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BlackBerry chief promises dual core ‘super phones’

BlackBerry chief promises dual core ‘super phones’

Research In Motion (RIM) head-honcho Mike Lazaridis has confirmed the company’s plans to build handsets powered by dual core processors in the near future.

In an interview with PC Mag, Lazaridis revealed that all future BlackBerry smartphones would ship with the company’s newly acquired QNX operating system on board, which is set to make its debut on the BlackBerry Playbook tablet this year.

However, what will excite BlackBerry fans the most is the mention of a so-called “super phone” or “super smartphones”, which will be powered by the next-generation multi-core processors. Although we are unlikely to see any sign of these for at least another year, as according to Lazaridis, the current range of dual core processors don’t quite offer the “battery life, size, weight, thickness and cost [effectiveness]” to make it a worthwhile addition to the BlackBerry line-up just yet.

But it’s not all about hardware, though. Lazaridis also emphasised that RIM has a long-term plan to develop the BlackBerry ecosystem as a whole in a concerted drive to make the BlackBerry experience connected between several form factors.

QNX is at the heart of this plan, something we think could help shed RIM its rep for being a bit archaic. The Canadian giant is clearly banking on the success of the Playbook to become the first step towards accomplishing that goal and it will have to make more than an impression when it launches globally, with the iPad handily outselling every iClone out there.

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