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Bookies bet on Playbook

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Research in Motion will launch its much-anticipated Playbook tablet device next week, with many industry watchers expecting it to mount the most significant challenge to Apple’s iPad yet. And already bookmakers are setting odds on how many Playbooks will be sold this year.

Tony Harvey and his team of oddsmakers at Bookmaker.com have calculated there is a 21,4% likelihood that 1,9-million or more units will be sold, with a return on wager of 380.
However, it gives a 45,5% likelihood of 6,9-million or more units will be sold during the year, with a return on wager of 120.