The reason why is quite simple: Every other mobile company is doing it, so why shouldn't RIM? And if it can find a way to be successful in the tablet space, it could bolster its smartphone operation.
Speculation abounds over the possibility of RIM releasing a BlackBerry tablet in the coming months.
eWeek: A report hit the wire on Tuesday claiming Research In Motion is working on a tablet computer designed to compete with the iPad. Although RIM has yet to confirm that such a device exists and the company won't even say that it's considering moving into the tablet space, it's seeming more and more likely that such a device will eventually hit store shelves.