BlackBerry roadmap shows BlackBerry 10 tablet and possible phablet

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


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18 Comments

1. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

GREAT!

10. omar300

Posts: 210; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

i wonder how late this will be

2. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 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

3. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Apple ? lol

4. AnTuTu

Posts: 1613; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Apple? Hahahaha which world do you live mate? Once there was an Apple hahahaha

5. eliasafram7

Posts: 83; Member since: Mar 18, 2013

hahahahahahah and then he said apple dominaiting the market

6. SkOne

Posts: 105; Member since: May 02, 2012

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

7. SkOne

Posts: 105; Member since: May 02, 2012

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

11. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 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

8. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

The tablet may be the Playbook updated to BB10.

9. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

A BB10 tablet would be cool.

12. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

I am waiting for UBUNTU Tab and Phone ...

13. lovenyc8

Posts: 164; Member since: Mar 13, 2013

garbage not intersted in anything BB

15. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Then why you're here?

17. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Yep it is pure trash!

14. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Please BB NO MORE TFT screen on tablet.

16. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 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!

18. Adi_Munakata

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 31, 2013

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

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