RIM to exit tablet market?

Poor sales of RIM’s PlayBook have started the grapevines on the web that the company is ready to dump it totally.

The grapevine was started by John Vihn, semiconductor analyst at Collins Stewart. He mentioned that they believe RIM has stopped further PlayBook productions and are considering exiting the tablet market.

But RIM has now made a statement saying that all this new is nothing but fiction. Marisa Conway, spokeswoman for RIM, stated through an email that RIM remains committed to the tablet market and will continue with QNX in its platform.

If RIM indeed exits the tablet market it will not be the first do so. Last August saw HP abandon its TouchPad after only seven weeks on sale.

The QNX OS used in PlayBook is expected to play a big role in RIM’s proposed superphones of 2012. It will replace the current software that has been criticized in comparison to Android and iOS.

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