Tablet computers running smartphone operating systems are all the rage this year, and the maker of BlackBerrys apparently doesn’t want to be left out. According to reports from Asia, Research in Motion is prepping a device with an 8.9-inch display.
As often happens with unconfirmed reports of devices not expected to be released for months, details on the tablet are murky.
At this point, it’s unclear if it will run some version of the BlackBerry OS or another operating system. The tablet is going to supposedly be able to synchronize data with a BlackBerry smartphone, either over Wi-Fi or a 3G cellular-wireless connection, but the source for the report didn’t mention running apps created for RIM’s handsets.
The display will allegedly be supplied by Hon Hai Precision Industry, which also makes the Apple iPad and apparently is the original source for the report.
If the report is correct, RIM’s BlackBerry tablet is going to be released in the second half of the year, in Q3 or possibly Q4. A potential price point is unknown.