This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

We Want RIM's PlayBook, Poll Says

Stocks in this article: AAPL GOOG RIMM MMI

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- What iPad 2?

Despite the unsurprising hype surrounding the recent release of Apple's new tablet -- which hits store shelves today -- more than 56% of TheStreet readers would rather wait to buy Research In Motion's (RIMM) long-awaited PlayBook device.

Of the 1,850 readers who participated in our poll, about 34% said they would purchase Apple's (AAPL) iPad, while the remaining respondents were split between Google (GOOG) Android-based tablets like Samsung's Galaxy Tab and Motorola's (MMI) Xoom.

The PlayBook is the tablet of choice for TheStreet readers.

But it's RIM's PlayBook that has readers most excited, despite the scant details available about the device. The PlayBook, rumored to be released sometime this spring, has a 7-inch screen, includes front and rear-facing cameras and supports multi-tasking and Flash.

It may also have access to Android's more than 130,000 apps, according to reports.

RIM is looking to get into the rapidly-exploding tablet sector, as its share of the U.S. smartphone platform market declines. The company represented 30.4% of the market in the three-month period ending in January, down from 35.8% in the previous quarter, according to Comscore.

In terms of tablets, Gartner expects 54.8 million units to ship in 2011, up from 19.5 million last year.

--Written by Olivia Oran in New York.

>To follow the writer on Twitter, go to

>To submit a news tip, send an email to:

Select the service that is right for you!

Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!


DOW 17,802.82 +24.67 0.14%
S&P 500 2,068.71 +7.48 0.36%
NASDAQ 4,757.7510 +9.3550 0.20%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs