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Research in Motion’s newly-installed CEO announced during the company’s annual conference that they are planning to come up with an LTE version of the BlackBerry PlayBook later this year.

The Canadian Reviewer reported that the new tablet will be equipped with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and a near-field communication (NFC) chip. It will also feature HTML 5 and Adobe Flash support. The report did not state whether the PlayBook 2 will run in RIM’s new operating system BB10, which the company hopes would pull them back from the red.

RIM is now looking for developers who would help out in building the RIM app market. It entices developers with a $10,000 incentive in their first year on the app store or RIM will cut a check for the balance.

Developers are not easy to please, however, as they need to be convince that the PlayBook will have a significant reach as iOS or Android. Also, RIM needs to decide whether to cater the next PlayBook to the enterprise customers (BlackBerry’s bread-and-butter market) or to the larger consumer market.

The first edition of the PlayBook debuted in May 2011 with lukewarm reviews and slow sales. RIM released an updated version in February, adding in features users complained it lacked like a native e-mail client and more ways for the tablet to interact with BlackBerry phones.

Source: Washingtion Post

 
 

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