Analyst Peter Misek recently estimated that we'll see two to three new BlackBerry 10 devices this year, including a mid-range device (likely the R-series), a similarly-priced all-touch device, and a 5-inch device more like the Z10 around the tail end of 2013.
The last time we heard about a 5-inch BlackBerry, it turned out to be an April Fool's joke, but we're feeling pretty confident that this rumor will pan out.
Misek also chimed in on the whole Z10 return rates kerfuffle, and refuted the claims that the first BlackBerry 10 devices have been sent back at abnormally high rates. Misek isn't alone in shooting down the bogus report from Detwiler Fenton; Ed Snyder from Charter Equity Research also said that accurate data on return rates is really hard to come by.
In any case, we'd love to see a wide range of sizes in BlackBerry 10 devices, including tablets.
Would you guys buy a 5-inch BB10 device, or would a BlackBerry 10 update to the PlayBook be good enough for you at that size? Could such a BlackBerry go head to head with other phablets, like the Galaxy Note II?