REFILE-BlackBerry eyes future beyond its new line of smartphones

Tue Feb 5, 2013 2:45pm EST
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(Fixes dateline on story)

* CEO sees BlackBerry as a leader in mobile computing

* CEO says new BB10 software opens a range of options

* BlackBerry committed to tablets; new device in the works

* Shares rise on reports of strong Z10 sales in UK, Canada

By Euan Rocha

TORONTO, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Barely a week after the launch of an all-new, make-or-break smartphone, BlackBerry is already looking at a future in which it is a leader in "mobile computing," Chief Executive Thorsten Heins says.

He says BlackBerry's aim is to reclaim its spot as an innovator in world where smartphones will have the processing power to replace tablets and laptops.

The company, which changed its name from Research In Motion when it launched the BlackBerry 10 smartphone last week, pioneered on-the-go email before losing ground to nimbler competitors. It's now out to explore new territory.   Continued...