Many BlackBerry fans and PlayBook owners were hoping to hear more about BlackBerry 10 coming to PlayBooks during the launch event. After there was no mention of anything to do with the tablet, some were worried that BlackBerry might have decided to scrap them altogether. No need to worry about that anymore as Thorsten has confirmed in an interview today with CNBC that all existing PlayBook tablets will receive BlackBerry 10 software updates.
We will continue to be in the tablet market. Making money with a tablet is difficult. We will provide BlackBerry 10 software updates for all of the PlayBooks that are out there. So, the wifi and the 4G versions, they will all be upgraded to BlackBerry 10.
I was hoping the interviewers would ask more about adapting BlackBerry 10 to the PlayBook and if he could tell us when it might be available. I am hoping it happens before the BlackBerry Live conference in May, but we shall see.
Check out the full interview below. They didn’t pull any punches and I think Thorsten handled things very well.
Thanks for the tip Don!