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BlackBerry Maker To Take On iPad

Research in Motion, maker of the BlackBerry, plans to take on the iPad. MANU FERNANDEZ/AP hide caption

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Get ready for the CrackPad. It seems Apple's iPad will soon get some more competition, this time from Research in Motion, the Canadian company responsible for the BlackBerry. RIM plans to unveil its own tablet computer in November, according to Bloomberg News.

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The device will have roughly the same dimensions as the iPad, which has a 9.7-inch diagonal screen, said the two people who wouldn’t be identified because the plans haven’t been made public. The device will include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless technology that will allow people to connect to the Internet through their BlackBerry smartphones, the two people said.