Rumor: BlackBerry BlackPad Tablet to Cost $499

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More rumors have surfaced regarding RIM’s BlackBerry tablet, aka the BlackPad. This time, it’s the perpetual-rumor slingers at the DigiTimes passing along information that originally appeared in the Chinese-language Apple Daily stating that the Taiwan-based Quanta Computer will begin shipping BlackPad orders in September for a November launch and that the device will cost $499.

The report also reiterated the rumored BlackPad specs, including a Google Android OS, WiFi, 3G and Bluetooth support. Previous rumors stated the BlackPad will sport an iPad-sized 9.7-inch screen or a seven-inch display, 1 GHz processor, Flash support and both a rear and front-facing camera.

According to Apple Daily, Quanta Computer expects to ship 2 million BlackPads in 2010 and 8 million more in 2011.

Source: Apple Daily via DigiTimes



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