Rumor: BlackBerry Tablet "BlackPad" to Cost $499

Production of the BlackPad has been handed over to Quanta Computer (makers of Apple, Dell, Sony and Panasonic hardware) in Taiwan according to a Chinese report, with the purported price said to be $499 when orders ship in September. It could all be hogwash, but the Apple Daily report is also claiming two million units will be shipped in 2010, and eight million the following year. [Digitimes]

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They are making a tablet that (last I heard) needs a blackberry to work with and they are charging the same amount as an iPad...

Maybe this is as cheap as they can get it, but most people just aren't going to choose this over an iPad, especially if they have to have a blackberry to use it.