If you point your browser to “blackpad.com” you get … nada. Blank page. But if you look up the whois record, you will find that the domain is being held by CSC on behalf of some outfit called “Research in Motion” in Waterloo. Which gives some serious credence to a story that just moved on the Bloomberg wire, RIM will release their first pad computer in November, and not surprisingly it will be called the “Blackpad”. I don’t have a link to this yet, since Bloomberg has a short embargo time between items hitting the wire and those items showing up on their web archive. When I do get a link, I will slap it in here.
I can’t decide if they name is “yea” or “nay” yet. Still mulling on that one. But it sure beats the hell out of “Slate”.