If you want to get your hands on RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook, you might be running out of time. It seems that the QNX-based device is no longer available in the US from retailers like Wal-Mart, Best Buy, RadioShack and Staples, with Amazon and RIM’s own online store being the exceptions. We’re wondering if this means newer PlayBooks are in the works — we’ve already seen updated 4G LTE models out in the open and recent OS updates indicate the company hasn’t given up on the much-maligned PlayBook. Potential upgrades include the upcoming BlackBerry 10 OS, and hardware improvements wouldn’t be a bad idea (Perhaps a flip-out keyboard addition a la Microsoft Surface?). In any case, RIM might want to move fast if it wants any chance of competing in the increasingly crowded tablet space.
RIM’s PlayBook disappearing from online retailers in the US originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 09 Oct 2012 04:44:00 EST.