RIM To Challenge The iPad With BlackBerry Tablet By Year’s End

RIM To Challenge The iPad With BlackBerry Tablet By Year’s End

Research in Motion has long been rumored to be working on their own BlackBerry-powered tablet, often christened the BlackTab, but a new report by Rodman & Renshaw analyst Ashok Kumar is now dusting off that rumor in a new report.

What are we looking at, according to Kumar? Something more akin to Dell’s recent tablet offerings in the Streak than the iPad: expect a 7-inch touchscreen, a Marvell processor and 3G baseband, as well as front and back-facing cameras for videoconferencing.

The most interesting detail of Kumar’s report, though, might be in the dating: although earlier rumors about the BlackTab pegged it for an early 2011 release, Kumar says that RIM is straining to get it out there by the end of the year.

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