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RIM 'blindsided' by Kindle Fire, may lose $75 per PlayBook

Monday December 5, 2011. 02:00 PM , from MacNN
RIM's prolonged BlackBerry PlayBook discounting came after it was "blindsided" by the Amazon Kindle Fire, according to a research note from Sterne Agee analyst Shaw Wu. Citing "checks" in the supply chain, he understood RIM hadn't expected Amazon's loss-leading $199 price and had decided to take even more of a loss to follow suit. RIM was estimated to be losing $50 to $75 on every PlayBook it shipped....
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