Vietnamese tech forum Tinhte is showing off what could be RIM's new 10-inch PlayBook. But while the hardware looks like it might almost be ready for launch — if it's real — don't expect to get your hands on one any time soon.
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Ouch. Things just go from bad to worse for the Blackberry vendor, as it's revealed that it's sitting on a stockpile of unsold Playbooks and Blackberry smartphones worth a billion bucks.
Now that RIM has shown a preview of BlackBerry 10, more rumours are surfacing about the updated OS. The latest, from CrackBerry, claims that the platform will have a new screen sharing feature, which means you could show someone what's on your phone's display during a video call or while you're messaging.
The Blackberry Playbook has some excellent hardware, but to date it's been hampered by a lack of really good apps. The same could be said for Sony's PlayStation phone initiatives; so far it's been a lot of promise with little delivery. A PlayStation emulator for Playbook might just bridge the gap between the two.
RIM is killing the option to sideload apps in a future build of the PlayBook OS in an attempt to curb piracy. This means that they'll have to be added directly through BlackBerry App World, similar to Apple's modus operandi with the App Store.
To go along with the release of the PlayBook 2.0 update, RIM also included new remote functionality in the BlackBerry Bridge app, so that BB phones can control the PlayBook But as people are finding out, it can control much, much more than just a single tablet.