Lots of rumors surrounded the BlackBerry Tablet aka “BlackPad” lately. A few days ago we found out RIM bought BlackPad.com offering a bit of confirmation in terms of what the new tablet might be named. A few other rumors claimed a tablet would be hitting Verizon by the end of the year and it will have dual cameras for video conferencing among other specifications. Some sources have told Bloomberg that the BlackPad might be launching in November:
Research In Motion Ltd., maker of the BlackBerry smartphone, plans to introduce a tablet computer in November to compete with Apple Inc’s iPad, according to two people familiar with the company’s plans.
RIM plans to call the tablet Blackpad, according to one of the people familiar with the company’s plans. RIM, based in Waterloo, Ontario, acquired the Internet rights to blackpad.com this month, according to the Whois database of domain names.
In the tablet market, RIM will have to demonstrate how its device can stand out against products including the iPad, which has attracted buyers because of its close integration with Apple’s iTunes service and the many software applications created by independent developers. RIM’s tablet will be closely integrated with the BlackBerry smartphone to allow people to use RIM’s e-mail system and other features, the person said.
I wonder if RIM will make any comments about the tablet at next Tuesday’s BlackBerry event in NYC.
via Bloomberg | Image via IntoMobile
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