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    Article: RIM Confirms The 16 GB PlayBook Will Be Discontinued





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    I bet BB10 takes up so much space it leaves us with little to play with

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    Well am guessing that's part of why they want to to d production of 16gb playbook. i hope the os10 will be available on the 16gb too

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    I'll wait and see how low the prices go down on the 16 Gb Playbook and pickup another one. Hopefully I don't wait too long.
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    Not the case, RIM had made 2-3 million of these PlayBook's (all 3 capacities) Now what they are doing is running low on inventory for the 16 GB, typically that is the model that sells the fastest. So right now it makes no sense for them to spend more making the 16 GB if they are nearing the end of their inventory. I bet we'll see the 32 and 64 GB models "discontinued" soon enough because RIM wants to clear out inventory and then allow for production of the PlayBook 4G.

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    wooo bad new ..... my 16G PB will not be updated to new BB 10.....

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    I'm fairly certain that that 16 GB PlayBook will still be getting updated to BlackBerry 10 OS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcchien View Post
    wooo bad new ..... my 16G PB will not be updated to new BB 10.....
    I would not say that. The discontinuing of the 16 GB version has nothing to do with BB 10, but everything to do with space issues. I am pretty sure all versions of the PlayBook will see BB 10.

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    Oh lovely.

    I just purchased a 16gb playbook for my wife. First, BB says the new (OS2) OS will allow for sideloading Android, then two months later, they say they won't. With the (very) small selection of apps available in BB's 'app world' and no ability to sideload Android apps, the device makes a good coaster for the drink I'm going to need.

    Now, less than a week after I purchased it, they say they're not going to keep making it--and there is no guarantee they will allow OS10 for the 16 gb model. Why do I suddenly feel ripped off?

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    I agree, I am pretty sure all versions will definitely going to experience the BB 10

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadleg2 View Post
    Oh lovely.

    I just purchased a 16gb playbook for my wife. First, BB says the new (OS2) OS will allow for sideloading Android, then two months later, they say they won't. With the (very) small selection of apps available in BB's 'app world' and no ability to sideload Android apps, the device makes a good coaster for the drink I'm going to need.

    Now, less than a week after I purchased it, they say they're not going to keep making it--and there is no guarantee they will allow OS10 for the 16 gb model. Why do I suddenly feel ripped off?
    They're not making any 16GB anymore but they didn't say it will not have the OS10. Don't worry as all versions will get the update. Also, sideloading Android apps is still working good. If you have problems doing it, you might want to check How To Sideload Android Apps On The BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0

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    RIM should give us more details about this announcement . What does it really mean? Could it be that OS10 is too heavy for 16GB models? No OS10 upgrade available for the 16GB models? Will the 32GB/64GB prices drop? I particularly love the PlayBook and will definitely consider moving to a 64GB version, but it would be nice to know the answers to these and any other relevant questions.
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    I can safely say that the 16GB model will surely get the OS 10 update. RIM is simply prioritizing. Why sell a 16GB version, especially with such high content games coming to the tablet? The 9MM game from Gameloft is almost 1 GB. At that pace, on a 16G model you only have enough room for about 16 of those games. I think it's great thinking on RIM's part to move on to offering higher memory capacity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadleg2 View Post
    Oh lovely.

    I just purchased a 16gb playbook for my wife. First, BB says the new (OS2) OS will allow for sideloading Android, then two months later, they say they won't. With the (very) small selection of apps available in BB's 'app world' and no ability to sideload Android apps, the device makes a good coaster for the drink I'm going to need.

    Now, less than a week after I purchased it, they say they're not going to keep making it--and there is no guarantee they will allow OS10 for the 16 gb model. Why do I suddenly feel ripped off?
    No worries at all. You can still sideload apps, RIM will continue to support the 16 GB they are just not making it anymore. You should be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vmiyakawa View Post
    RIM should give us more details about this announcement . What does it really mean? Could it be that OS10 is too heavy for 16GB models? No OS10 upgrade available for the 16GB models? Will the 32GB/64GB prices drop? I particularly love the PlayBook and will definitely consider moving to a 64GB version, but it would be nice to know the answers to these and any other relevant questions.
    It could be that BB 10 is rather large, but im thinking that they are finding out that more people are purchasing the 32/64GB versions. It will be interesting to find out just how heavy BB 10 will be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Jerde View Post
    I'm fairly certain that that 16 GB PlayBook will still be getting updated to BlackBerry 10 OS.
    Feels good to hear this,but will this upgrade be done over wi-fi alone ? Why cant we use the same way we upgrade our bb phones with the use of pc instead of only wi-fi? Just wondering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goku View Post
    Not the case, RIM had made 2-3 million of these PlayBook's (all 3 capacities) Now what they are doing is running low on inventory for the 16 GB, typically that is the model that sells the fastest. So right now it makes no sense for them to spend more making the 16 GB if they are nearing the end of their inventory. I bet we'll see the 32 and 64 GB models "discontinued" soon enough because RIM wants to clear out inventory and then allow for production of the PlayBook 4G.
    Well you just might be right,bcos from my survey in d market here in africa 16gb is being sold more than the 32gb and 64gb. Also.16gb is too small for such a powerful tab in d 1st place

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