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BlackBerry PlayBook 2 should sport a higher-resolution 10" screen and native BES support

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BlackBerry PlayBook 2 should sport a higher-resolution 10
4G-enabled BlackBerry Playbook is just around the corner, and RIM is obviously working on taking its tablet baby to the next, 10" level, as we reported. Some more rumors about the PlayBook 2 have popped up, namely a higher-resolution screen, and support for all typical BlackBerry applications that made the platform so popular.

The best part is that the QNX OS will receive its update together with the PlayBook 2, and include native support for BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES), which has been giving a headache to users of the current tablet. At the moment they have to use BlackBerry Bridge to connect to BES, which certain carriers are not very kosher with.

The new 10-incher is supposedly coming by year-end with a thinner bezel, and could be offered in both black and white versions. RIM is making the jump directly to 4G, supplying the PlayBook 2 with Wi-Fi and a SIM slot, which will supposedly be with 4G connectivity only. The BlackBerry Playbook 2 is rumored to hit retail at the end of this year, in time for the holidays.

source: N4BB via SlashGear

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posted on 01 Jun 2011, 10:47

3. Nick (unregistered)


i think it's a bit quick, well good that i didn't buy my playbook yet

posted on 02 Jun 2011, 17:15

4. narley (Posts: 357; Member since: 14 May 2009)


so you're the guy who wants to buy one....

I would buy one.... If it was tradeable for a Xoom or Ipad at no cost.

Waste of ours and BB time... just die out and become a background email service already... the years of attempts at devices are growing more and more pathetic.

posted on 03 Jun 2011, 21:32

5. mavricxx (Posts: 11; Member since: 26 Apr 2011)


I hope in addition they add/fix the following:

-Major CODEC compatibility (I'd like to see an app that adds codecs too if possible like K-lite)
-Bridge doesn’t detect media files stored in my phone. It'd be nice if they added the ability to transfer/copy files back and forth as well.
-Can't see/send sms/mms messages
-Needs Swype
-Universal Search like OS6/7
-Turn-by-Turn voice guided GPS (I'd even be willing to pay for an App that can save the maps and updates on the PB as well)
-Blackberry App world needs a back button in the MY WORLD in order to go back to the original page you were last at.
-Spell Checker & add to Dictionary option like my phone.
-File managing for my apps and bookmarks. Be able to rename my bookmarks and arrange them in folders like Windows)
- That "Dot" in Android that easily helps you fixes misspelled or change words.
- USB hosting to connect external devices like printers, Digital cameras and external hard drives.
-Camera Zoom when using the video camera
-Camera needs to shoot pictures quicker- feels sluggish to take pics
-Silverlight
-Native Email, Calendar, BBM
-Yahoo Messenger, Skype and OoVoO- what good is the front facing cam if you can't put it to good use!

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