Looks like the market for tablets is getting hotter, whether from ebook readers like Amazon Kindle, or the latest Apple iPad. According to news sources, Research in Motion, maker of BlackBerry mobile devices, could be developing a tablet.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd, an Asian component supply company, that has helped to produce the Amazon Kindle, has stated it has received order from Research in Motion on an 8.9-inch Tablet.
Codenamed “Cobalt”, the tablet is intended for sale in Q3 or Q4 this year, and has the capability to sync to other BlackBerry devices either through Wi-Fi or integrated 3G modem. This may mean that the BlackBerry tablet may not have any cellular capability for users to make or receive calls using the tablet.
It is interesting to note that other mobile device companies could be launching their own tablets, possibly to rival against the recently launched Apple iPad.