BlackBerry PlayBook 2 evidence, possibly mistaken identify

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It is now three years since the BlackBerry PlayBook was released and while sales of this tablet were not all that impressive, those who own one have been very satisfied, and so you can understand why they are unhappy that there will no longer be any BlackBerry tablet support. However, they have been holding on to a slim hope that a PlayBook successor will rise from the ashes, and a new HTML5test benchmark test has given them new hope.

BlackBerry has already held discussions about the potential for a new tablet, and while nothing has happened as yet, there is a strong possibility now that they have a new CEO. It is for this reason why a recent HTML5test seems to have gotten BlackBerry users excited, as they believe it to be benchmark results for a future tablet, possibly the BlackBerry PlayBook 2, but is this really evidence?

In the test, which you can see here, we can see that this so-called BlackBerry device has a score of 493 out of 555 points, where it also showed that the screen resolution of the device was 800×480 and was running OS 10.3.0.1337.

BlackBerry PlayBook 2 evidence

And so, it would seem that the source, believes that this might not be the PlayBook successor, but rather a new BlackBerry phone instead. While we have no way of knowing if it is a test for a new tablet or smartphone, we seem to be leaning more towards the latter. This is because BlackBerry is in a bad place at the moment and surely they will not risk a repeat of the PlayBook?

Having said that, with BlackBerry wanting to get in on the low-end market, maybe they could be developing a low-end tablet, which would make sense considering the poor resolution results of the device above.

Do you think BlackBerry is working on a new tablet, or is this test the result of a new smartphone instead?

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BlackBerry PlayBook 2 evidence, possibly mistaken identify

  • Dustin Harding

    I fixed your first line for you…. I cant give my old playbook away; I paid $600 for a device that can’t use instagram, Netflix, chrome, or a whole host of other basic apps. After many false promises, the blackberry playbook owners were left holding a tablet that barely surfed the internet, and played already downloaded movies. The playbook is the sole reason I moved to android, and my entire immediate family switched to other OSes at my suggestion.

    “It is now three years since the BlackBerry PlayBook was released and while sales of this tablet were not all that impressive, those who own one have not at all been satisfied, and so you can understand why they are unhappy that there never existed any BlackBerry tablet apps nor support. “

    • Greggore

      Load of BS. – You can get Instagram and many apps on the Playbook. I have Netflix side loaded (which is a simple 3 step installation) on there righit now. The tablets were around $200 and good luck selling anything that is 2 years old today anyway.

      The Browser still beats the pants off of the iPad or Android tablets. Your comment is just a load of Apple or Android crap.

      The Playbook is still an excellent tablet, and now you can install Android apps on it via side loading. BlackBerry will come out with a new tablet and it will be great.

      The nay sayers are just that…nay sayers.

      • Josh Reebel

        As an owner of the PlayBook for. Over 3 years now, if you have Native Netflix on it I’d like to know how as I believe it is impossible.

  • xBURK

    I believe a tablet just makes sense for a company devoted to enterprise. It go’s hand in hand with Governments, Hospitals , Law Enforcement etc….