BlackBerry PlayBook Hits 250K: Analyst

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We keep following BlackBerry PlayBook tablet sales, because we have a hunch the PlayBook will make its way into the car, that is, if the product manages to catch on with consumers after early poor reviews.

It looks sales are slowly chugging away, reaching 250,000 units in one month, said an analyst at RBC Capital Markets.

This would give the PlayBook a respectable edge over the Motorola Xoom, which required 2 months to hit the quarter million mark.

BlackBerry PlayBook Hits 250K salesBut the 7-inch PlayBook’s sales may still be falling short of expectations and may be subject to high returns, says the Boy Genius Report.

Any way you look at it Android tablets are far behind those of Apple’s iPad, which whizzed by 15 million units in March.

Even the chip maker for Android tablets vented some frustration this month. Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang ticked off the issues holding back Android tablet sales: “It’s a point of sales problem. It’s an expertise at retail problem. It’s a marketing problem to consumers. It is a price point problem,” he told CNET, adding, that there’s also an issue with “richness of content.”

We get the retail sales problem. We went to Best Buy looking for a Xoom when it first came out and the salesmen couldn’t find the only one in the store to show us.

Then days later Huang stated that Android tablets will likely catch up to the iPad in about 3 years, as it took Android phones 2 ½ years to overtake the iPhone in share. We’re watching.

Source: BGR via Digital Trends, CNET

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