∞ RIM reportedly shutdown production of PlayBook


Research In Motion has reportedly stopped production of its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet and is considering exiting the space altogether. Collins Stewart analyst John Vinh made the claims in a note to investors Thursday morning, citing anonymous sources at RIM’s manufacturing partner Quanta.

RIM only shipped 500,000 PlayBooks in the first quarter of availability and 200,000 in the second quarter. It’s been a disaster for RIM.