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WSJ: RIM Readies Its Answer to iPad

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd. could unveil its new tablet computer–as well as the operating system that will power it–as early as next week at a developers’ conference in San Francisco, said people familiar with RIM’s plans.

The tablet, which some inside RIM are calling the BlackPad, is scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of this year, these people said. It will feature a seven-inch touch screen and one or two built-in cameras, they said.

Sorry, but how are they going to ready their answer to the iPad when they can’t even answer the iPhone?
And I truly hope ‘BlackPad’ is an internal name.