Crackberry Addicts Score New Way to Get Fix : Planet Money Now you can have your Blackberry and a Tablet, Too
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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.