April 21, 2011 3:07pm
It turns out there are some fluctuating estimations by analysts on first day BlackBerry PlayBook sales. Yesterday RBC Capital Markets analyst Mike Abramsky said RIM possibly sold 50,000 units and could go as high as 500,000 by the end of the quarter.
However, Peter Misek of Jeffries & Co has chimed in and said the number is lower at a first day sales of 45,000 PlayBooks. Misek believes that pre-order sales in the Canada and the United States totaled 25,000 and day of sales were 20,000 from various retail outlets. “While the launch of the Playbook is not attracting overnight crowds, pre-order sales and in-store demand in major cities has been solid… If correct, 45K+ sell through on the first day would be a success”.
We probably will not hear true numbers until RIM announces financial results at the end of the quarter. Wondering what day 2 is like…