According to an email that a Crackberry forum member received it looks like RIM is going to be discontinuing the 16GB variant of the BlackBerry PlayBook. Really this doesn’t come as much of a surprise to us for several reasons. The main one being that the 16GB version isn’t really suitable for the media hungry ones amongst us. Also, with the recent price reductions that we have seen in retail outlets it doesn’t make sense financially for RIM to continue making it.
Now before anyone starts to throw around ideas that RIM is ditching the tablet space, the email firmly states that the 32/64GB versions will continue to be supplied. It begs to question as to whether or not the 4G/LTE PlayBook will also be available in only the 32 and 64GB versions. One can only assume that this will be the case and RIM will simply re-focus their tablet efforts.
I am hoping that this is a look into the future regarding the BlackBerry 10 devices, and that we will see large capacity BB10 devices come to market.
What do all of you think about RIM discontinuing the 16GB PlayBook? Please let us know in the comments.