Blackberry Tablet To Feature 1GHz Processor And Dual Cameras, Says Analyst

July 12, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The upcoming Blackberry tablet from Research In Motion could have a 1GHz chip and dual cameras, according to a report by Ashok Kumar, an analyst at Rodman & Renshaw. The research note, also states that RIM is attempting to make the tablet available in the market by the end of 2010 as opposed to the early 2011 launch date that was planned earlier.

Ashok also says in his report that the Blackberry tablet will be smaller than previously reported, with a screen size of 7 inches. Videoconferencing will be one of the main features on the tablet and the device will have cameras in its rear and front for the purpose.

The Blackberry tablet will not be a companion device that will depend on the Blackberry phone for a 3G connection. Instead, the tablet will be capable of functioning independently on the 3G network, due to the presence of a 3G cellular chip from Marvell embedded within itself.

Meanwhile, Marvell is also being rumored to provide the 1GHz chip for the tablet from its Armada 610 range of processors. The Blackberry tablet is believed to be RIM’s answer to the Apple iPad tablet, though the company’s chief has earlier said that the market for tablets would not last unless they were placed in a category along with either smartphones or computers. However, RIM has so far declined to comment on Ashok Kumar’s research note.

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