At the beginning of the month, we touched on a rumor that stated that RIM was at work on a 10-inch BlackBerry PlayBook model that was apparently scheduled to be out in time for the holiday season. Well, it appears that RIM has scrapped that project in favor of something that B4BB is calling a BlackBerry “superphone”.
It appears that the company has ceased development of the 10-inch version of the tablet and instead will shift focus to a QNX powered BlackBerry ‘superphone’ that will apparently include:
- Single-core 1.2GHz processor (same as Bold 9900), word has it that the same dual-core processor in PlayBook is a huge battery killer, but a dual-core processor is still a possibility
- 900+ screen resolution
- 4.3″ touchscreen
No other information about the mysterious BlackBerry ‘superphone’ is known beyond that. A possible release date for the new smartphone is unfortunately unknown at this time as well.
So, now that the 10-inch PlayBook is apparently canceled, it looks like RIM is going to be relying on the 4G LTE version of the PlayBook which is apparently not slated to arrive until sometime this October.