BlackBerry’s original PlayBook wasn’t as huge of a success as the company and its fans expected, but there’s a slim possibility, according to BlackBerry CEO John Chen, that they may be taking another crack at the tablet game sometime in the future.
In an interview with CNET today, John Chen gives hope to those waiting for a second BlackBerry to be released.
“It’s not in the works, but it’s on my mind,” Chen told CNET at Mobile World Congress this week. While BlackBerry doesn’t have immediate plans to launch a tablet, it’s interesting that Chen didn’t dismiss the notion of it when asked.
If BlackBerry does get back into the [...]
If you’ve been a long time Evernote user and you’re still rocking a legacy BlackBerry device you’ll want to start preparing your exodus.
Evernote has announced that on, “February 7th, we’ll be retiring Evernote Hello, Evernote Peek, Evernote for BlackBerry 7, and Evernote for BlackBerry PlayBook.”
Evernote will be pulling the app from BlackBerry World for download and they won’t be making any further updates to them. It also means that the apps or features within the apps, including sync with Evernote, will no longer work.
If you use a BlackBerry 7 or PlayBook devices, you’ll be able to find all of your Evernote notes by logging in [...]
Here’s a neat concept PlayBook 2 Design that popped up in our forums. It shows a next generation tablet UI and design (reminds me of a super-sized Z30). This is a great look at a potential BlackBerry could have if they brought an enterprise perfected tablet for business and corporate uses. Apple iPads may have the apps, but a secure tablet running a newer tweaked version of the BB10 OS could have some positive results.
This tablet concept brings all the goodies a concept design should. App switching and the app grid are integrated to make use of the large display. As well the tablet is decked out with all kinds of goodies like BlackBerry Natural sound, 4 microphones, [...]
The BlackBerry PlayBook was a double-edged sword. In one hand the PlayBook helped BlackBerry pave the way to BlackBerry 10, meanwhile it definitely felt like a half-baked product. Nevertheless, it was a crucial stepping stone leading up to BlackBerry 10, despite its unfortunate demise.
But, BlackBerry tablet faithful will be glad to know the company is considering a PlayBook 2. Of course, what company wouldn’t in this day and age even despite failure. Though, don’t expect it to be anytime soon, says BlackBerry’s vice-president of global product management, Francois Mahieu.
“Would BlackBerry consider one day re-entering the tablet market? Yes. [...]