It looks like Research In Motion (RIM) plans to launch a BlackBerry PlayBook successor, though there are little to no details on the upcoming slate’s specs sheet.
Even though we don’t have any rumors yet on PlayBook’s successor, the next-generation tablet launched by RIM would definitely be powered by BlackBerry 10 operating system.
While there hasn’t been any confirmation yet, analysts claim RIM is not yet ready to quit tablet market, which is why the Canadian company is said to be working to release an improved BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.
This might be one of the reasons all BlackBerry PlayBook
models have been pulled from most online stores in the Unites States and Canada.
There are only a few stores that are still selling the 32GB model, otherwise it’s either “out of stock” or simply not listed at all.
Walmart, RadioShack, Staples, Best Buy and Office Depot do not offer the BlackBerry PlayBook anymore. The reason might be the fact that RIM has run out of units, even though the company wasn’t able to deplete its stocks in months.
The folks over at TechHive
have reached out to RIM for any comments on this, but the Canadian company has yet to respond to this request.
Although RIM refreshed its PlayBook lineup with the launch of the 4G LTE version, the company is still way behind its competitors.
In the same piece of news, the Canadian handset maker recently released the latest version of BlackBery PlayBook OS
, which adds lots of new features and improvements. This is RIM’s attempt to bring its PlayBook tablet close to the competition when it comes to features and services.
For the time being, we can only wait for more details on RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook possible successor to emerge, so stay tuned for more updates on the matter.