During a recent earnings call with RIM, several executives made comments suggesting that the PlayBook tablet has been delayed until after March. This could be a serious setback for RIM given the momentum that Apple has already gained with the iPad, and the possible announcement of the iPad 2 come January.
RIM has never officially stated a release date for the PlayBook, but many people expected it to come out before February. The earnings statements made by the executives stated that we shouldn’t expect to see RIM receiving income from the PlayBook until after February. RIM has said that the PlayBook will only appeal to a niche of certain users, which we’ve discovered to be true of their Blackberry products, which continue to battle against Apple’s products.