Jay pointed out this article on Twitter and it looks like the story is being picked up in the wake of all of the bad news surrounding the WebOS demise. Ben McIntosh, the head of Harvey Norman’s Computers buying team, told the Australian Current that the BlackBerry PlayBook has been selling very well since its launch. According to McIntosh “Sales of the PlayBook are very, very good,” and “BlackBerry has probably come from a different direction. The PlayBook was always going to be more of a niche product based on the fact that they’re really targeting the BlackBerry smartphone base that’s in Australia and the world.”
McIntosh goes further to say that “The sales of the PlayBook have been fantastic, we’ve re-ordered multiple times and it’s exceeded our expectations.” Pretty strong words from down under!