Between hits and misses, Thorsten Heins, CEO BlackBerry, could announce couple for more BB10 devices. The makers behind acclaimed BBM messenger service is ready to launch a newer version of PlayBook, and a Phablet device this year, based on latest mobile operating system BB10.
The road map of BlackBerry has been leaked on the internet via @BB10Leaks.The struggling smartphone maker has earlier launched BlackBerry Z10, a touch screen phone powered by BB10.
So far the response is above average, as the maker managed to sell 1 million units of the BB Z10 last quarter. Recently, Mr. Heins in an interview to CNET shared his excitement about the next big thing from BlackBerry. There are two big devices coming out this fall, as per BlackBerry. The flagship device is said to take BlackBerry 10 to another level in terms of experience.
"There's one new product I'm really excited about, but I can't really share it," as told to CNET by Thorsten Heins, CEO BlackBerry.
Alex Kinsella, an executive at BlackBerry, told KYMI that the company will definitely announce a BB10 update for existing PlayBook. That could also means that a sequel to PlayBook is also brewing in the R&D labs of BlackBerry.
Going by the alleged shot of the road map, it confirms that BlackBerry will indeed have plans to announce an updated version of PlayBook in Q3 2013. Another interesting piece of news is the coming of a Phablet, which could hit markets sometime in Q4 2013. For QWERTY Key-pad fans, another version or a sequel of BlackBerry Q10 is waiting to be announced in Q2 2014.
The coming of a Phablet like device from BlackBerry would surely bring joy, as many of its competitors have already announced a large screen device in the recent months. From May 14-16, 2013, BlackBerry will organize BlackBerry Live, an annual event for industry people, and app developers. The alleged leak of road map is a coincidence or it is mischief of someone.
Nothing can be said at this point of time. But one thing is clear from Mr. Heins interview given to CNET - expect two interesting devices from BlackBerry. Stay tuned to GizBot.