We hate seeing rumours of the next generation of a product before the current version has even launched in Britain. So we're mighty miffed to hear of a new 10-inch BlackBerry PlayBook when we don't even have a UK release date for the original 7-inch model.
This gives BlackBerry builders RIM plenty of time to manufacture a PlayBook with a larger screen, particularly as Boy Genius Report's sources suggest there won't be many other spec enhancements over the current model.
Though RIM may be playing catchup to Apple, with iPad 2. No, the irony of and delaying RIM's plans isn't lost on us.already coalescing, as things currently stand a larger PlayBook might be quite evenly matched to the
Performance wise, it largely depends on how the PlayBook's Cortex-A9 processor stands up against the iPad's A5. They're both dual-core 1GHz chips, though the PlayBook needs to contend with Flash, which the iPad sidesteps. This will also impact battery life. The iPad 2 touts 10 hours in ideal lab conditions, a figure the PlayBook may find hard to match.
The rest comes down to cost, user experience and apps. Neither platform lacks loyal fans, though Apple easily has the upper hand on software, with the.
Six months is a long time in the world of mobile devices. We can only hope future PlayBooks get decent feature upgrades so they're more competitive.