20 Apr '11, 2am

Will you get the new BlackBerry PlayBook when it comes out in Singapore?

Will you get the new BlackBerry PlayBook when it comes out in Singapore?

TORONTO (Reuters) - Research In Motion's PlayBook tablet computer launched in almost empty stores on Tuesday, unable to whip up the frenzy that accompanies the debut of anything from rival Apple. At an Office Depot in Midtown New York , just three PlayBooks left the shelves in the 20 minutes after the store opened, while not a soul stirred outside a nearby Staples. "It's going to be a tough sell to the consumer," BGC Partner analyst Colin Gillis said of the PlayBook, a sleek but flawed gadget that doesn't yet offer the secure email that is the trademark of RIM's ubiquitous BlackBerry. "It's going to be right next to an iPad at the same price point. The iPad is going to look much bigger, it has an entire ecosystem around it." The PlayBook launch was a stark contrast to the frenzy when Apple launched its iPad 2 a month ago and consumers lined up overnight for a first glimpse...

Full article: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/rims-playbook-hits-north-america...

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