RIM Aims to Ship 1 Million PlayBook Tablets in First Quarter

Paul Lilly

You're probably familiar with W. Clement Stone's advice to "Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star." Research In Motion (RIM) is certainly aiming high and expects to ship more than 1 million of its upcoming PlayBook tablets in the first quarter of 2011, DigiTimes reports .

That would be enough to surpass the amount of Motorola Xoom tablets, which is expected to be in the neighborhood of 700,00 to 800,000 units. It would also give RIM a great start in competing against Apple's well established iPad, of which all other tablets will inevitably be measured against, not just in features (Apple could very well lose that one), but in shipments and sales figures.

RIM's shipment goal means the company is planning to blitz the market, considering the PlayBook won't launch until March in Wi-Fi form. Sometime after that, a 3G version will follow.

RIM's PlayBook has been the center of criticism over potentially poor battery life. But according to RIM, battery life will be competitive with other tablets on the market.

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