Next-gen BlackBerry tablet coming in Q3, 2013? Nope

Update: It looks like this was just an early April Fool’s prank… although that doesn’t mean we won’t see a new BlackBerry tablet at some point.

It’s been to years since the BlackBerry PlayBook hit the market, and the tablet space has changed a lot since the introduction of that 7 inch tablet. Hundreds of Android tablets hit the streets. Apple introduced the iPad mini. And the average price of a tablet has fallen… especially for models with 7 or 8 inch screens.

Now it looks like BlackBerry may be getting ready to take another swipe at the tablet space.

BB10 Roadmap

According to a leaked 2013 roadmap from @BB10Leaks, the company plans to launch a product called the BlackBerry 10L in the 3rd  or 4th quarter of 2013.

While it’s a bit tough to say from the picture whether we’re looking at a phone or tablet, the fact that it’s shown in landscape orientation and doesn’t appear to have a keyboard suggests that it could be a follow-up to the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.

We still don’t know how much the new tablet will cost, what size screen it will have, or any other details such as the processor, storage, screen resolution, or other specs. What we do know is that if BlackBerry releases a new tablet, it will almost certainly run the recently launched BlackBerry 10 operating system, just like the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 smartphones.

via Mobile Geeks