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The man in charge of BlackBerry's PlayBook resigns

David J. Smith, BlackBerry's Vice President of PlayBook, resigns

| Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Jul 25, 2013 3:32 am

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.

 

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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

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