Rumor: 10 inch PlayBook Production Stopped as RIM Focuses on BlackBerry "Superphone"
Huge rumor coming from our friends over at N4BB.com that suggests that production for the once rumored 10" BlackBerry PlayBook has stopped and its resources have been relocated to focus exclusively on the first QNX powered BlackBerry "superphone," as they're calling it.
It seems that all this pressure from competitors to get faster and better phones out there has convinced RIM that it needs to focus on that aspect of the BlackBerry brand more so than the tablet market for the moment. This is obviously great news for us BlackBerry fans as the more phones the better. Along with these news, certain specs of this "superphone" have been leaked as well:
- It will have a single-core 1.2GHz processor (same as Bold 9900), as the same dual-core processor in PlayBook is a battery killer apparently (and we know how RIM feels about battery drainage), but that doesn't mean a dual-core processor isn't still a possibility.
- 900+ screen resolution puts this device equal if not better than it's competitors. (iPhone 4's resolution is 640x960)
- It would be a 4.3″ touchscreen device which makes a lot bigger than Storm and Torch (3.2 inches) and slightly smaller than the HTC Evo (4.8 inches) for example. Great news for big touch screen lovers.
So there you have it! What do you guys think about RIM's upcoming "superphone"? Great or too late?