BlackBerry tablet rumors resurface: video calling & late 2010 launch tipped

RIM's rumored BlackBerry tablet – aka the "BlackTab" or "BlackPad" – is once again doing the rounds, with Rodman & Renshaw analyst Ashok Kumar pushing out a new report regarding the so-called companion slate.  Details are in short supply and most are recycled from Kumar's early May report; he's expecting a 7-inch screen, Marvell processor and 3G baseband, with "a marginal point of differentiation being the front- and back-facing cameras for videoconferencing."

Kumar also says RIM are hoping to pull forward the BlackBerry tablet's release from early 2011 to late 2010.  That certainly fits with other rumors we've seen, though differs in some of the key specifications: those sources had said the tablet would have a larger, 8.9-inch touchscreen display and no onboard 3G, using WiFi or Bluetooth to connect either via a wireless hotspot or tethered to a nearby BlackBerry phone.

[via NetbookNews]