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BlackBerry roadmap shows BlackBerry 10 tablet and possible phablet

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BlackBerry roadmap shows BlackBerry 10 tablet and possible phablet
A BlackBerry roadmap was tweeted by a Twitter account named @BB10Leaks and it shows some interesting images. Of course, the beginning of the roadmap shows the already launched BlackBerry Z10 and the soon to launch BlackBerry Q10. After those two devices, things get interesting. During the third quarter, it looks like a tablet could be launched based on the image of a landscape oriented device with a large screen called the B10L. The argument against a tablet starts with some comments made recently by BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins. While the executive admitted that  BlackBerry was working on some projects to see how a tablet might work using the new OS, he also said that the tablet business is cutthroat with one company doing it well enough to grab a majority of the business. Gee, wonder what company he was talking about.

With one company already controlling the market, Heins said that BlackBerry would have to add value to a tablet  before offering a new one. This certainly doesn't sound like someone who is ready to launch a tablet by Q3. So let's move on. Between the last quarter of 2013 and the first quarter of 2014, the roadmap shows the U10 which could be a phablet based on the size of the screen. This could be the device that the CEO said he was excited about that would launch during the holiday season. Lastly, in next year's fourth quarter, the roadmap shows the R10, which could be the mid-range handset that the executive has already spoken of.

The whole road map must be looked at with a skeptical eye. Last week, Heins said that all BlackBerry 10 models would have the same 4.2 inch screen so that developers could have consistency in writing apps for all BB10 devices across the board. This roadmap could easily be faked, and yes, it could also be true. CEO's have been known to "hide the truth" before to protect unannounced products. But before we start saying that there will be a BlackBerry 10 tablet or phablet, we need to hear it it from BlackBerry first.

source: @ BB10Leaks via Crackberry

This BlackBerry 10 roadmap shows a tablet and a phablet

This BlackBerry 10 roadmap shows a tablet and a phablet


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posted on 29 Mar 2013, 18:27 7

1. mercorp (Posts: 975; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


GREAT!

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 21:50 6

10. omar300 (Posts: 183; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


i wonder how late this will be

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 18:39 5

2. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1008; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


I can see the Z10 series owning the corporate world again, but like the CEO said.......it'll be hard to make a splash in the tablet and phablet market with Apple and Android currently dominating the market

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 19:01 7

3. ebubekir26 (Posts: 312; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Apple ? lol

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 19:09 7

4. AnTuTu (Posts: 937; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Apple? Hahahaha which world do you live mate?

Once there was an Apple hahahaha

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 19:21 5

5. eliasafram7 (Posts: 83; Member since: 18 Mar 2013)


hahahahahahah and then he said apple dominaiting the market

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 19:35 3

6. SkOne (Posts: 87; Member since: 02 May 2012)


im all for android but im not so naive to admit that apple leads in the tablet market.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 19:41 5

7. SkOne (Posts: 87; Member since: 02 May 2012)


im all for android but im not so naive that i cant admit that apple leads in the tablet market.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 22:30 2

11. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1008; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


i said BOTH android and Apple are dominating the tablet market. i dont like Apple, but i'll give credit where its due people lol. All I know is the it'll be hard for Blackberry to be a big player in the tablet market

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 20:14 1

8. imkyle (Posts: 1021; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


The tablet may be the Playbook updated to BB10.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 20:32 5

9. Taters (Posts: 3526; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


A BB10 tablet would be cool.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 23:05 1

12. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


I am waiting for UBUNTU Tab and Phone ...

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 00:58 1

13. lovenyc8 (Posts: 164; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)


garbage not intersted in anything BB

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 11:51 1

15. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Then why you're here?

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 21:03 1

17. apiskula (banned) (Posts: 578; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


Yep it is pure trash!

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 01:37

14. Trex95 (Posts: 571; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


Please BB NO MORE TFT screen on tablet.

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 21:02

16. apiskula (banned) (Posts: 578; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


The only road map blackberry has is for them to close the doors. They will not make a comeback with continued junk that they produce. The Z10 is still trash just like the others. Close the doors Thorsten your done!

posted on 31 Mar 2013, 20:13

18. Adi_Munakata (Posts: 1; Member since: 31 Mar 2013)


Please,Make Blackberry 10 Phablet if The Blackberry want to fight against the Apple and Samsung

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