Playbook uses the same operating system. People outside of Canada did not want it. RIm recognized that people hated it and reduced the price to $199. Even at this lower price people still don't want it. It too multitasks, has hub and swipe flow and still nobody wants it.
They don't know that they don't want it...Apple beat them to the market. Between Jobs and superior marketing Playbook didn't stand a chance ...the tech issues surrounding it didn't help either. BUT that might change going forward. ...as BB10 catches on more positive exposure to the PB tablet will possible kick in. When Verizon has skin in the game to help with Rimm products the landscape suddenly looks a whole lot greener for Rim