RIM may be taking their first steps into the tablet arena. BBLeaks reports that one of their contacts has confirmed that a BlackBerry tablet is in the works. This device is said to be smaller and thinner than the iPad, and is currently identified under the codename 'BlackPad'.
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The BlackPad will sport full BlackBerry OS compatibility and functionality and will not be launching until 2011. Rumors like this should always be taken with a grain of salt, but this one has a ring of truth to it. BBLeaks has been reliable in the past and, quite frankly, a BlackBerry tablet makes sense.
Apple has proven that a big, juicy market exists for tablet computers. If RIM can do what they do best and create an enterprise-optimized tablet, they have a real chance to corner that market above even Apple. RIM knows what corporate buyers want.