Research In Motion (RIM) is all ready to unveil its part of tablet as soon as next week. A lot of rumors on the design, apps, feature have been already discussed for months but RIM never admitted on developing such type of a device. Today, The Wall Street Journal reported that the Canadian smartphone company is ready to unveil the tablet which would become a sure challenge for Apple’s iPad. The iPad-like tablet would be unveiled at the BlackBerry DEVCON 2010 to be held in San Francisco, starting this Monday. Get ready Apple, here comes RIM…
According to the source, while the device would be unveiled at the ready, it would not be ready for shipping to customers until the fourth quarter of this year.
As RIM has neither admitted or denied on building up a tablet, certain tech experts predict that the upcoming gadget would be named the ‘BlackPad’, which was further confirmed when RIM bought the domain blackpad.com.
Furthermore, the source revealed that the tablet would represent a 7-inch touchscreen with multi-touch features and supports at least one camera. Seems like we need to scrap all old rumors which mostly predicted on the BlackPad possessing a 9.7 inch display.
It has also been reported that the tablet will not have its own cellular service but would be a companion device to a BlackBerry Smartphone. This means that the tablet would have the Wi-Fi feature and would connect through a BlackBerry device for a 3G connection.
The BlackBerry BlackPad would not be powered by RIM’s new BlackBerry 6 mobile OS, instead it would run the new OS from QNX Software, the company which RIM acquired earlier this year. It has also been told that all BlackBerry devices would make a switch to QNX software.
Furthermore, the RIM tablet is told to be manufactured by Quanta Computer Inc.