RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook Was Canada's Best-Selling Tablet Last Week

Posted by Knowlton Thomas

Apple sold more than 15 million iPads during its most recent quarter. Research In Motion, meanwhile, sold just 150,000 BlackBerry PlayBooks.

But it appears that aggressive discounts and a revamped operating system have finally made RIM's tablet popular. Well, at least in Canada.

RIM tweeted that both Best Buy and Future Shop reported that its PlayBook was—wait for it—the best-selling tablet last week. Seriously. Should we call it a comeback?

@BlackBerry: Yay! #BlackBerry #PlayBook was the #1 selling tablet at Future Shop (@FS_Deals) this week! 

@BlackBerry: News! Best Buy (@BBYCanadaDeals) informed us that #BlackBerry #PlayBook was their TOP selling tablet last week!

Company:
Best Buy Canada Ltd.
Website:
http://www.bestbuy.ca
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Best Buy is Canada's fastest-growing specialty retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics, personal computers and entertainment software and also operates the Geek Squad (www.geeksquad.ca), a 24 hour computer support task force. Best Buy offers consumers a unique shopping experience with the latest technology and entertainment products, at the right price, with a no-pressure (non-commissioned) sales... more

Company:
Future Shop
Website:
http://www.futureshop.ca
Location:
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

In 30 years, Future Shop has grown from a “one store operation” located in Vancouver, British Columbia, to Canada’s largest retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics with over 131 stores from coast to coast. Established in 1982, Future Shop’s first store was located in Vancouver, British Columbia and showcased 4,000 square feet of the latest consumer electronics products. During the late 1980s, Future Shop... more


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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys playing tennis, hiking, and exploring weird side streets. more




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