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RIM to release tablet to rival iPad

BlackBerry device could debut next week at conference


According to the Wall Street Journal, RIM may be unveiling a new tablet computer and a new operating system at a developers’ conference in San Francisco next week. The tablet is set to take Apple’s iPad head on. Its name is rumoured to be BlackPad and the device will have a seven-inch touch screen, a camera, and bluetooth and broadband connections (though only through another BlackBerry smartphone). Instead of the recently revamped BlackBerry 6 platform, the BlackPad will use a completely new operating system. RIM has declined to comment on the rumours.

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RIM to release tablet to rival iPad

  1. If they could lighten it up and give it a battery with longer life, I am all for it. Ipad is heavy for a one hand operation, it's weight will cause neck, shoulder, back, arms, hands, wrists problems among frequent users. Hopefully RIM will be more ergonomically smart in its design.