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RIM Readies Its Answer to iPad

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    by Phred Dvorak, Ting-I Tsa
    Wednesday, September 22, 2010

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    BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd. (NasdaqGS: RIMM - News) could unveil its new tablet computer—as well as the operating system that will power it—as early as next week at a developers' conference in San Francisco, said people familiar with RIM's plans.

    The tablet, which some inside RIM are calling the BlackPad, is scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of this year, these people said. It will feature a seven-inch touch screen and one or two built-in cameras, they said.

    It will have Bluetooth and broadband connections but will only be able to connect to cellular networks through a BlackBerry smartphone, these people said. Since the tablet won't be sold with a cellular service, it's not clear which carriers or retailers will sell the device.

    Read more: http://finance.yahoo.com/family-home/article/110783/rim-readies-its-answer-to-ipad
     
  2. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    I think the problem with all of the non-iPad tablets is that there's so damn many of them. I can't keep up. It'll be hard for one of them to distinguish themselves as a real competitor.

    Perhaps what could end up happening is that you don't have any one single real competitor, but have a common OS developed on multiple hardware, like Android does with cell phones.
     
  3. 63echo

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    Blackpad? Really? And I thought iPad was a terrible name.

    I'm looking forward to this and the Slate. I just can't get excited about an oversized iPod Touch.
     
  4. Yeagermeister

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  5. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    Meh, not really interested in a RIM tablet.

    Definitely interested in the Galaxy Tab though:
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    I got a chance to play with an iPad, my mom got one, and it was fun. I could definitely see it being my around the house Netbook replacement. It was a cool little toy.
     
  6. WoodysGirl

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