When it comes to smartphones, RIM must feel like the world is passing them by. Where is the QNX powered, 4G dual-core BlackBerry handset? How about, in the BlackBerry Playbook? According to RIM Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis, there will eventually be a QNX powered, 4G, dual-core BlackBerry smartphone. But for now, dual-core processors require too much work from a smartphone's battery, makes the phone too thick, heavy and costly. As a result, the RIM executive says that tablets are the perfect form factor for a dual-core BlackBerry device.
On the other hand, in an interview with PC Magazine, Lazaridis agrees that the left side of the BlackBerry PlayBook is a QNX handset and says that RIM is working on a multi-core "Superphone" powered by QNX. And yeah, while that sounds great, he says that the first decade of BlackBerry products is complete and RIM is looking at the next ten years which means that those looking for a 'Berry "Superphone" might be waiting a long time.