Hot news from the tech press – Blackberry may be returning to the tablet world. Their last product, the Blackberry Playbook, was released way back in 2011, and it was the company’s only tablet product released. It carried several features – like 4G and Blackberry OS – in a compact design that was interesting but did not catch the public’s eye.
After the success of the DTEK series and the launch of the KEYOne, news has popped up that Blackberry may be coming out with a new tablet soon. This is apparently part of the second phase of the brand licensing, as the DTEK and KEYOne is made by TCL.
As quoted by Crackberry, John Chen, CEO of Blackberry said, “We are now expanding to the next phase of our licensing program. This will focus on a broader set of end points. What this MIGHT mean and I make no promise, is that you may soon see a BlackBerry tablet and it will also extend into co-branded handsets and IoT and EoT devices. These end points will run on our software and security features and be co-branded ‘Secured by BlackBerry’.”
By riding on the new branding ‘Secured by Blackberry’, it seems that the company can concentrate on their software endeavour while still maintaining some presence in the hardware market. Do you think this is a viable step to take? Share your comments with us on our Facebook page.
Sourced from Crackberry