A picture of a training doc shows that Staples will be running training sessions for the PlayBook on March 30th, which bodes well for the rumor that the device will launch April 10th. With the tablet arriving after the iPad 2 and the Motorola XOOM, you have to wonder what’s left for RIM in the consumer space. Even though they seem late to the consumer game, they’ll still have the enterprise and loyal customer base to prop up initial sales.
RIM has a history of high volume sales but unimpressive launch days due to the nature of its 50-40% enterprise market base and consumers who are waiting to upgrade. We’re looking forward to hearing some sales figures and see how this plays out.