RIM's BlackPad Tablet

By CIOinsight  |  Posted 09-24-2010
Research In Motion expects to build 2.5 million BlackPad tablets for the fourth quarter, said a financial analyst. The Wall Street Journal reported on Sept. 22 that RIM will unveil the BlackPad at its 2010 BlackBerry Developer Conference, which runs Sept. 27 - Sept. 30, 2010, in San Francisco.

The 7-inch-screen BlackPad, reportedly will feature a new platform built by QNX Software Systems. RIM, which acquired QNX from Harman in April, expects to launch this device in 4Q 2010 to compete with Apple's iPad and tablets based on Google's Android operating system. Android OS tablets include the Samsung Galaxy Tab and Archos line. Apple shipped 3.27 million iPads in 3Q.

For more, see the eWeek article RIM Building 2.5M BlackPad Tablets for Q4.