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BlackBerry 10 Tablets incoming

Under: BlackBerry, Tablet PC
Date: January 26th, 2013

Over the last few months we have heard a great deal about the upcoming BlackBerry 10 operating system and the smartphones that will be running on the software, but until now there hasn’t been much said about any tablets that will be coming to the platform. Now though following a RIM press release we can tell you that BlackBerry 10 tablets are incoming to the new platform.

We have heard a lot about the upcoming Z10 smartphone with a possible release touted as February 28th, as the new platform is tipped to spell a new beginning for the company and in turn improve its fortunes for the better. Now RIM has said they will release an ad during the upcoming Super Bowl on February 3rd just a few days after the January 30th launch event.

The press release states the ad will showcase the company’s “new mobile computing platform that will power the next generation of smartphones and tablets”. RIM has yet to announce BlackBerry 10 running on tablets, but the new platform does have some similarities to the OS found on the BlackBerry PlayBook.

It is not currently known if RIM will reveal a new tablet during the ad or at the launch event, but this does seem to be conformation that a new BlackBerry tablet that will run on the new platform is on its way.

Some of the new features that the software will use include a software keyboard that has an auto complete feature, and will also have an all new camera application. The amount of applications the company will have available on offer is growing all the time with thousands of apps submitted to the platforms app store.

Hopefully at the launch event in a few days time the company will unveil any new tablets it has for the platform, along with those all important release dates and pricing. Will you be considering a BlackBerry 10 device this year?

BlackBerry 10 tablets incoming

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  • http://twitter.com/jwyoungy Jamie Young

    RIM said months ago that current playbook will be upgraded to bb 10. Seriously, do a Google search before you write an article. There may be a new tablet and if so it was a great kept secret but the old ones are definitely getting an upgrade. That means you can get a 32 gb bb 10 device for $150 and that’s a great deal.

    • dannyR

      RIM’s word-order is ambiguous. It could mean “power the next generation of phones”, and “power (old) tablets”.

  • dannyR

    RIM’s old tablets were built with BB10 in mind, so what RIM is saying, in its usual hyperbolic, ad copy way, is there will be a new BB10/tablet platform sector and they’re calling that marriage a ‘next generation’. Notice also the ambiguity (deliberate?) forced by putting ‘smartphones’ first in the form ‘adjective+noun1 +noun2′.

    The fact is that the market for tablets is saturating and even Apple is getting disappointing results. People don’t want to carry around a phone and a laptop and a tablet. Something has to go. Samsung may have hit the sweet-spot with Note 2 that has real solid writing recognition which makes it a passably productive phablet, if a little phat for a phone.

    RIM has no possibility of interesting its old base in new tablets, and not many people outside the RIM base are going to swarm to a RIM tablet if they can get an android or Apple machine that they know will do exactly what they want and will almost certainly run the app they want, even if they want a tablet at all.

    • dannyR

      “…Notice also the ambiguity (deliberate?) forced by putting ‘smartphones’ first in the form ‘adjective+of+noun1 +noun2′”

  • http://www.facebook.com/kevin.langille.75 Kevin Langille

    There was a reference on an old leaked roadmap that showed a 10 inch tablet called The Blackforest…that might be what they are referring to.

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