Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Aug 2010 16:15 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Fascinating stuff, but not entirely unexpected. As most of you will know, BlackBerry maker Research In Motion is working on a tablet dubbed the BlackPad, and according to several sources reporting to Bloomberg, the device will ship with software written by QNs Software Systems, which RIM purchased earlier this year.
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RE[4]: Comment by Kroc
by wargum on Thu 19th Aug 2010 22:19 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Kroc"
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It seems lots of companies can build the hell out of hardware. But when it comes to actually *operating* that hardware, especially where software is involved, the companies fall on their faces.

Except that in the tablet space a lot of phone maker heavyweights are in the ring, like Samsung, Motorola, Nokia, HP Palm, now RIM and of course Apple. This isn't a suprise since the smartphone operating systems and tablet operating systems have so much in common, they are almost identical. And those phone makers do a good job of getting HW and SW work together. Just look how many Android phones are getting released. The staccato of new models is incredible and the phone makers develop some kind of routine that will help them a lot when releasing their tablets.

You just need to be a little more patient! ;-)

Edited 2010-08-19 22:20 UTC

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