Research in Motion (
), the manufacturer of the seemingly waning BlackBerry, is
putting the final touches on it PlayBook tablet for release early
CNN reports shares for the Waterloo, Ontario-based company have
gained as much as 18 percent this year. Shares for
), which has conducted high-profile events for the iPhone and the
iPad2, have increased 11 percent in 2011. While both companies are
performing strongly, one analyst is expected to gain sudden steam
to propel it forward.
"I still think Apple is going to own the overall tablet market, but
is a leading contender to own the corporate market," Kris Thompson,
an analyst with National Bank Financial in Toronto, told CNN.
Many analysts view the PlayBook as being attractive to big
business, akin to BlackBerry's record.
The partnership between Microsoft (
) and Nokia (
) has returned the direct opposite of rave reviews, which one
analyst said can be to the benefit of the manufacturer of
BlackBerry and the PlayBook.
"RIM has really been given a gift with Nokia," Peter Misek, an
analyst with Jeffries & Col, told CNN. "It can steal a lot of
share in Europe and Latin America."