Will RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook 2 boast an iPad-sized screen?

According to some inside sources in contact with BGR, Waterloo's Research In Motion plans to launch its next BlackBerry PlayBook by the end of this year.

But it may not be a second-gen model - rather, insiders suggest it will be a 10-inch tablet to give consumers more choice.

The PlayBook, which is arguably the best tablet next to Apple's iPad, has a 7-inch screen, while the iPad has a 10-inch screen. And while it isn't yet clear which size is truly the consumer preference, it certainly can't hurt to offer both options. 

Meanwhile, however, the BlackBerry Bold Touch looks to be delayed until at least August, and next-gen Torches and Curves - which some expected to announced at BlackBerry World 2011 - are apt not to be announced until October, during BlackBerry's development conference, despite public leaks of the devices in action last month.

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Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry solution in 1999. Since then, BlackBerry products and services have continued to change the way millions of people around the world stay connected. With the launch of BlackBerry 10, we have re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented BlackBerry. Not only... more

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Knowlton Thomas

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Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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