RIM 4.3-inch BlackBerry Superphone in the Pipeline; 10-inch Playbook 2 May Take Time

June 30, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

RIM’s BlackBerry handsets have had a slow run this year. They haven’t had any upgrade or development to speak of, apart from a slight moderation in design and user interface that were incorporated into the latest releases. There have also been reports of employees getting the sack due to a financial crisis.

Be that as it may, RIM is now said to be gearing up with their new generation of BlackBerry handsets. The Blackberry OS 7 has flair and the release of the new BlackBerry Bold 9900 might prove to be a ladder for the company.

We did hear about a 10.1-inch Playbook 2 in the making. It was rumored to be a successor of the 7-inch BlackBerry Playbook, running the BlackBerry Tablet OS. But this piece of info was not met with open hands.

So now, in an effort to revitalize their market, the Canadian business phone manufacturer is said to be planning a QNX-powered BlackBerry ‘superphone’, based on the Bold 9900.

The device is said to pack a single-core 1.2GHz processor and a 4.3-inch touchscreen with 900+ resolution. Now, that’s something, because all BlackBerry handsets have a 3.25-inch display.

RIM is also found pushing the LTE 4G Playbook variant, which is scheduled for an October release. The company hasn’t let out anything about the ‘superphone’, like the launch date, codename or specs and prices.

But since RIM is looking to up their market, we are sure that they have something up their sleeve. So stay with us folks and we will let you know when the superphone flies in.

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