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RIM to reveal iPad competitor next week

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 22 Sep 2010 17:24 User comments (8)

RIM to reveal iPad competitor next week According to the WSJ, RIM is set to unveil their iPad competitor next week, during a developer's conference in California.
Nicknamed the "BlackPad," the tablet should be released during the Q4.

The tablet will have a 7-inch screen, two built-in cameras, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and 3G access when connected to a BlackBerry smartphone.

Perhaps more notably is the notion that RIM is tossing out its BlackBerry OS in favor of a completely new and unknown OS built by QNX Software, the software company purchased by RIM earlier this year.

QNX has created operating systems since the 1980s.

Eventually, RIM is expected to transition all their BlackBerry devices to the new QNX OS.

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8 user comments

122.9.2010 17:40

OHHHOOOHOHOHO. I can't wait I can't wait.


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222.9.2010 17:53

Will be pretty cool to see how this tursns out. Pretty cool name too, the "blackpad".



322.9.2010 17:55

I will be highly interested in this as well. I have the tour now, and love it for work. Just wonder how it would tether up. My only concern is the new OS. I think Rim's OS is good now.

422.9.2010 23:24

The mobile phone and tablet market are too flooded with mobile operating systems.

iOS, Android, BB OS, symbian, webOS, WinMo, WP7, and this new one on the Blackpad.

I doubt this Blackpad will catch on in a sea of 'x'pads. it's a niche item.



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523.9.2010 3:36

Considering their best phones, it will probably be bigger than an iPad with a smaller screen than a droid, and it will probably have a 600MHZ or lower CPU with about 2GB of onboard storage.

623.9.2010 10:48

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Considering their best phones, it will probably be bigger than an iPad with a smaller screen than a droid, and it will probably have a 600MHZ or lower CPU with about 2GB of onboard storage.
Man you're just negative but we'll hear all next week

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723.9.2010 10:53

WHO CARES!!! RIM sucks azz in support(You have to pay for their own FU%$%KUPS) and products. Our company is moving to Android and getting rid of this lousy product. Go BANKRUPT already.

823.9.2010 14:58

Interesting now we want Blackberry MP3 player.

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