RIM Suspended The Manufacture Of Blackberry 16GB Playbook

When the mobile manufacturing company Research In Motion (RIM) launched its BlackBerry table device- the Playbook last year, the company has made the gadget available with three different storage capabilities- 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. However, RIM cut down the rates of its PlayBook device ad the lowest model, the 16GB version was available for as low as Rs. 13,490. This price was a part of a limited time offer but still there wasn’t a huge gap between the discounted price and the original existing price.  This low cost of the tool gives potential tablet consumers the option of choosing a tablet from a big brand at quite a reasonable price. However, Research in Motion has now announced that has discontinued the sale of 16GB version of the BlackBerry PlayBook, disappointing several hopefuls.

An official statement from the company states that the 16GB model of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet would no longer be manufacture by it.  The device will continue to be available for distributors and retailers till the quantities last. The company also informed that it would continue to remain committed to the tablet space in the market and the 32 GB and 64 GB models of the BlackBerry PlayBook will continue to be available from in the mobile market across the globe. RIM said that there is more value for the customers in the higher capacity models (32 GB, 64 GB), and hence it has decided to focus its efforts in this two models.

The decision to discontinue the BlackBerry 16GB Playbook by the Research in Motion seems as if it has dashed one’s hopes of purchasing the 16GB PlayBook and would now have to settle for either the 32GB or 64GB model of the device. For those who are looking forward to purchase the BlackBerry PlayBook, here is a quick look at its highlighted features.

The BlackBerry PlaybBook flaunts a 7-inch LCD capacitive touch screen with full multi-touch and gesture support. Its display screen has a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels and displays 16M colours. The gadget runs on the operating system of BlackBerry Tablet OS and is supported with a 1 GHz dual-core processor. It offers its users with 1GB RAM internal memory space. The PlayBook has been equipped with Dual HD cameras (3 MP front facing, 5 MP rear facing) and also supports 1080p HD video recording. The BlackBerry PlayBook is a Wi-Fi enabled device powered by the QNX software.

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