If you are a gadget freak you might already know that RIM is working on a tablet to compete with Apple iPad. Wall Street Journal published a story on Blackpad suggesting that RIM may launch the device as early as next week at the company’s developer conference.
According to the WSJ story the Blackpad won’t come with the BlackBerry OS, but it uses a new OS from QNX, RIM acquired QNX earlier. Citing people familiar with RIM’s strategy journal writes that the new OS will also make its way in to BlackBerry phones.
The supposed Blackpad is a 7 inch touch screen tablet with one or two built-in cameras. It will have bluetooth and broadband connections but will only be able to connect to networks through BlackBerry smartphone.
Next week is the RIM developer conference, Blackpad will be launched at the event, and the availability of Blackpad is in November.