An electronic components company Hon Hai, let out a brief report saying “RIMM to Launch Own Tablet in Late 2010.” The report confirms that RIM has placed an order with the supplier for 8.9″ displays for use in a tablet. According to Hoovers.com, “Hon Hai Precision Industry may be the biggest electronics company you never heard of. The company, more commonly known by its trade name, Foxconn, is one of the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturers.”
When we last wrote about the idea of RIM releasing a BlackBerry tablet, the comments lit up with a lot of users against the idea. The general sentiment was that RIM needs to stop following in Apple’s footsteps, and innovate within their own field of expertise. Even Mike Lazaridis wasn’t keen on the idea of a tablet, saying he didn’t see the need considering the netbook was available.
At this point we can’t say if these displays are meant for a tablet, or some other project RIM is toying with. Would you buy a BlackBerry Tablet?