Blackberry may be coming with a new Android powered tablet - John Chen, CEO

Tech giant Blackberry has announced they will be releasing an Android powered BlackBerry tablet soon. This was made known be John Chen, CEO, BlackBerry while speaking during the release of the company's fiscal fourth quarter earnings report.

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Blackberry shocked market expert after the company posed a profit surpassing market expectations. The company which used to produce smartphone device but now provides the end-to-end security and software for smartphones build by its partners, announced it will be moving to the next stage of its licensing strategy. According to the company's CEO, 
"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."
John Chen noted that one of BlackBerry's partners is very interested in building an Android powered slate, and as a result "you may soon see a BlackBerry tablet,"
"One of our partners are (sic) very excited to build a tablet based on Android, and so they wanted us to give them the portfolio rights to do that. I'm interested to do that because I'm going to get royalties for every tablet they ship. I will just leave it at that, and it's not even that, we have to curate it, we have to do a lot of things on with it, so it's not a 100% committed thing but it's gonna come from our partners and BlackBerry will only receive royalty but it's using our software and we do the QA and portfolio management, so I hope that clarifies that point."

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