According to analysts quoted by the Wall Street Journal sites, Research In Motion (RIM) is expected to distribute 2 million to 4 million BlackBerry Playbook during the year 2011. However, analyst firm Gartner predicted that tablet will not generate sales, both compared with the iPad or tablet-based Android.
A recent report released by Gartner, 11 April 2011 shows, in 2015, Apple's IOS platform will still dominate the tablet market with 47.1 percent, 38.6 percent of Android, and QNX (RIM) 10 percent. The rest of the web OS 3 percent, MeeGo 1 percent, and others 0.2 percent.
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According to Carolina Milanesi, Gartner Research VP, takes time and effort even harder for RIM to attract developers and provide ecosystem of applications and services that are appropriate for QNX to be competing with the IOS and Android.
According to him, the biggest market for these tablets is the enterprise customers who are already using the BlackBerry solution for information technology services.
BlackBerry Playbook indeed been heralded comes with advanced features for professional users. Tablets are also claimed the most support current web content, including full support Flash. BlackBerry Playbook can also function as a partner for the BlackBerry because of its tethering feature can display e-mail, calendar, and other information available on the BlackBerry smartphone user.
The price offered by RIM for BlackBerry Playbook tablet is the same price as its competitors. Currently only available WiFi model only with the price of 499 U.S. dollar for a model with a capacity of 16 GB of memory, 599 U.S. dollars for 32 GB, and 699 U.S. dollars for a model with a capacity of 64 GB of memory.