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Those of you who had purchased BlackBerry PlayBook last year at dirt cheap price will be thrilled with this report. What? Are we getting a new app store? Seems BlackBerry Android tablet, it's ridiculous. Okay. The buzz is that the Canadian company is prepping to update current PlayBook with all new BB 10 OS. It is also said that BlackBerry could launch another version rather new variant of PlayBook. In a report published in Know Your Mobile India which states that the BlackBerry 10 tablet is coming later this year. What could this mean? Is BlackBerry getting aggressive with its BB10 OS? Looks like, the cash stripped smartphone maker, is making every effort to catch on with its arch rivals. Let's dig into the story for more BlackBerry action.
BlackBerry 10 - PlayBook 2 coming soon
If you are new to BlackBerry era then make sure you read this story. Last week, BlackBerry India, announced its mega hyped BB Z10 handset in India. The phone is targeted towards enterprise section, so pricing would be no big issue. At Rs.43, 490, the device is loaded with BB 10 mobile OS plus you get a bigger screen along with removable battery. The sticker on the device says "BlackBerry" - so itself means great e-mail client and better BBMing from now on. Okay.
This was about BlackBerry Z10. It is rather an interesting topic not only for consumers but also for the smartphone maker. Everyone knows that the first generation of PlayBook didn't sell well. It was not a practical device; more of a half backed effort to take on iconic iPad. However, it was because of the PlayBook, one can see BB 10 OS live. So, sales wise it was a bummer, but for R&D purpose: a kind of study to understand consumers. For many of you are not even aware that the BlackBerry PlayBook went on sale in the year 2011; still selling despite tagged as ‘Flop' product.
The first gen had far better specs and features when compared to the Samsung Tab 2 310 for that matter. Here are the highlighted specs of the Playbook: a 7-inch WSVGA display with 1024 x 600 pixels, 1GB of RAM, a 5-mega pixels rear camera and 3-mega pixel front facing camera , HDMI support, 1GHz Dual Core processor, Wi-Fi, 4G LTE( not available in India), 16GB/32GB/64GB of internal storage, and weighs just 425grams. The biggest negative point of the device was its buggy OS. Another bummer was the missing syncing ability (e-mail as well as Calendar apps) with existing BlackBerry phones. The Playbook for that matter comes with an ability to open Microsoft Office app. That's amazing.