Dell shows off new tablet PC

BlackBerry maker RIM is understood to be ready to unveil an “iPad killer” tablet computer at its annual DevCon conference next week.

The firm has been rumoured to have been working on a tablet device since the roaring success of Apple’s iPad. But few expected it could have the “BlackPad” ready in time for the Christmas market. The firm said it does not comment on rumours or speculation.

Meanwhile Dell showed off a new seven-inch tablet and said the company is on track to bring in more than $60bn (£38bn) in revenue this year.