Canada’s BlackBerry-making RIM has set its wheels in motion, for what seems to be the announcement of a tablet device. Apparently, RIM has purchased the domain, maybe to toy with us, or maybe just to launch a tablet called “BlackPad” and pair it with its very own website. The domain purchase took place days ago, so we might be gearing for a slate announcement.

Apparently, the domain’s history is a bit longer, as it belonged to at least a party before RIM, ever since January 2002. No trademarks were filed yet for the BlackPad name and we have to remind you that this branding was mentioned before in the same sentence with a BlackBerry tablet.

Most people seem to think that the BB Slate will be in fact a companion device for RIM’s smartphones. What do you think?

[via mobilecrunch]