The second iteration of the Blackberry Playbook is due out before the summertime and it is jam packed with some great new features. RIM intends on launching this tablet soon after the final build of the new OS2 OS that seeks to revitalize the companies tablet ambitions.
The Playbook 2 will feature a dual-core 1.5 GHZ processor along with 1 GB of RAM. It will visually look much akin to the Playbook 1 in terms of form and function. Of course it will maintain the HDMI out that has proven popular with customers in a home and business setting. The big news with this tablet is it will have a 4G high speed data connection and finally the ability to use a SIM card with it. This means no more having to pair it with your existing phone to get a hook up to the internet. In addition if you are a fan of Google Wallet and NFC, you are in for a treat. The company has confirmed they are going to use Near-Field-Communication to interact with other devices and pay for things in supported stores.
RIM realized with the first version of the Playbook it was hard for their business traveling class customers to utilize the tablet properly. It involved using Blackberry Bridge to have access to the internet in zones that do not have wireless internet access. I think its a positive step forward to issue a new version of the Playbook with expanded under the hood hardware.
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