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SRG Says PlayBook Now Has 15% of Canadian Tablet Market Share

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Solutions Research Group out of Toronto performed a survey of 1,000 Canadians and found that market share for RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook has tripled since the fall. They found that it went up from 5% in the fall of last year to 15% now. This jump is most definitely caused by RIM’s drastic price cuts to the PlayBook prices along with anticipation building for OS 2.0 this month. In other words it seems like RIM is making the most of the $485 million charge that they took on their earnings from PlayBook inventory and building market share with it. Now they just need to keep on plowing forward with some serious follow through.

via Globe and Mail via CrackBerry

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  1. I see the PlayBook quite often in public places, almost as much as iPads. Probably due to the more portable size, but it is nice to see Canadians are not falling prey to the bad press.

  2. Good news in fact. If we want to keep our Canadian economy strong, maintain a world-wide reputation for high-tech, and attract investment then we should support RIM. Their products have always been very good, and soon, will be absolutely first-rate.

    In the past they were sub-par with Apple, but BB 10 and QNX and new innovation promises to change that. Unless we want Apple, Google and Microsoft to “rule the world”, (more precisely to have control over all smartphone operating systems) then we’d best think about purchasing Blackberry. Apple’s profits in the last few years are mind-bogglingly high- they money they earn is higher than the incomes of many nation’s governments. This is somewhat disgusting.

    RIM invests a great amount of money in Canada in research and university research, education programs. I, for one, am going to ditch my iPhone this year when BB10 is released, and return to Blackberry.

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