BlackBerry to Unveil iPad Rival Internally, they're calling it the 'BlackPad' By Kevin Spak, Newser Staff Posted Sep 22, 2010 9:12 AM CDT 9 comments Comments In this Jan. 27, 2010 file photo, the iPad is shown after it was unveiled at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, FILE) (Newser) – BlackBerry maker Research In Motion is preparing to unveil a new tablet computer as early as next week—and internally, they’re calling it the “BlackPad,” sources tell the Wall Street Journal. The device will have a 7-inch screen, one or two cameras, and a brand new operating system. It’ll have both Bluetooth and broadband connections, but will only be able to connect to cellular networks through a BlackBerry smartphone. The new operating system will eventually migrate to BlackBerry smartphones as well, sources say. It was developed in part because of complaints about the slow and buggy Blackberry 6 OS, and early users say it's a big step in the right direction. "It was (designed) from the ground up never to go down," says one software developer.