RIM To Release BlackBerry Tablet?
There are some rumors floating around which seem to be creating a lot of buzz that RIM will be producing a BlackBerry tablet for release in late 2010. Hon Hai (better known as Foxconn), an electric components manufacturing company has let out a report that RIM has placed an order for 8.9 inch displays to be used in a tablet. Hon Hai just happens to be the same manufacturer that produced the screens for the extremely popular Amazon Kindle. This can only lead one to believe that RIM is planning to release a device to compete with the iPad. I for one, really like the idea of a RIM tablet, but it has to be innovative in the sense that it should offer features that no other device on the market currently has. I personally would love to see a BlackBerry tablet with USB capabilities as well as a front facing camera as well as the ability to tether with my device. If it doesn't equal or exceed the iPad, then it just looks as if they are just trying to keep up with Apple while lagging far behind as we saw with the release of the BlackBerry Storm. I'm very curious to see how BlackBerry users feel about this news.
Last edited by dbone15; 04-10-2010 at 12:47 AM.
I for one was kind of shocked when I heard about this. I think RIM should be more focused on their OS and webkit. Especially since the HP Slate is stiring up some noise. It seems that RIM is trying to stay with the times but they need to do some serious catch up work before they release their own version of a tablet but that's just my opinion.
Originally Posted by dbone15
I echo your sentiments. Seems like RIM is becoming the jack of all trades and master of none.
Originally Posted by Kbizzles
I think you are barking up the wrong tree.
I dont think RIM is gonna make a tablet instead this is linked to RIM's takeover of QNX.
They are linked to automotive computer audio and video systems. You are more likely to see a Blackberry dash in a vehicle than a tablet from RIM.
Originally Posted by Madasafish
We were actually debating this last night, before this article was posted, and I took the stance that these two moves were unrelated. I, of course, have absolutely zero knowledge of what RIM's purpose in ordering 8.9" screens is. I proposed that since Hon Hai produced the screens for the Kindle, it COULD be likely that a pad was in the works at RIM. I think the purchase of QNX is for RIM software integration into automotive on-board services and entertainment systems.
It's fun to speculate and certainly feeds healthy debates.
I guess all we can do is "sit back, watch, and enjoy the ride" :biglaugh:
Last edited by Orio; 04-10-2010 at 08:35 AM.
I agree with everyone so far, I'm not so sure how I feel about this. I realize its about 'keeping up' but at what cost? Isn't there some things that need to be updated first? If its rushed will it just need a crap load of updates right away or a "2" version within a year? Don't get me wrong, its a cool idea and would be eager to have one. But maybe not version 1.
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Old pal, I agree with you 100%, I too have no knowledge of what RIM is doing either LMAO.
Originally Posted by Orio
I wish i did then I would go to the bookies and bet on a RIM tablet or Infosystem in a car
we would be good then
I happen to agree with you. Orio and I were having it out last night debating this lol.
Originally Posted by Madasafish
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