Welcome!

Search Authors: Shelly Palmer, Kevin Benedict, Louis Nauges, David Smith, RealWire News Distribution

Related Topics: iPhone, Wireless, Cloud Expo, BlackBerry Developer

iPhone: Article

RIM Just Days from Unveiling BlackPad: WSJ

It’s expected to use an operating system built by QNX Software Systems

Competition-tossed Research In Motion could unveil its BlackPad answer to the iPad next week at a developers’ conference in San Francisco according to the Wall Street Journal.

The paper describes the thing the way others have: a seven-inch touch screen with one or two cameras and Bluetooth and broadband connections, but adds that it will only connect to cellular networks through a BlackBerry.

It’s expected to use an operating system built by QNX Software Systems, the real-time embedded operating system concern RIM bought this year that’s supposed to come up with a new OS for its phone too.

Most of the other tablet wannabes will be using Android.

More Stories By Maureen O'Gara

Maureen O'Gara the most read technology reporter for the past 20 years, is the Cloud Computing and Virtualization News Desk editor of SYS-CON Media. She is the publisher of famous "Billygrams" and the editor-in-chief of "Client/Server News" for more than a decade. One of the most respected technology reporters in the business, Maureen can be reached by email at maureen(at)sys-con.com or paperboy(at)g2news.com, and by phone at 516 759-7025. Twitter: @MaureenOGara

Comments (0)

Share your thoughts on this story.

Add your comment
You must be signed in to add a comment. Sign-in | Register

In accordance with our Comment Policy, we encourage comments that are on topic, relevant and to-the-point. We will remove comments that include profanity, personal attacks, racial slurs, threats of violence, or other inappropriate material that violates our Terms and Conditions, and will block users who make repeated violations. We ask all readers to expect diversity of opinion and to treat one another with dignity and respect.