BlackBerry CEO on Tablets: “It’s not in the works, but it’s on my mind,”

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During an interview with CNET at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, BlackBerry CEO John Chen once again talked about a BlackBerry PlayBook reboot.


Chen said he was looking at other equipment manufacturers to see what tablets they’re working on, and talking to people internally. He wants to make sure that a BlackBerry tablet would stand out with an innovative design or new technology.

“I want it to be different. I want it to be iconic,” Chen said. “Bringing a tablet out for a tablet’s sake, it’s not the right thing to do.”

Chen didn’t appear to be fazed by the unhappy history of BlackBerry’s original tablet.

“We could always call it a PlayBook 2,” he quipped.

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