Research In Motion (RIM) is developing a tablet device for launch in November, according to a report on Bloomberg News citing unnamed sources.
The 'BlackPad' will be priced at $499 (£315), the report said, and features a 9.7in touch screen with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
The tablet will also connect to RIM's BlackBerry handsets and access wireless broadband through tethering.
If released in November, the device could see a holiday buying season showdown with Apple's iPad, adding to the current smartphone battle between the iPhone and BlackBerry platforms.
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