RIM acquires blackpad.com domain

Research In Motion

RIM recently took over the domain Blackpad.com, giving credence to earlier reports that its rumoured tablet would be called the BlackPad. Then again, it could just be a defensive move in case it BlackPad is no more than a development codename.

Whether the BlackPad will be a tablet with full BlackBerry OS compatibility and functionality or more of a companion device to existing BlackBerry devices remains to be seen.

RIM is apparently looking to release their tablet before the end of the year. It could come with a 7-inch display, a 1GHz Marvell processor, and dual-cameras, and full support for Flash with a hardware-based Flash accelerator.

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