BlackBerry Might Release Android Tablet This Year; To Carry ‘Secured by BlackBerry’ Branding

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BlackBerry releasing Android tablet this year

In a few days, the new BlackBerry KeyOne will be officially released. This marks BlackBerry’s return to the mobile market by committing to licensing deals with third-party device makers. Now, fans of the brand will be happy to learn that the company will be embarking to its next phase of licensing. And this time, BlackBerry might be releasing a tablet based on the same branding of its other mobile devices.

According to a recent press release by the company, CEO John Chen has announced his company is planning on entering the second phase of its licensing deals with third-party device makers. In the said announcement, Chen said that the company could be releasing a BlackBerry-branded tablet very soon.

Unlike the previous tablet from BlackBerry, the PlayBook, the company will not be involved in the hardware design. Instead, only the software aspect of the brand will be licensed by the company. Also, the tablet will have the same security features present on a number of phones made by the company. The rumored tablet will also carry that branding “Secured by BlackBerry.”

BlackBerry releasing Android tablet this year

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At the moment, nothing much is known about the said tablet from the company. Nevertheless, one can only speculate that it will not be a premium device. Instead of featuring the latest Snapdragon 835 chip, there is a strong chance that it will have a Snapdragon 821.

The main reason for this is BlackBerry is currently slashing its efforts on designing high-end devices. Instead, the company is targeting mid-range users, as shown by the KeyOne.

Apart from the specs, the official release date of the tablet is still unknown. Chen did not specify any target date for the said device. However, it did mention that its third-party partner is very excited to get started with the tablet. For more tech updates, be sure to check us out at TheBitbag.

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