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RIM Ready to Unveil BlackPad Tablet?

Research In Motion is reportedly set to take the wraps off its BlackPad tablet PC during its upcoming developer's conference, giving competitors like Apple's iPad and Samsung's Galaxy Tab something to fret about as the nascent market continues to gain momentum.

As Enterprise Mobile Today discovered, the new tablet PC will reportedly run on a QNX-powered OS and not its recently overhauled BlackBerry 6 operating system.

QNX was recently acquired by RIM and makes real-time operating systems (RTOS) for the automotive, industrial, medical, security and networking industries.

Next Monday could mark the day that Research In Motion jumps into the red-hot tablet PC market as speculation abounds that the BlackBerry-maker is prepping a mobile device designed to challenge Apple's iPad and other newcomers such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab.

Reports suggest that RIM (NASDAQ: RIMM) is prepping a mobile device dubbed the "BlackPad" that will be formally unveiled on Monday at a press event in San Francisco prior to the developer conference being held later in the week.

The rumors of a RIM tablet have been circulating for some time, but momentum picked up yesterday when virtualization firm Citrix issued some emails stating that the company "confirmed today that [it] will support the upcoming BlackBerry BlackPad when it ships," according to Brian Heater's GearLog.com post suggesting that RIM I prepping a tablet PC.

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RIM to Unwrap Tablet PC Based on QNX OS