere, the QNX Operating system is just beginning. They also mentions that QNX will be powering the new Colt “Superphone” as they dubbed it, but we already knew that… here is the false statement that many of you read in disparity.

“Rumors suggesting that the BlackBerry PlayBook is being discontinued are pure fiction,” RIM spokeswoman Marisa Conway said in an emailed statement. “RIM remains highly committed to the tablet market and the future of QNX in its platform.”

… and here is the truth …

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion brushed off suggestions on Thursday that it would discontinue production of its PlayBook computer tablet as “pure fiction” after an analyst said the company may be considering an exit from the market.

“Rumors suggesting that the BlackBerry PlayBook is being discontinued are pure fiction,” RIM spokeswoman Marisa Conway said in an emailed statement. “RIM remains highly committed to the tablet market and the future of QNX in its platform.”

Currently you can purchase a 16GB playbook for $299, down from $499. Not a bad deal for one heck of tablet.

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