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(Rumor) Would you buy a BlackBerry tablet?

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Berita Gadget - The evidence is a bit weak at this point. All they know is that a few sources are claiming Research in Motion placed orders for 8.9 inch displays from a Taiwanese component maker. There’s a rumor going around that the company behind the BlackBerry smartphone might be getting in to the tablet game.

Or it could mean that BlackBerry is doing some research in to possible product categories and that this will lead to absolutely nothing at all. As with any rumor, it’s also possible that no orders were placed at all. It wasn’t that long ago that RIM’s CEO suggested the company wasn’t interested in netbooks or other larger-than-smartphone devices. So take this with a grain of salt and all that… but it does lead to the query: is somebody looking for a BlackBerry tablet?

That could mean that BlackBerry is working on a tablet to compete head to head with Apple’s iPad. But it could also mean the company is working on a Redfly-like tool that will sync with your phone and offer you a bigger screen for browsing the net and writing documents.

Sure, Apple’s iPad is selling well, thus proving that the world is chilled with a giant tablet walking an OS that was designed for smartphones. And there's lots of companies working to bring Google Android-based tablets to market. But with Research in Motion’s focus on enterprise customers, I must wonder whether the BlackBerry OS makes sense on an iPad-like tablet. The form factor seems to make more sense for entertainment-focused devices for surfing the net and watching movies, not enterprise activities like managing email and documents — although Apple has demonstrated that you can run office application like iWorks on a tablet if you rethink the user interface.
Source : liliputing
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(Rumor) Would you buy a BlackBerry tablet? Reviewed by Andos Mr on 4/10/2010 Rating: 5 Berita Gadget - The evidence is a bit weak at this point. All they know is that a few sources are claiming Research in Motion placed orde...