23 September 2010 | Category: Electronics
Research in Motion is expected to unveil what is expected to be its answer to the iPad early as next week.
The device which is rumoured to be called the BlackPad, will feature a seven-inch touch screen, bluetooth support, broadband connectivity and two built-in cameras. Unlike the iPad, however, mobile broadband will require an external Blackberry device.
It is also rumoured that rather than use the current Blackberry 6 operating system that runs on current Blackberry devices, the BlackPad is said to have an entirely new operating system built by QNX, which RIM acquired earlier this year.
The device is expected to be a competitive response to strong challenges from the iPad, iPhone and devices built around Google Android.
RIM has not yet responded to the rumours or speculation.