If you were hoping to get your hands on the 16GB version of the Blackberry Playbook, you might be out of luck. According to an email sent from RIM to a consumer, it seems that the company will be discontinuing the 16GB Blackberry Playbook model. This means that if you wanted to get the Playbook, you will have to go for the more expensive 32GB and 64GB versions. Some have speculated that the reason behind the discontinuation is due to the recent price cuts, and this caused the 16GB Playbook to barely return any profits for RIM who were just breaking even. Then again with all the media-heavy applications and files we store on our smartphones and tablets these days, 16GB is admittedly not enough. According to the email, 16GB models will still be offered while they are still in stock so assuming this email is to be believed (RIM has yet to step forward and announce this themselves), you might want to move fast if the 16GB model Blackberry Playbook tablet is really what you’re after.

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