The latest must-have device to hit us seems to be the smart new age tablet computers. Based on smartphone operating systems, these Tablet PCs are currently the lollipops that every gadget lover is craving for and it seems that makers of the BlackBerry too is keen to join the scene. So as per the latest news, Research in Motion is in the process of making a tablet that’s likely to have an 8.9-inch display screen.
Also, as is common with every to-be released tablet, almost everything about the new offering from BlackBerry is shrouded in mystery and murk.
So its still unclear if the new slate is going to run any version of the BlackBerry OS or any other operating system. Also, not much is known if the apps that have been created for the BlackBerry handsets will be there for the tablet as well. However, what can be assumed is that the tablet will most probably allow synchronization of data with a BlackBerry smartphone by means of Wi-Fi or 3G network.
The Hon Hai Precision Industry will most probably supply the display of the upcoming tablet. Interestingly, it is the same company that also makes the display for the iPad. Also if rumors are to be believed, the tablet will not be ready for launch before the second half of 2010. Expected price too is yet unknown.
So, keep watching for more on this as well as all the latest e-reader news.
You will also have more on this in our Good E-Reader Magazine that carries all that would like to know of tablets, slates or e-readers as well as the technology behind them.
Sovan Mandal is the senior tablet and tech corespondent for goodereader.com. He brings a international approach to news that is not just applicable to the North American market, but also Asia, India, Europe and others. Sovy brings his own writing flavor to the website and is interested in Science Fiction, Technology and Writing. Any questions, send an email