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Is the tablet market so saturated that Research In Motion has thrown in the towel? The company has halted production of its PlayBook and will not pursue any other tablet projects, according to a research note from Collins Stewart Hawkpoint analyst John Vinh. RIM, for its part, staunchly denies the claim. However, the publicly reported parts of his research note seem fairly specific. Citing anonymous sources at RIM's manufacturing partner Quanta, he said that the company has laid off a "significant number of production workers" from the factory that produces the PlayBook.
It seems like all of these companies had unrealistic expectations for their tablets. After all Apple had its first iPad out a year or better before they even joined in. The iPad was certainly no misstep and other then a different OS and the ability to run Flash content. What else did the other tablets offer that the iPad did not?