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10-Inch BlackBerry Tablet Comes to Light After Shelving

By July 30, 2012March 6th, 2023Technology News

Research in Motion, the makers of the BlackBerry and associated products, shelved the launch of the 10-inch PlayBook several months ago in a public report. However, pictures and specs have been leaked through several sources over the last week, all indicating that the 10-inch PlayBook does indeed exist.

The 10-inch PlayBook seems to have the same specs as its 7-inch cousin, but the poster of the images indicated that the new tablet is capable of 4G networking. The poster also released pictures of the new, redesigned 7-inch 4G PlayBook. When the user was asked where the images came from, he simply said that he “got them from someone else,” and that this someone else was “a reliable source for leaked technology information”.

The launch of the 10-inch PlayBook has been the topic of much discussion since the beginning of the year. N4BB, a RIM enthusiast site, released a report indicating that RIM had shelved the idea so they could focus more directly on a BlackBerry phone that outshined its competition. RIM neither confirmed nor denied the news posted on N4BB, and have not made a public decision about their plans in the tablet market.

Still, RIM has made it perfectly clear that their main focus at this moment is getting BlackBerry 10 devices out into the public, even though the scheduled release of the new platform and phone isn’t until January or February of next year.

Some critics believe that these pictures were taken before the project was put aside and that the PlayBook 10-inch may never see the light of day.

Photo Credit: RIM

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Jason J. Manteiga, Vice President of Olmec Systems, has been part of the company for over the past 20 years. He believes that having a great work environment and supportive team, is the ultimate key to success. Since being in the IT realm for over 25 years, Jason, along with Olmec Systems, has been on the Inc. 5000 “List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies” and Channel Futures MSP 501 “Top Managed Service Providers in North America,” along with other awards and nominations. Jason earned his Bachelor Degree in Information Systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also holds certifications in Microsoft MCSE, VMWare VCP, and Cisco CCNA. In his spare time, Jason is a contributor for The Center for Social & Legal Research (Privacy Exchange) and a member of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. His hobbies include cycling and kayaking. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife, two daughters and son.