BlackBerry rules out new BB10 tablet for 2013, but PlayBook update still coming

BlackBerry rules out new BB10 tablet for 2013, but PlayBook update still comingBlackBerry PlayBook owners are still in the dark on when the promised BlackBerry 10 update will be hitting their tablets, but another new BB tablet rumour has today been squashed even faster than it appeared.

A company executive quoted this morning as saying an all-new BlackBerry 10 tablet was “definitely coming” before the end of 2013 now says he was completely misquoted and the information simply isn't true.

Know Your Mobile India published a piece this morning claiming BlackBerry's head of developer relations in Asia Pacific Sarim Aziz had confirmed that the “BB10 tablet is definitely coming later this year”.

However, the same Aziz has since told Engadget he was misquoted by the piece and that BlackBerry has no immediate plans for a new tablet.

Perhaps his initial comments were referring to the BlackBerry 10 update for the existing BlackBerry PlayBook, which is very much on the cards – though BB hasn't specified exactly when.

Probably wise not to expect it until the dust from the BlackBerry Z10 launch has fully settled, which would fit the description of “later this year”.

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