Boy Genius Report on the BlackBerry Tablet ➝

The Boy Genius Report on the BlackBerry tablet:

We have confirmed with multiple sources that the 8.9″ BlackBerry tablet will be strictly a “companion” device. If you are wondering what it is all about, take a good hard look at the Palm Foleo. Yes, the BlackBerry tablet will not have any cellular networking built in, and will rely on either a Bluetooth connection to your BlackBerry or the built-in Wi-Fi radio.

So, RIM is working on a tablet. And, it’s a companion device — haven’t they learned anything from the Palm Foleo? You can’t release a product that will cost $500 or so that requires another device to function. Companion devices will never work.

To make matters worse, I don’t know a single BlackBerry user that would even flirt with the idea of buying a tablet.

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