Mike Abramsky

The BlackBerry PlayBook by RIM has been performing extremely well by selling approximately 250,000 units during its first moth of sales, according to RBC Capital Markets Managing Director Mike Abramsky.

That’s way ahead of Motorola’s flagship Xoom tablet, which took two months to sell 250,000 units. Of course, they’re both far behind Apple’s iPad 2. Apple’s been selling every unit it can manufacture.

Abramsky said RIM could move 500,000 PlayBooks during its first fiscal quarter. If the pace remains the same, RIM will sell over 2 million units this year. That’s a little lower than RBC’s sales estimate

A dispatch from Barcelona sees trouble ahead for the iPad's competitors

The BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones reporting from the Android booth RBC Capital's Mike Abramsky has coined a new acronym: NAAT! (Not Another Android Tablet!) "The geyser of Android tablet launches continues," he writes in a note to clients from Day 2 of Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona. He mentions, among others, the HTC (Flyer), ViewSonic (ViewPad 4), and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. "Plus dozens of lower-end Android tablets pending from Asian manufacturers (Huawei, ZTE) in every size -- so fast it's dizzying." Compared with building a smartphone

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