Research In Motion Limited (NASDAQ:RIMM) has ordered about 1 million PlayBook tablets from Quanta Computer in Taiwan. The PlayBook devices will ship before the end of the first quarter. Motorola is expecting to ship the about the same number of their Xoom tablets this quarter.
“A number of executives from Taiwan-based notebook makers have given recommendations on PlayBook’s OS and user interface after they tried on the gadget at CES,” according to DigiTimes. RIM is planning to launch a WiFi only version of the PlayBook initially with a WiMax 4G variant coming on Sprint later this year.