Jul 11, 2010
BlackBerry tablet may have dual cameras, 1GHz chip
RIM's rumored BlackBerry tablet may have had firmer details provided today through a research note from Rodman and Renshaw analyst Ashok Kumar later on Friday. Sources in the industry claim the slate could be smaller than thought with just a seven inch display, but it could be a truly independent device rather than just the rebirth of the Foleo portrayed earlier. It would have a 1GHz processor from an unknown supplier and both front and back cameras, with videoconferencing as its most unique feature.
Rather than depend on a BlackBerry smartphone to get its connection, it would also have its own 3G cellular chip provided by Marvell. The choice of supplier may hint that Marvell is supplying the main processor as well; the Armada 618 is a prime candidate. If so, it could play 1080p video and otherwise leapfrog the iPad in some areas of visual performance.
The tablet has been aimed at an early 2011 launch, but its creator is hoping to move it up to late this year, Kumar claimed.