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BlackBerry PlayBook with a 10-inch display revealed in spy shots

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BlackBerry PlayBook with a 10-inch display revealed in spy shots
Over a year ago, rumor had it that a bigger, 10-inch BlackBerry PlayBook tablet was being planned. Obviously, no such device has been officially announced to this day, yet this does not necessarily mean that a 10-inch PlayBook never existed. In fact, here it is, ladies and gentlemen. Photos of what is said to be a BlackBerry PlayBook slate with a 10-inch display have surfaced, courtesy of a source from the far east.

When it comes to hardware, information is pretty scarce, although it is clear that the tablet has cellular connectivity, either of the 4G or 3G kind, and a 7,250mAh battery. A pair of cameras is also present on the device – one in the front for video chats and one on its back. But what we are more interested in, however, is whether this tablet will ever see the light of day.

Unfortunately, no clear answer to that question has been given yet. It is quite possible that we are looking at a prototype for a 10-inch PlayBook, the development of which got cancelled along the way. On the other hand, there is still a possibility of the tablet being released at some point in the future, should RIM decide that it has potential, and if the company can afford shifting time and resources away from developing BlackBerry 10 smartphones and investing it towards bringing the 10-inch PlayBook to market.

To us, the former scenario seems more plausible, but we are also interested in hearing what you think about all that. Should RIM launch a revamped PlayBook with a 10-inch display, or should it just focus on bringing next-gen BlackBerry smartphones? Drop us a line below and let us know.

source: Tinhte (translated) via Engadget

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posted on 30 Jul 2012, 04:19

1. hung2900 (Posts: 965; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)

For those who dont wanna visit Vietnamese forum tinhte, the 7inch Playbook you see in the photo is also a 4G model.
I dont know but it seems to be that those Vietnamese know how to get the new devices before the world.

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 04:35

2. wendygarett (unregistered)

7250mah battery seems little to me

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 04:51

3. valapsp (Posts: 562; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)

This looks sleek as its OS. The only problem with Blackberry is its lack of apps and games. I think if Blackberry switches to Windows Phone it'll have a breakthrough. Why I don't say Android/iOS is because a Blackberry design and an Android/iOS UI are not consistent enough.

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 05:26

4. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)

i bet it will get sued by apple since it has identical design with iPad

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 06:13

5. imkyle (Posts: 1086; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

I do like it a lot. The Playbook is so fluid and when it gets Blackberry 10 it will be insanely smooth.

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 08:19

6. DonkeySauce (Posts: 194; Member since: 03 Dec 2011)

Why bother?

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 00:58

7. IamYourFather6657 (Posts: 321; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)

I am guessing 1280 x 800 display thanks to aspect ratio
Sad cause I like 16:9 aspect more

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 03:00

8. Joshua9007 (Posts: 94; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

They have been known for quality construction and for being business-orientated, so I think they should build them. If the recent Nexus 7 is any indication, prices of building tablets are lowering, and therefore I think they could make a great business tablet for $300-$350 range. And I think since there has been a recent trend toward tablets in the work place, they could really excel in that area and even beat out the iPad! They would have to make sure that there was removable memory, Bluetooth, video out (at least with an adapter), the highest security & build quality... and maybe even work with business software companies to make apps for business software. (we remember Cisco's try at the business tablet, but I think they were just too early)
Microsoft thinks that they will corner this market, but I think that blackberry would be a good competitor... if they can right the ship and stop sinking.

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