The new range of BlackBerry smartphones appear to be popular and we heard earlier about the new BlackBerry 9 and now it would appear that there may be a new BlackBerry Android tablet in the works.
The current BlackBerry smartphones are built under license with a number of companies which include HMD, TCL and more and now BlackBerry has announced that it is expanding its licensing strategy.
The first phase of BlackBerry’s strategy, announced in September 2016, was focused on providing the most secure and comprehensive Android software for smartphones around the world manufactured and marketed by TCL Communication, PT BB Merah Putih and Optiemus Infracom Ltd. The company is now pursuing additional endpoints which could include tablets, wearables, medical devices, appliances, point-of-sale terminals and other smartphones.
“There is an incredible opportunity for connected devices to improve lives, but to realize its full potential, privacy and security must be embedded in every end point from the start. For example, companies providing medical monitoring devices must protect health data on the device, guarantee it connects securely to the healthcare system, and most importantly ensure that it cannot be hacked, BlackBerry Secure helps solve this triple threat,” said John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO, BlackBerry. “We have taken a long-term and thoughtful approach to our licensing strategy, which includes an expansive view of the entire Enterprise of Things ecosystem. As part of this strategy, we will work with a wide range of manufacturers to integrate BlackBerry Secure software into both BlackBerry-branded and co-branded devices.”
So it looks like we may see a new BlackBerry Android tablet some time soon, as the smartphones have been popular, a new tablet could also be popular.