RIM Blackpad Coming in November ➝

Hugo Miller reporting for Bloomberg:

Research In Motion Ltd., maker of the BlackBerry smartphone, plans to introduce a tablet computer in November to compete with Apple Inc.’s iPad, according to two people familiar with the company’s plans. […]

RIM plans to call the tablet Blackpad, according to one of the people familiar with the company’s plans. RIM, based in Waterloo, Ontario, acquired the Internet rights to blackpad.com this month, according to the Whois database of domain names.

It’s unfortunate for RIM that they won’t be able to push this thing out earlier than November, that leaves an extra couple of months in the holiday shopping season where the iPad is the only tablet in town. But, at least they plan on getting it out before the end of the year, HP isn’t planning to release their webOS tablet until early next year.