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Crackberry Addicts Score New Way to Get Fix

A tablet version of the Blackberry is coming in time for the holidays Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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If there's one cure for a Blackberry addiction, it's an iPad addiction.

Now, executives at RIM, makers of the Blackberry, are heading off any defections with their own version of the iPad, Bloomberg reports. The copycat— er, RIM spin on the tablet device is set for November release. An iPad costs $499 for the basic wifi-only version; Bloomberg didn't report pricing for the RIM device.

With Amazon's announcement of a $139 wifi-only version of its ereader Kindle, it looks like iPad battles could provide a lot of fall entertainment.