Friday, June 17, 2011

RIM plots layoffs, cuts fiscal year earnings outlook; PlayBook a bright spot | ZDNet

I’ll remain skeptical on PlayBook sales data until the sell-through details are clear

The lone bright spot for RIM was sales of the PlayBook. RIM sold 500,000 tablets, well ahead of Wall Street estimates of 300,000 to 400,000. Balsillie said that 105,000 enterprise customers had the PlayBook and RIM was working on joint-sales arrangements with SAP, Verizon and others. The company shipped 13.2 million BlackBerry devices in the quarter.

However, PlayBook sell-through remains a mystery. “We don’t have specific numbers on PlayBook sell-through, but we are very pleased with the sell-through and we are very pleased with the seating in the corporations,” said Balsillie.

RIM plots layoffs, cuts fiscal year earnings outlook; PlayBook a bright spot | ZDNet

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