BlackBerry may be looking to join the phablet market. By this I don’t mean they’ll launch the Z30 in other markets, but unveil a brand new device with, presumingly, even bigger screen. By today’s standards, the Z30’s 5-inch screen doesn’t cut it for a phablet.
Speaking with the Jakarta Post, BlackBerry CEO John Chen noted that this [phablet] market is still growing and presents an opportunity for the Canadian company. At the same time, he said that BlackBerry won’t be launching a tablet anytime soon.
“If we will do another thing, we will probably go to phablet. I think if you look at our strategy and if you look at where the market goes, there is definitely a good market for something between a phone and tablet,” Chen said. “I think the phablet could be early, the tablet is already late. That is not a bad thing, because you can bring new technology. But, if I have the opportunity I will go to phablet.”
Unfortunately though, he failed to mention any details like when can we expect to see such device. We did learn about BlackBerry’s plans to move 1 million Z3 units in Indonesia.
We’re unsure what to think of BlackBerry’s phablet. Guess we would have to see (and try) it first before reaching to any conclusions…