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New BlackBerry Bold / Curve: PlayBook OS The Future


A lot has been said about RIM’s new tablet device due out early next year, the BlackBerry PlayBook, which many see as a viable contender to the Apple iPad and the more recent Samsung Galaxy Tab. One of the many things that have impressed people is the new OS for the PlayBook and now it seems that the software will one day make its way to BlackBerry smartphones such as the Bold and Curve.

At one time BlackBerry phones were the forerunners in the market but now Android and iOS devices have surged in popularity. Making the PlayBook software available in new BlackBerry phones would seem a very smart move indeed. Gabriel Madway over on Reuters reports that Mike Lazaridis, RIM’s co-CEO said yesterday that BlackBerry smartphones of the future will run more complex processors. Lazaridis said, “When we have multi-core processors across the board, they’ll all be running the PlayBook platform.”

Analysts apparently anticipate sales of the PlayBook between 2 and 4 million next year and it will be interesting to see if it takes off as well as expected. Peter Kafka over on All Things Digital reported the live blog from Dive Into Mobile where Mike Lazaridis spoke to Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher and you can read more from the converstsation at the above link.

What are your thoughts on the software for the PlayBook coming to future BlackBerry smartphones? We’d be interested to hear your views so please feel free to send in your comments.

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