Now, it’s an iPad “fighter” from RIM

By Dow Jones Newswires
Posted July 30, 2010 at 5:24 p.m.

Research in Motion Ltd. plans to introduce a tablet computer in November to compete with Apple Inc. iPad, Bloomberg News reported Friday on its website, citing two people familiar with RIM’s plans.

The computer, to be called Blackpad, will include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless technology, allowing users to connect to the Internet through BlackBerry smartphones. It is to be priced in line with the iPad, which starts around $499, one person said.

In June, the Wall Street Journal reported that RIM had been experimenting with a tablet device that could be released by the end of the year.

A RIM spokeswoman declined comment.

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  1. chas July 30, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    blackpad – who were the creative wizards that thought of this original name? why not call it bPad, berry pad, padberry?

  2. John Birch July 31, 2010 at 10:03 a.m.


  3. santamoniker July 31, 2010 at 11:36 a.m.

    Now you can expect Apple to retaliate and offer the iphone on Verizon.