BlackBerry 10 roadmap hints at tablet and phablet

BlackBerry 10 roadmap hints at tablet and phabletIt’s incredible to think that BlackBerry (formerly RIM) has announced just two new handsets in the past Heins-knows-how-long, but the Canadians are still hangin’ on in there. For now.

A leaked roadmap effectively brings together a handful of BlackBerry 10 rumour threads, tying them together in a convenient (ahem) roadmap.

Said roadmap appears on a spanking new twitter account with no previous posts, so you’ll forgive us for taking this with a pinch of salt.

We have the all-touch BlackBerry Z10 appearing in Q1, and the QWERTY BlackBerry Q10 straddling Q1/Q2. That much we knew already.

There’s also a BlackBerry B10 tablet, which was kinda sorta ruled out last month, though we wouldn’t be surprised to see it pop up in Q3/Q4 as proposed by the BlackBerry 10 roadmap.

Next up there’s the BlackBerry U10, which appears to be an all-touch phablet-style device, dwarfing the Z10 and Q10. It’s tipped for Q4 2013/Q1 2014.

Finally, there’s the BlackBerry R10 in Q2 2014 (still at least a year to go then), which appears to be the same size as the BlackBerry U10, ‘cept with a QWERTY keyboard below the display. A QWERTY phablet? Interesting.

However, we might be reading too much into the size of the devices (the R10 in particular could be the rumoured mid-range Curve-style effort), and the roadmap itself might be utter mince. Who knows?

Well, Thorsten Heins for one. He recently teased: “There's one new product I'm really excited about, but I can't really share it. It takes BlackBerry 10 to another level in terms of the user experience." Bring it on, big man.

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mightyforest  Mar. 30, 2013 at 18:28

surely they were best just drawing hangman

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