RIM plans two Playbooks later this year
RIM’s PlayBook tablets had to face low sales and for which it is also being rumored to drop the 10inch model and another revamped 7inch model. They also have to face reviews as they did not have native email and calendar application within the device.
However, according to N4BB, the cellular connectivity of the PlayBooks of 2012 will be the key factor. As earlier it offered only Wi-Fi connectivity now they have reportedly made room for 4G LTE with the 10 inch model and the 7inch model will be a 3G tablet which will arrive by April this year.
They are also planning to release the PlayBook OS 2.0 by next month which will also be made available for their early devices as an update. The native email, contacts and calendar are also to be included with this new version of the OS.
The last model of their PlayBook tablet sold for low prices was not a move RIM planned but the low sales of the device left them with no other choice. With the tablets like iPad, Kindle Fire and Galaxy tab, the PlayBook had to suffer in the market.
Although the hardware of the tablet was up-to-date, the applications were seriously weak, for giving a competition to the market dominators. Another mistake they made was targeting the device to the business personal without any native PIM feature. May be because of this reason they had to suffer with low sales.
So now with this new PlayBook and a new OS it seems that they are back in the business to earn some consumers from the market. With this new device they might be able to get their early reputation back.