(New information on Research in Motion's 4G PlayBook tablet and the Netflix button updated in today's Hot Trends article.)NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- "4G tablet" is a trending search topic Thursday after Research in Motion ( RIMM) announced plans to work with Sprint Nextel ( S) to launch a 4G version of its PlayBook tablet device in the summer of 2011. RIM's PlayBook, a 7-inch touch screen tablet, is expected to be one of the biggest rivals to Apple's ( AAPL) iPad.
The company made the announcement at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
"Netflix button" is also a popular search topic after the company announced on Tuesday that it is partnering with most television makers to add a "Netflix" button to remote controls this spring. The button will give TV watchers instant access to Netflix ( NFLX) streaming content on Internet-connected televisions.
Netflix plan to add the button to remote controls that operate certain new Blu-ray disc players from a number of companies such as Best Buy's ( BBY) in-house Dynex brand, Memorex, Panasonic ( PC), Sony ( SNE) and Toshiba.
"Electric cars" is another hot search topic following the release of 2010 auto sales data.