This whole pad term is still a mystery to us… anyway… it appears as though Research In Motion has legally registered the domain name blackpad.com. As you can see from the above screen capture, the Waterloo company first registered the name on July 8, 2010. The filing adds fuel to the rumor fire that RIM is concocting some sort of tablet-slab-pad thing that will serve as a companion to its BlackBerry smartphone devices. BlackPad… yikes. Which name do you think is worse, iPad or BlackPad?