This Thursday sees Research in Motion (RIM) unveil its financials for the second quarter of 2011. Buried in this data will be information on how many PlayBook tablets the company shipped during that period.
Note: Just a few words on that little word 'shipped'. Shipped DOES NOT equal sold. Shipped refers to how many devices have been shipped to retailers.
Analysts aren't short of a guess or two as to how many will have been shipped over the past quarter:
- Morgan Stanley: 300K
- Canaccord: 400K
- JP Morgan: 700K
- UBS: 700K
There are signs of trouble. Over the Labor Day weekend Best Buy was offering a discount on the PlayBook of between $50 and $150 depending on the model. Staples is also offering $100 cashback, and rumor has it that a two-day half-price sale in imminent.
So, that's what the analysts think, but what do YOU think?