Originally R.I.M. optimistically stated that the tablet computer play book will not only be popular, but will be able to compete seriously iPad. In the end, everything turned out much more prosaic. So much so that R.I.M. was forced to significantly revise the forecasts.
It was announced today without much fanfare. If earlier the company announced that it would be able to sell at least 2.4 million devices by the end of the current one without problems, now much more modest figures are called less than a million - about 800,000 pieces.
So far, sales have been more than sluggish - no more than 50,000 have been shipped in total. play book. It is difficult to guess how many of them fell into the hands of consumers, but these numbers are very small. However, the company is having a hard time in the smartphone market - blackberry are now experiencing a significant decline.
However, competitors are not doing much better. So, Motorola failed to have any significant impact on sales iPad, presenting Xoom. Recently and Acer significantly lowered sales forecasts Iconia Tab, which was originally planned to sell at least three million. Really serious sales and earnings are still showing only Apple.