RIM has come forward putting an end to some recent rumors regarding the 16GB BlackBerry PlayBook. And simply put, the 16GB BlackBerry PlayBook has been discontinued. The 32GB and 64GB models will continue to be produced and the 16GB model will remain available until the current inventory runs out. The statement from RIM reads as follows;
RIM will no longer be making the 16 GB model of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. The 16 GB PlayBook will continue to be available for distributors and retailers while quantities last. We continue to remain committed to the tablet space and the 32 GB and 64 GB models of the BlackBerry PlayBook continue to be available from our distributors and retailers around the world.
There is more value for our customers in the higher capacity models (32 GB, 64 GB), and as such we have decided to focus our efforts here.