Have you ever encountered the rumours about a 10-inch big Playbook. Guess what? Recently, a 10-inch Blackberry Playbook variant popped up in Vietnam. The Canadian smartphone and tablet maker Research in Motion was recently in news about a possible launch of a bigger version of Playbook, its flagship Tablet device, sometime this year. The leaked 10-inch model of Playbook was spotted by a forum named Tinthe. The leaked version bears a SIM card slot that is expected to be used with an LTE modem. This is what critics were able to gauge from outside and no one knows what’s going on inside this black tablet. So, the exact specifications and processor information about it is not available till now. But from outside, its more like an enlarged version of the old Playbook with black bezel, matte-finish black casing,a front facing camera, a second camera on the backside, narrow cut-outs on the sides for speakers and pong pins for docking station. The recently leaked roadmap suggests that the possible launch date for the larger ‘Blackforest’ Playbook is shifted in the later half of 2013. The same roadmap also reveals the launch of a 7-inch 4G Playbook in the last quarter of 2012. These leaks comes as a contradiction for the news about RIM cancelling the plans for launching a 10-inch tablet.
The already existing 7-inch Blackberry Playbook runs on the new BlackBerry Tablet OS, based on QNX Neutrino, and runs apps developed using Adobe AIR. A later announcement from Research in Motion confirmed the merging of its smartphone OS and tablet OS as Blackberry 10 and the new 10-inch Playbook variant most probably will run on this new Blackberry 10 OS. These new variants might prove to be the elixir for the smartphone manufacture which is already grappling with its ebbing market share. Meanwhile, RIM minced no words on the leak issue.