RIM’s price cuts for the BlackBerry PlayBook seem to be working. We’ve already touched on how it sold out many times in Canada. New research is showing that the PlayBook has garnered 15% market share in Canada. A survey of 1,000 Canadians by Toronto-based Solutions Research Group (SRG), shows PlayBook’s market share has risen from about 5 per cent of the tablet market last fall.
“Current iPad is great at home,” but is not “purse or jacket-pocket-friendly” like the PlayBook, which has a 7-inch screen as opposed to the 9.5-inch iPad. Given that, Apple would be “completely misguided” if it resisted making a smaller tablet, said Kaan Yigit, president of SRG.