If you’ve lived under a rock for the past 12 hours, you must not have heard that RIM just lost its two co-CEOs in favour of a single new CEO, former COO Thorsten Heins. He now leads the Canadian company and is determined to turn around the mess created here… or maybe sell it out. Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal is claiming that the company is working hard on a future version of the PlayBook tablet.
This could be the rumored 10 inch Black Forest tablet people were talking about over the last weeks, or an entirely different product. A hardware update is certain here, plus the new PlayBook 2.0 OS that was demoed at CES 2012. WSJ also says that this new slate and the first BlackBerry 10 phone are the biggest projects at RIM right now. I expect this tablet to be a dual core affair, maybe even a quad core surprise, one with a decent camera, good quality chassis and enough storage to go around.
I have no idea if Quanta would be the market of the new 10 inch RIM tablet, but considering the quality of the PlayBook build, I’d hand them over the project, unless they’re too booked with the Amazon Kindle Fire. What do you think? Would a quad core 10 inch PlayBook tablet pull RIM out of the swamp they’ve been going into?