There’s been a rumor at some point that we’ll see a new BlackBerry PlayBook launched with BB 10 OS on board and that rumor was quickly dismissed by BlackBerry. Now the rumor is back but this time it has been confirmed by senior BlackBerry officials for an UAE website.


They said that an all new BlackBerry PlayBook model with BB 10 OS on board will launch in UAE by the end of the second quarter. While speaking to Emirates 24/7 during the BlackBerry User’s Forum in Dubai, Mike Al Mefleh, the director of product management at BlackBerry claimed that the PlayBook is part of the core focus of the company. He also said that the company will launch 6 new devices in 2013 and the PlayBook will get a new unit.

The already existing tablet will get a BB 10 update and speculations say that the new model may be a 10 incher, unlike the first one that was a 7 incher. There will also be an all new NoteSmartly app for the PlayBook, that will be released just in time for the debut of the new PlayBook, claimed the official. No idea what the specs will include, but I’m sure that modern technologies like wireless charging, NFC, LTE and maybe a Full HD screen will be there.