BlackBerry CEO wants to merge several computing platforms into one

BlackBerry's attempt to enter the tablet space with the BlackBerry Playbook in 2011 may not have been all that successful. Now it looks like the company wants to enter the tablet market again, but in the way you may be thinking.

Imagine the BlackBerry Playbook but as a dock for a BB10 phone

In a new interview with ABC News, BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins says the company wants to be the one that figures out how to consolidate the smartphone, tablet, notebook and even desktop platforms, with one smartphone powering it all. He states:

We are talking about a mobile-computing experience that makes sure that for you as a user, you only have to carry one computing device ... Then you get peripherals around it that make your life much more easy than it is today carrying a tablet, carrying a smartphone, carrying a laptop, going to your office and having a desktop.

The obvious way to accomplish what Heins is talking about is a kind of dock for a smartphone that could power a tablet or a notebook design. When asked if this was what he had in mind, Heins somewhat dodged the question, saying that the company is "working on a few of those" and that some of those concepts could be revealed at the annual BlackBerry World conference in May.

Source: ABC News | Image via BlackBerry

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We should all drop the hate, embrace variety and just see this for what it is: a CEO trying to market his company and products. I for one hope that iOS, Android, BB10 and WP all continue to thrive. It's great to have some competition and choice.

QNX? LOL. QNX is supposed to run my digital toaster,not my computer. No thanks. No wonder blackberry has gown down the ******.

"Now it looks like the company wants to enter the tablet market again, but in the way you may be thinking."

So...what's the NEWs part?

BB10 is the new part. Current wifi Playbook operates in QNX, but not the BB10 environment. BB10 is a whole new way of computer system operation and frankly outclasses IOS, MS Windows mobile and Android.

The new machines BB is providing the Z10 and the Q10 are just the introduction of the BB10 QNX implementation, and they can go even to even or above anything else out there.
The news is, that BB 10 is a whole new world that has bypassed the likes of Apple and the rest into a new exciting environment.

You really need to check BB10 out.

Playbook uses ONX 2.1. BB10 is based on the QNX operating system. Additionally, the playbook will get the BB10 update some time this year and that has been repeatedly stated. (Just a point of interest reply )

Wow, "MS Windows mobile"? "You really need to check BB10 out", and you need to check out WP8, besides JB 4.2 and 8 core Exynos GS4!

Uhm. I'm no problem-solving-expert but... won't you have to still carry around all the dockable peripherals to plug your phone into? That would kill multitasking. BB is a joke. Looking for headlines later this year "BB burning down faster than Hindenburg".

Satsuki said,
Uhm. I'm no problem-solving-expert but... won't you have to still carry around all the dockable peripherals to plug your phone into? That would kill multitasking. BB is a joke. Looking for headlines later this year "BB burning down faster than Hindenburg".

You're thinking like an internet commenter. Think like you have an imagination, instead.

The point to (fairly common these days) vision of everything revolving around your smartphone isn't that you'd carry a tablet, laptop, keyboard, mouse, and monitor around with you everywhere. The point is that those things can be where you need them, and your phone is on you always. Then, you just dock your phone and all of your data is accessible.

It's a 'local' alternative (or supplement) to the concept of everything being in the cloud. Instead of your data and apps in a cloud somewhere else, they're in your own personal cloud, contained in your smartphone.

So BB is inventing the Asus Padaphone, the Motorola Atrix dock plus HDMI out, Skydrive or GoogleDocs, and calling it innovation?

You realize if a company dominating one market tried to use that dominance to take over other markets, there'd be a few legal actions taken. I'm sure you realize that. You were just being tongue-in-cheek. You don't seriously believe what you wrote.

Nah I do believe what I have written. You just refused to accept that BB CEO is out of touch.

Joshie said,
You realize if a company dominating one market tried to use that dominance to take over other markets, there'd be a few legal actions taken. I'm sure you realize that. You were just being tongue-in-cheek. You don't seriously believe what you wrote.

MDboyz said,
Nah I do believe what I have written. You just refused to accept that BB CEO is out of touch.


Ah. Got it. You don't remember what you wrote anymore.

I guess it really hurts your BB ego. It's a fact. Deal with it.

Joshie said,

Ah. Got it. You don't remember what you wrote anymore.

MDboyz said,
I guess it really hurts your BB ego. It's a fact. Deal with it.


Man, what are you going to do when I tell you I've never owned a single Blackberry product? It's like, your whole world will come crashing down around you, since you're taking a firm stance rooted in this ignorant assumption of yours.

You must have a lot of emotional ups and downs, if this is how you go through life.

Lolz ... Look at your first reply to me. I'm sure you are the one with unstable emotions. The fact is that BB is going down. Even with recent release of Z10 in US, not much people want it.

Joshie said,

Man, what are you going to do when I tell you I've never owned a single Blackberry product? It's like, your whole world will come crashing down around you, since you're taking a firm stance rooted in this ignorant assumption of yours.

You must have a lot of emotional ups and downs, if this is how you go through life.

Guess he has not been paying much attention to what other have been doing the past year or so.. Talk about being delusional..