Speculations over a Blackberry Tablet PC have been doing the rounds for quite some time now. These speculations have got an extra bit of spice with recent statements from Rodman & Renshaw analyst Ashok Kumar. In a recent note to investors, Kumar has predicted that the Blackberry Tablet shall be a 7-inches touchscreen display device that wil come with two cameras on the front and rear side to assist in video conferencing.
Kumar also makes a few other interesting notes about the Blackberry Tablet. According to him, the tablet PC shall be equipped with a 1GHz Marvell processor that will also run 1080p HD video playback and 3D graphics.
Of course, these notes have been picked up using information offered by third party sources including OEM suppliers and hence this has to be taken with a grain of salt. Nevertheless, these rumors are interesting and we will have to wait and see what the RIM tablet actually looks like.
Research In Motion could miss the date. 2010 was supposed to be the year of the tablets, according to the New York Times. According to BBLeaks, the Waterloo based company could be launching on by early 2011. The device, codenamed ‘BlackPad‘ and ‘Cobalt‘ is expected to be thinner than the iPad and will include full Blackberry OS compatibility and functionality. These concur with rumors from earlier this month about a RIM tablet in the making.
Where did these rumors erupt? According to the website, RIM is learnt to have procured 8.9″ display screens from Hon Hai (better known as Foxconn). Considering that this is close to a year away from launch, there is not much of speculation over the technical specifications. But no problems with guessing. Write down if you have one.
Is Research in Motion, the company behind Blackberry next in line to launch a tablet device? Folks at Crackberry seem to have received unconfirmed reports that suggest that the Waterloo based maker of smartphones has been sourcing a good number of 8.9 inch display tablet screens from Hon Hai a.k.a Foxconn who is one of the prominent suppliers to a majority of consumer electronics manufacturers including Apple.
According to these reports, RIM is working on a Q3 or Q4 launch will come with a 3.5G modem and Wi-Fi capabilities. As expected, the device will also allow users to sync their tablet with their Blackberry.
There is no word on the authenticity of this news. But keep close eye on the subject. Everyone and his mom is building their tablet PC.