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A datapad

Datapads are terran handheld devices, used for sending and receiving text messages. It is capable of displaying Dominion Standard Time and its screen emits light bright enough to provide illumination. "Unauthorized user" or "error" messages are displayed if something is wrong with its system and/or user.[1] It comes equipped with a voice function.[2]


The datapad is likely based off the real-world iPad. Like the iPad, datapads send text messages which, in the Project Blackstone viral campaign, are represented by actual tweets.


  1. Quixotic Neutral. 2013-02-06. Project Blackstone. Storify. Accessed 2013-02-26.
  2. 2016-11-05. BlizzCon 2016: Foundations for the Future. Youtube. Accessed 2016-11-05.