According to The Wall Street Journal RIM will be unveiling their answer to the iPad within the next few weeks. While many of us were hoping that this would be the big news at DevCon next week, and this report seems to give that rumor a little more footing.
Of course I’m sure that many of you are aware of the rumors that have been swirling around the “BlackPad” or “SurfBook” (or whatever names you have heard), but there hasn’t been any confirmation or leaked specs from RIM. It appears that WSJ is claiming that the QNX OS is almost 100% true, with RIM planning on switching all devices to a QNX OS within the near future.
WSJ is also reporting that the tablet will only connect via WiFi or by tethering with a Blackberry. This is good and bad news, the nice thing is that you will not have to add it to a contract and pay more for your monthly bill. The bad news is that you will have to buy it outright, but if we are lucky RIM will give it a reasonable price point.
It is also rumored that Quanta will be doing the manufacturing and there will be some kind of Marvel engine under the hood. There was however no confirmation on what the name of the tablet will be. There is no doubt in my mind that “BlackPad” is not an option, and I am kinda unsure of “SurfBook”, but whatever the name is I am very excited to see what RIM has thought up for this device.
What are you expecting with RIM’s attempt at a Tablet?? Do you really think we will see it at DevCon?? Please drop a comment or head over to the Nerdberry Forums and get the discussion going!
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