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    Default Why no rumours of new Playbook?

    With all the hullabaloo about BB10 recently there is nary a peep about any incoming innovations regarding an updated tablet from BB. Does it mean they are abandoning the form factor?
    Has anyone heard of anything else coming from BB with tablets?
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    Default RE: Why no rumours of new Playbook?

    We were having a discussion about this on another thread, I am sure we will see a new tablet in the future but my own feeling is that the playbook name will die - too tarnished.
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    Not sure, since current PlayBooks are going to be updated to OS10, is there a need for RIM to release another one? Maybe so, but I reckon that will depend on the success on BB10..
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    My guess is that they're doing a major redesign. With RIM's recent troubles in execution, they need every possible attention focused on BB10.
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    They do have the patent for some sneaky hiding keyboard...I just don't think the next tablet is out of R&D and design phase.
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    RIM shouldn't even be thinking about a new tablet right now.

    Everything should be focused on BB10 phones. And if they gain the traction they need to turn the company around (big if), then it MAY be something they look into at least a year down the road - if at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by berklon View Post
    RIM shouldn't even be thinking about a new tablet right now.

    Everything should be focused on BB10 phones. And if they gain the traction they need to turn the company around (big if), then it MAY be something they look into at least a year down the road - if at all.
    Their software team is focused on BB10...but their hardware team has to be looking into the future.

    Completely different aspects of the company.
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    With RIM, I think their internal motto should be "ONE THING AT A TIME." Or two, in the case of L and N series devices.

    I love my PlayBook and the thought of a new tablet from RIM, but I don't think they should take any attention or focus away from the launch of the new phones.
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    Default Why no rumours of new Playbook?

    They still have to launch a 4g PlayBook in the states. Maybe they are waiting for  10 to launch it? Idk but every time I check the website it says coming soon to the U.S

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    Quote Originally Posted by cgk View Post
    We were having a discussion about this on another thread, I am sure we will see a new tablet in the future but my own feeling is that the playbook name will die - too tarnished.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BB-Bmore View Post
    They still have to launch a 4g PlayBook in the states. Maybe they are waiting for  10 to launch it? Idk but every time I check the website it says coming soon to the U.S

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    In order to do that they need a partner on the cell side. Both AT&T and Verizon have mostly stopped subsidizing tablets meaning they have to believe they can sell the 4g PlayBook at full price. I would think that would be a daunting task at this time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AVPTI View Post
    Their software team is focused on BB10...but their hardware team has to be looking into the future.

    Completely different aspects of the company.
    the whole company has to be looking to the future, no one ever got a head in life by just dealign with what comes at you, you have to be proactive and anticipate upcoming moves in the technology industry, upcoming trends
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    Default RE: Why no rumours of new Playbook?

    If peek and flow is the metaphor they are going for with the new GUI - what about blackberry flow?

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly_FR View Post
    Yep : http://forums.crackberry.com/general...launch-755529/
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    +1 for focus.

    I love my PlayBook, but cmon ... it's revenue isn't materially impacting, but its costs were!

    Right now, they need to focus on what bring in the big bucks - phones and service revenue.

    If they can find a way to make money on a tablet, let them ... after the phones are out.
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    The hardware is fine on the PlayBook. Even the QNX based software isn't bad...but if they put OS10 on the current PB, that would make a lot of people happy for the time being.

    I don't see a new PB until late next year at the earliest. They're probably shifting all of their focus on the mobile handset division right now (as they should be).
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    Quote Originally Posted by cgk View Post
    If peek and flow is the metaphor they are going for with the new GUI - what about blackberry flow?


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    As the name of a tablet? They already use Blackberry flow to describe stuff :x
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    Even though it wouldn't be "smart" for RIM to release a new PB, I sure as would love a white 7 in updated pb with bb10!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BB-Bmore View Post
    They still have to launch a 4g PlayBook in the states. Maybe they are waiting for  10 to launch it? Idk but every time I check the website it says coming soon to the U.S

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    Quote Originally Posted by jagrlover View Post
    They've tried, believe me. The carriers wanted nothing to do with it.
    They told you this? The carriers did too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RubberChicken76 View Post
    They told you this? The carriers did too?

    It's not really important who told me. What other logical reason can you come up with?
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    7" tablet during BB7 days, 10" for BB10!
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    Quote Originally Posted by berklon View Post
    RIM shouldn't even be thinking about a new tablet right now.

    Everything should be focused on BB10 phones. And if they gain the traction they need to turn the company around (big if), then it MAY be something they look into at least a year down the road - if at all.
    I'd have to agree. The specifications of the playbook are still somewhat comparable, so it'll be like almost new when BB10 is launched.

    Then they can focus on the 9" and 12" versions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jagrlover View Post
    It's not really important who told me. What other logical reason can you come up with?
    I'm not the one passing my theory as though it's a 'fact'.
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    They need to get BB10 and the new device done right. Launched properly, gain momentum.... THEN, MAYBE... they can but focus back on tablets. Right now, the smart thing to do would be to release BB10 for the Playbook and nurture that for the time being (after January 30th).

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