The BlackBerry PlayBook may be hitting the shops by February next year. The news comes from network provider, Telecommunication Services of Trinidad and Tobago (also known as TSTT) who are claiming they will be carrying the 7 inch RIM tablet in three months time.
The company has over 60,000 BlackBerry users so there could be an element of truth in this rumour, which adds to the string of speculation that has surrounded the PlayBook’s release ever since it was announced in September. RIM only told us that the tablet would be launching in 2011, although concerns were raised about how successful the PlayBook would be after the company’s press release stated that it would be rolled out to the international market after the USA in Q2 next year. If the BlackBerry PlayBook’s release has been brought forward, it could go into direct competition with the iPad 2 which is also thought to be coming in Q1 2011.
The tab has got some strong specs including a 1GHz dual-core Cortex A9 processor which RIM claim would make it the “fastest tablet ever.” It also has a 3 megapixel front facing camera for video calling plus a rear 5 megapixel snapper, a 7 inch 1024 x 600 capacitive multi-touch display and will be available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models.
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