RIM Playbook goes on sale April 19th

Research in Motion’s (RIM) PlayBook tablet computer will go on-sale at more than 20,000 retail locations in the United States and Canada on April 19th, the company announced today.

The PlayBook goes on sale in Canada just days after the launch of the Motorola android powered Xoom tablet and three weeks after the launch of the Apple iPad 2 tablet.

Sixty million touch screens to be sold in 2011

Shipments of touch screens for tablet computers are predicted to reach 60 million units in 2011 according to a recent report from DisplaySearch.

To no one’s surprise, the research firm predicts Apple will continue to be biggest buyer of tablet PC touch screens sold this year and next but does expect its share to fall below 50% in 2013 and beyond.