RIM’s PlayBook tablet saw poor sales since the very first day it was launched, and probably that’s why the company gave up its plans to introduce WiMax and LTE versions of it.
But a new build of PlayBook OS, namely PlayBook 2.0, is scheduled to arrive in February – and we will likely see a new tablet, too. In fact, N4BB has already discovered some hints that suggest a new RIM tablet is coming.
The PlayBook OS 2.0 developer beta contains notification icons for 4G LTE. Moreover, there’s evidence that RIM’s playing around with 1280 x 768 screen resolution.
Sure enough, this doesn’t mean we’ll definitely see a new Playbook tablet with LTE and a 1280 x 768 screen. Since the upcoming BlackBerry OS 10 (initially known as BBX) will merge PlayBook OS with the current BB OS, maybe that 1280 x 768 resolution is going to be used only for RIM’s new high-end smartphones, which reportedly have “amazing displays”. We’ll see.