BlackBerry PlayBook: As hard to find as an iPad 2?
I popped into a RadioShack this morning in Baltimore and asked whether they had any of Research in Motion's new tablet computers, the PlayBook.
Nope, the two clerks said. And one said only nine of the 18 stores in -- presumably -- the Baltimore area were getting any initial shipments.
Coincidentally, I am in the market for an iPad 2. So I called a couple of Best Buys in the Baltimore area, and the Towson Apple Store. And guess what? No iPad 2's in stock either.
That doesn't surprise me.
Part of the reason that the iPad 2's are so hard to find is that Apple can't make them fast enough, and demand for them supposedly is higher than for the first one. We'll have to see how demand is for the PlayBook and whether RIM can actually put enough of them in stores for consumers to actually walk away with one.
I'm more interested if any BlackBerry fans have gone out today to buy the PlayBook. Got any first impressions you want to share? Drop 'em below.
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