MOBILE PHONE OUTFIT Research in Motion (RIM) said its Playbook tablet software will find its way into Blackberry smartphones.
While Google is putting its Android smartphone OS software into tablets, RIM is heading in the opposite direction with its tablet software. The company thinks its tablet software will be useful in future iterations of Blackberry smartphones.
RIM reckons it sees potential in loading future mobiles with Playbook software, mainly because it won't be long before the world will be running much more capable smartphones based on multi-core architecture processors.
Reuters reported that RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis made this prediction at the D: Dive Into Mobile conference.
"By focusing on the tablet market, we see an opportunity to free where the smartphone can go," said Lazaridis.
"When we have multi-core processors across the board, they'll all be running the Playbook platform," he added.
When asked for more informatiom about what RIM foresees in this transition for Blackberry smartphones, Lazaridis declined to say more.
However, Lazaridis took the opportunity to take a jab at Apple by reminding the gathered crowd that, unlike the Ipad, RIM's tablet supports Flash.
"We're all using Flash ... why wouldn't we expect our tablets to run Flash?" he said. µ
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