The BlackBerry PlayBook looks like it might be getting its End of Life cycle throughout many US online retailers. The PlayBook is no longer listed on the online stores of U.S. consumer electronics retailers including Wal-Mart, Best Buy, RadioShack and Staples. The products are listed as being out of stock in Office Depot’s online store.
Some rumors suggest the inventory for the PlayBook has simply dried up, versus getting pulled. Though, some analysts predict it is a move by RIM as they prepare for a second generation PlayBook loaded with BlackBerry 10 operating system.
“There have been rumblings of RIM doing a second-generation [PlayBook] product,” said Bob O’Donnell, program vice president for clients and displays at IDC. “I don’t think they are going to quit the market yet.”