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BlackBerry will update ‘all existing PlayBooks’ to BB10

Posted: , by Victor H.

BlackBerry will update ‘all existing PlayBooks’ to BB10
BlackBerry’s chief executive Thorsten Heins has just confirmed that ‘all existing PlayBooks’ will get updated to BlackBerry 10. The 7-inch PlayBook tablet was released in a few versions varying by capacity and connectivity, if you’re wondering what he’s referring to.

When asked about future BlackBerry tablets, Heins was pretty vague, saying that the company is trying to figure out a way to sell a tablet with services since just selling hardware isn’t really bringing sufficient profits.

“We are looking for specific value added services on top of the tablet,” Heins said.

The answer came at a Q&A sessions after the BlackBerry 10 launch where the CEO also said the full QWERTY BlackBerry Q10 should come in April and confirmed the Z10 comes with a user-removable battery.

When asked about the company’s goals, Heins forwarded the question to marketing head Frank Boulben who said BlackBerry wants to quickly become the third biggest name in smartphones.

source: BlackBerry

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posted on 30 Jan 2013, 11:21 5

1. simplyj (Posts: 406; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)

Now that's support

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 11:21

2. Titanicology (Posts: 3; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)


posted on 30 Jan 2013, 11:27 5

3. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)

Those old playbooks just got more valuable

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 11:48 3

4. soldiernation (Posts: 34; Member since: 09 Sep 2012)

I still wish I could've been able to get one. Better than Samsung's support.

posted on 31 Jan 2013, 05:49

5. stychill (unregistered)

I'm waiting on my playbook to be delivered, hopefully the OS update isn't too far behind its arrival

posted on 31 Jan 2013, 11:54

6. StreetNerd (Posts: 836; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)

yea im thinking of buying a playbook also 64GB for 170 euros haha

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 09:22

7. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

I'm curious to know about existing BB phones. That might be more interesting.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 19:42

8. jece49 (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Feb 2013)

I too have a playbook and like it way better than my wife's ipad. was looking forward to the 10 update months ago, so in anticipation of it, I sold my 16gig and got a 64 incase it took more room. Thanks BlackBerry, I want one of your phones also. I'm on sprint and want the z10........what's with sprint about not getting it. Also wondering if tethering is going to still be included.

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 19:29

9. marchels14 (unregistered)

Im gonna smash it against the wall if its not getting the update. And rim make more apps there is nothing in to the bw store.

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