According to Bloomberg, RIM’s tablet dubbed: Blackpad will be running an operating system developed by QNX, which was acquired by Research in Motion back in April. Bloomberg quotes anonymous sources and dates the launch of the Blackpad to be somewhere in November.
The Blackpad is said to be somewhat near a Blackberry device, with Wi-Fi capabilities and with the ability to integrate with Blackberry mobile devices.
So, it seems plans for the Blackpad came back in April, when RIM acquired QNX, since they needed someone to develop their OS. If the plans did date back till then, then we sure do expect something good from RIM, who have never disappointed anyone in their handsets (except the new Torch).