Ever since the BlackBerry PlayBook was announced, there were plenty of rumors flying around hinting at RIM eventually releasing a larger version of the tablet shipping later this year. But now it looks like it’s not going to happen. The folks over at N4BB have reported that RIM has cancelled development on the 10″ BlackBerry PlayBook. How true the news is, is yet to be verified but since RIM has never officially announced the 10″ tablet in the first place.
The reason for the cancellation? Apparently it’s so that RIM can focus on bringing QNX (the operating system found on the PlayBook) over to its next generation BlackBerry devices. They’ve also reported that the QNX-running phone will pack a 1.2GHz processor (single-core) and a 4.3″ touchscreen display. That seems like a good idea considering how the PlayBook isn’t selling so well and RIM’s decreasing share of the smartphone market. The company needs to push its BlackBerry phones up to the top again, if not it may never recover anytime soon.
What did you think of the PlayBook? Did you buy one? And if you didn’t, would you change your mind if there was a 10″ version available?
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