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Report: BlackBerry Tablet Delayed Because Apple Is Buying All the Parts

Not the sort of thing you want to happen when you’re looking to break into a competitive market: According to DigiTimes, the reason Research in Motion’s BlackBerry PlayBook tablet had its launch pushed back to April 19th is that Apple has been buying so many of the available touch panels to keep up with the red-hot demand for the iPad 2.

Sources from touch screen panel makers also pointed out that PlayBook shipments were postponed for about a month from the original schedule due to a delay in software testing as well as shortage of touch panels because Apple already booked up most of the available capacity.

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(DigiTimes via Business Insider)

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