The year gone by wasn’t easy for RIM, and in the new year, the company's pinning its hopes on the BlackBerry 10 platform. As reported earlier, RIM will be dishing out its BlackBerry 10 devices later during the second half of this year. However, N4BB got a clearer view of what the manufacturer has in store. Although the PlayBook didn’t manage to turn heads, RIM hasn’t given up and decided upon not one but two PlayBook tablets – 7-inch and 10-inch. Apparently, the 3G+ enabled 7-inch Playbook could possibly make it in April this year, while the LTE-based, 10-inch Playbook wont hit shelves, until December.
Two PlayBooks on the way?
Besides these tablets, the company is speculated to consider the launch of the rumored BlackBerry 10 slider Milan that was cancelled. The first BlackBerry 10 device release is also expected to be pushed a little later than the rumored May release. This year, one can expect two more Blackberry Curves, however, they could be targetted only at users in East Africa and African markets. So, the first Blackberry 10 smartphone could possibly hit store shelves in September while the PlayBook OS 2.0 will be releasing by the end of February.
The delay in devices is due to the LTE chipset from Qualcomm. We hope RIM has enough on their plate to survive till then.
Publish date: January 18, 2012 3:40 pm| Modified date: December 18, 2013 9:23 pm