BlackBerry PlayBook will be first tablet to run TI's OMAP4 chipset, RIM to wait it out for dual-core in phones
0. phoneArena 10 Jan 2011, 03:10 posted on
The powerful 1GHz dual-core OMAP 4340 by Texas Instruments will make its tablet debut in the BlackBerry PlayBook. CEO Mike Lazaridis says dual-core is still not very suitable for phones due to power issues and cost, so RIM will wait it out...
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1. J (unregistered)
I've been a long-time fan of BlackBerry. However, the fact that they are just letting competition pass them by is unacceptable. The slow processor on my Tour is what forced me to switch to an Android phone. I've been patiently waiting for BlackBerry to make a move and develop better phones (Storm 3? Monaco? 1 GHz Processor?), but my patience is dying out real fast and I may just end up being a Verizon iPhone user... I couldn't be more disappointed.
3. PhoneLuver (Posts: 459; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)
Looks like Blackberry is another Nokia in the making. If they wait too long they'll lose customer buy in and that is an expensive and slippery road to try and recover from! Just look at the Nokia N8, by all means a great device, five years ago people would have killed each other for one, but these days people would rather chose an iPhone or an Android device. But, I guess it's all about CEO's keeping costs down, providing high profits on old technology and trading on a brand name until it's worthless and they're forced out or their contracts expire..
It's not the first time it's happened, nor will it be the last!