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April 21, 2011

50,000 Blackberry Playbooks Sold on Launch Date



The BlackBerry PlayBook isn't running "BlackBerry 6," but the BlackBerry tablet OS, which is "powered by QNX technology." QNX is a software company RIM bought in April, whose software is used in products by Cisco and GE, among others. The OS is built on QNX's Neutrino microkernel.


Mike Abramsky the General Manager over at RBC Capital Markets  estimates that RIM managed to sell about 50,000 PlayBook tablets on launch day, including pre-order sales. That’s more than what some analysts had predicted and, if the number holds true, it means the PlayBook did better on launch day than the Motorola Xoom and the Samsung Galaxy Tab.

However, as compared to the market leader, Apple ,who sold  half a million iPad 2 tablets on the first day .. blackberry Playbook does not seem that impressive. That’s ten times what RIM was able to achieve. We can take that comparison for what it’s worth, but there you have it.



The Blackberry Tablet Playbook supports a whole bunch of standard platforms and technologies, like POSIX OS, SMP, Open GL, BlackBerry 6, WebKit, Java, Adobe Flash and AIR, along with RIM's new BlackBerry WebWorks platform. Apps written for WebWorks will run on BlackBerry 6 or the PlayBook, while Java makes it easier for developers to port Java-based BlackBerry 6 apps. Oh, and OpenGL means there's serious potential for graphically intense games.