Technology content trusted in North America and globally since 1999
7,525 Reviews & Articles | 55,429 News Posts

The man in charge of BlackBerry's PlayBook resigns

David J. Smith, BlackBerry's Vice President of PlayBook, resigns
By: Anthony Garreffa | Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Jul 25, 2013 3:32 am
Comment () | Email to a Friend | Font Size: AA

David J. Smith, BlackBerry's Vice President in charge of their PlayBook tablet, has resigned. Smith had been working for the company for 8 years, taking over the PlayBook project after it was released back in 2011.

 

the_man_in_charge_of_blackberry_s_playbook_resigns_02

 

We all know how BlackBerry's PlayBook has played out in the market, with the company pushing it as the "first professional tablet" but with a bunch of delays, it never took off. It missed huge features such as e-mail and more, something RIM (the name of the company at the time) made a very bad bet on. The company saw a near $500 million writedown on the tablet, which didn't help.

NEWS SOURCES:Theverge.com

Related Tags

loading