RIM’s iPad Competitor to be Called Blackpad!

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Rumors about Research In Motion's iPad competitor started swirling a couple of days ago when RIM registered Blackpad.com, but now Bloomberg has received additional information from two sources said to be close to the project.

The Blackpad is expected to launch in November with specifications and prices very similar to those of the iPad, although it is thought that RIM's device will allow tethering to your BlackBerry for a 3G connection.

Several big questions remain. Most importantly whether RIM has managed to hone their touchscreen chops after the not so impressive Storm, and whether the promised new OS will be an improvement over the current one. Then there's Apples giant app store to compete with.

We'll bring you any updates as we hear about them.

Bloomberg.com, via Apple Insider

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