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RIM is believed to be unveiling a new tablet at a developers conference next week. This was rumoured to be the BlackPad but we believe RIM would give a better name for this BlackBerry Tablet. Some are even suggesting it could be called the SurfBook.
According to an article by WSJ, the tablet device is 7″ and it features either one or two cameras. Connectivity wise, it supports bluebooth and broadband connections but said to be exclusively possible through an existing BlackBerry smartphone device.
Another surprise is that it doesn’t run on BlackBerry 6 that was launched recently. Instead the tablet is to be running on a new platform built by QNX Software System which was recently acquired by RIM. So there you have it, now Apple, Android and Blackberry will be having their own tablets. We can’t wait to see the device next week.
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A few days back, it was reported that RIM had purchased the domain name Blackpad.com. This sparked rumours that a possible new Blackberry tablet/ipad-like device is in the works.
A blackberry tablet was rumoured couple of months ago which said to feature a 8.9″ screen and connects via Bluetooth and WiFi only. It is also said that the focus is towards multimedia, ebooks or basically a tablet for the home, considering it lacks 3G cellular connectivity. This is a totally different product from the usual Blackberry range of products.
Nothing is concrete at the moment but we are eager to see what Blackberry could do with a tablet format which is currently dominated by iPads and with Android making an entrance soon.
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