One Million PlayBooks Sold in First Quarter? RIM Hopes So.
Research in Motion VP Alec Taylor says the size of the PlayBook’s launch “will be commensurate with the opportunity.” And word on the street has it that the opportunity is decent in size.
Evidently, RIM is looking to ship one million PlayBooks in the first quarter alone. Market sources tell the occasionally reliable DigiTimes that Quanta Computer has begun volume production of the PlayBook with a shipment target “expected to top one million units.” Which seems a decent number. That said, it does pale in comparison to early iPad shipments, the obvious touchstone here. Apple sold more than 300,000 iPads the day the device went on sale. And just 27 days later it had sold one million.