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RIM says it has no plans to halt PlayBook tablet production

Research In Motion has dismissed as "pure fiction" suggestions it would discontinue production of its PlayBook computer tablet after an analyst said the company may be considering an exit from the market, Reuters has reported. A Collins Stewart analyst said last week that RIM may have halted PlayBook production and cancelled additional tablet projects. "Rumours suggesting that the BlackBerry PlayBook is being discontinued are pure fiction," RIM spokeswoman Marisa Conway said. "RIM remains highly committed to the tablet market and the future of QNX in its platform."