Research in Motion (RIM), maker of BlackBerry, is going to launch an iPad competitor in November, the BlackPad, which have almost the same dimensions as the iPad.
The RIM tablet offers WiFi and Bluetooth and gives an option to tap the interwebs through the company’s BlackBerry. Some report sources also say that the tablet will be priced “in line” with the iPad, which sells for $499 and up, and one analyst – citing sources at suppliers in Asia – says that it will offer both front and rear cameras for videoconferencing. However, it will not offer cellular network access the way the iPad does according to Bloomberg‘s sources,
RIM is hosting a press event in New York next week, to unveil a new BlackBerry 9800 slider phone, which will offer an iPhone-like touch screen as well as a pull-out physical keyboard.