RIM announced at CES 2011 that were in fact working on an upcoming PlayBook tablet. The new 4G tablet would feature a 7-inch display. RIM plans to ship this in conjunction with Sprint Nextel in the US. A Wi-Fi version is likely to ship in March as well.
PlayBook 4G in the flesh
Senior VP Jeff McDowell said that large companies were expected to deploy the new tablet in the thousands among employees, and that the tablet would be no less important as the phone or PC. The dual-core processor powered tablet is said to perform smoothly when it comes to browsing web content, working with applications and watching Flash content. The tablet with its rubberized coating is lighter than the iPad at just 400g and is less than 10mm in thickness.There is no clear announcement on the pricing today, but the RIM had previously said to start from $500; the same as the Apple iPad. RIM plans on launching the tablet with a library with thousands of applications.