Specifications for the follow-up to the BlackBerry PlayBook have leaked online, as Research In Motion (RIM) expands its business-flavoured tablets range.
According to n4bb.com, the imaginatively titled PlayBook 2 will be a larger bit of kit all-round and will upgrade the original tablet’s seven-inch, 600 x 1024 pixels display to a ten-inch number, most likely with higher resolution. To make way for the larger screen, the frame that surrounds it will be slimmed down.
The PlayBook 2 will also reportedly be available in black and white colour variants and pack a SIM card slot so it can be used on the interwebs without having to tether it to a smartphone. However, you’ll have to use it on 4G or Wi-Fi networks – apparently 3G won’t be supported.
RIM has also purportedly addressed the major sticking point with its first slate by removing the need to connect to BlackBerry Bridge with a BlackBerry phone in order to grab email and access BB Messenger or your address book.
There’s currently no word on whether the PlayBook 2 will ever make it to the UK. However, the fact that super fast 4G networks aren’t due to go live here for some time, suggests that if we do get it won’t be half as attractive as the US model.
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