Our beloved Blackberry Playbook, the world first professional tablet, is to be discontinued. According to the leaked image from the inventory catalog from TELUS. This news could not have been more disappointing but there are a few things that just do not seem to add up quite right. With the Blackberry Playbook to receive it’s highly anticipated update shortly after DevCon could this news be a plot for increased sales or does this really mean the end of the Playbook? Hit the jump to get all the details.
Taking a look at the leaked imaged it shows that the Blackberry Playbook has been placed on the “to be discontinued” list. There is no indication of when the Playbook will be discontinued but that on October 10th was the last day to place orders for the device. And then the final date of returns is to take place on November 8th. The Blackberry Playbook being placed on the EOL (End Of Life) list does not necessarily mean the end for the Playbook completely. As the current Playbook is a WiFi only device being that carriers can’t make any money off of the device without selling some type of mobile hotspot device along with the device other than just outright selling the device. So, maybe and just maybe the Playbook is to be discontinued only from TELUS and not the mobile market. And also to note no indication on the 32GB nor the 64GB version. Does this allude to a new 4G Blackberry Playbook to be released along with the new 2.0 update coming after DevCon? Only one way to tell stay tuned to Nerberry.net today and tomorrow for news and DevCon coverage. Lets us know what you think of the Playbook getting its EOL notice?