Back in December, Ciol listed the BlackBerry PlayBook 2 as one of the top 10 tablets for Christmas 2013 complete with features and retail price. Unfortunately, the second-generation PlayBook 2 was never released around Christmas time frame. Now, even the tech media had admitted that BlackBerry won't ever think of producing the next-generation tablet in near future.
Following the decline of BlackBerry's handset business, the company seems upbeat about its future under the leadership of new CEO. But not only enterprise market, BlackBerry is aiming to make a comeback of sorts into high-end handset and tablet market.
According to a new report by Pocket-Lint, BlackBerry may think of getting into tablet business with the launch of PlayBook 2 tablet device.
In an interview given to Pocket-Link, Francois Mahieu, BlackBerry's vice-president of global product management revealed that the struggling handset manufacturer is eyeing a comeback in the tablet business ,but no plans to launch it immediately.
"When we launched PlayBook, beyond the fact that everybody knows that PlayBook was no a huge success, everybody loved it," Mahieu told Pocket-Lint."I wouldn't be surprised if we have a meeting one day and I show you a tablet. We have equity in that space, but we're not ready. We need more time."
The senior executive over at BlackBerry wasn't able to provide any concrete details around the PlayBook 2, but he accepted that the next-gen tablet is on the cards. That being said, the original PlayBook was nothing less than a disaster, and wasn't received well in the tech media and neither with corporate users.
At this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC), BlackBerry has been actively sharing its future lineup with media fraternity. The company is expected to announce a high-end handset, which may feature a 64-bit processor in September 2014.
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