With Apple unveiling its leaner, sleeker and faster iPad2 Wednesday, there’s currently speculation that Canada’s BlackBerry maker analysis In Motion (RIM) can launch its PlayBook pill April ten.
Quoting its sources, Boy Scout Report in an exclusive on its internet website said Wednesday that the BlackBerry pill can hit retail stores April ten.
“We are told by multiple sources that RIM’s terribly initial pill are going to be launching on April tenth in retail locations. Additionally, we’re told the OS (operating system) goes GM (gold master) on March thirty first which after you boot up the device right out of the box, you’ll be prompted to upgrade to a more moderen version of the OS. We’ll have another hands-on bobbing up shortly…,” the online website said.
At 7-inch size and that includes front and back cameras, the 1-GHz dual-core PlayBook can run on BlackBerry maker’s new powerful QNX operating system that RIM specifically bought for the pill.
RIM has already announced to supply the PlayBook in four models – Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi+WiMax, high-speed LTE and HSPA+.
Since the BlackBerry good phone’s over fifty five million users worldwide swear by its encryption technology for securing privacy, analysts say the Canadian wireless large may hit a gold mine if it’s ready to seize the company phase of the pill market.
To target these business and company subscribers, RIM has integrated the PlayBook with its good phone through BlackBerry Bridge.
What augurs well for RIM could be a survey last week that said that regarding fifty p.c of company are able to adopt the pill whose market is ready to balloon to quite one hundred million by next year.
Unlike Apple, BlackBerry’s already vast network of carriers worldwide would additionally provides a terribly massive advantage to the PlayBook to form its mark within the Apple-dominated pill market.
In the quick crowding pill market, Motorola Mobility has already launched the Xoom. Hewlett-Packard is ready to follow with its TouchPad and Samsung with the 3 new versions of its Galaxy Tab that was launched last year.
There was no reaction Wednesday from Waterloo-based BlackBerry maker to Apple’s new iPad that at 10-inch – just like the initial version- continues to be larger than the PlayBook.
At 601 gramme, down from 680 gramme from the primary version, the new iPad continues to be heavier than the PlayBook which is able to weigh 425 gramme, with thickness of simply ten mm.
Apart from addition of front and back cameras for video-conferencing, the new iPad additionally has twice the speed of its predecessor. It comes in 2 colors – black or white borders – and can be ready to connect with your HDTV through an HDMI adapter.