Research In Motion (RIM) has confirmed that a dual core BlackBerry smartphone is in the works to parallel its dual core PlayBook tablet.
RIM’s focus is currently on the PlayBook, while bringing dual core technology to a new breed of superfast smartphones is more of a long term goal.
RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis has put battery life, weight, cost of production and size up as reasons for a delay in dual core handset production.
Intel is currently pushing its new range of small Atom processors onto tablets, netbooks and other portable devices for 2011’s consumer electronics spread, as competition in the small and fast ultra-portables market expands.
BlackBerry’s additions to the market, from its handsets to the PlayBook, run on their own QNX operating system rather than Windows or Android like many of its competitors. RIM acquired QNX mid-last year, announcing their QNX-based PlayBook only a few months later.