The company is expected to talk about its future product plans that includes three or four new BlackBerry 10 handsets at BlackBerry Live Conference that is scheduled in May at Orlando, Thorsten Heins, CEO of BlackBerry has said.
Recently, in an interview with CNET, Heins confirmed that the company would launch a mid-tire smartphone, which will be at a slightly lower price than BlackBerry Z10, and another "exciting" smartphone by the end of the year.
In a separate statement with ABC News, CEO Heins said the BlackBerry 10 platform is not just for smartphones. The company is working to figure out the ways to make the phone work with tablets and other computing devices.
"To me, this is not just the next smartphone. This has the power of a laptop. This is not just a smartphone anymore," said Heins. "This is your personal computing power. Think about what you can do with that. How many personal computing devices do you carry? Why not unify this to one device that executes all your computing needs?"
It is no doubt that the new BlackBerry 10 operating system is built to race with rival platforms such as Apple's iOS, Google's Android and Microsoft's Windows Phone. The redesigned BlackBerry operating system symbolizes the modern-day smartphone with unique multitasking functionality, fast web browser and wide collection of apps.
ABC News asked whether BlackBerry was working on a laptop or tablet that could dock a phone "We are working on a few of those, so allow me to not comment on those in depths. But we will talk about a few of those concepts at BlackBerry World," Heins responded.
Heins claims that BlackBerry wants to understand how people can securely combine all their computers. Instead of depending on an application that synchronizes computing devices like tablet, laptop or desktop, he believes that only the phone can power it all.
"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," he added. "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."
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