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BlackBerry Brunt Of April Fools' Tablets Hoax

Remember the PlayBook, BlackBerry's ill-fated bid to establish itself in the tablet market? That didn't work out so good, but this week it looked like the beleaguered mobile device vendor was getting ready to give tablets another go.

A purportedly leaked BlackBerry road map slide surfaced on the @BB10Leaks account on Twitter, showing a full-size BlackBerry 10-based tablet scheduled for a third-quarter release. It also showed smaller tablet models or "phablets."

Not long after, @BB10Leaks tweeted "Happy April Fools," capping one of the most effective tech industry hoaxes in recent memory.