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  • BlackBerry PlayBook Update Adds Improved Android Compatibility

    BlackBerry PlayBook Update Adds Improved Android Compatibility

    The RIM PlayBook by just received a developers update that adds some interesting new Android functionality to RIM’s tablet. This new version now supports Android apps running in their own windows, improving compatibility with the general Android app universe. Read More

  • LTE BlackBerry PlayBook Coming This Year, Says RIM CEO

    LTE BlackBerry PlayBook Coming This Year, Says RIM CEO

    RIM is keeping the PlayBook party going. While speaking at a BlackBerry World breakfast with RIM CEO Thorsten Heins stated the company plans to launch an LTE-enabled PlayBook by the end of the year. However, the CEO didn’t detail the projected release date, price or available wireless carrier. This is a smart move for RIM. Rather than spending the time and resources producing another… Read More

  • RIM Officializes Stance Against Jailbreaking

    RIM Officializes Stance Against Jailbreaking

    Jailbreaking, a term that has come to encompass several practices but generally refers to a user obtaining root access on their device, is controversial in a strange way. Companies like Apple and Nintendo hate it, and most users don’t care about it. Yet it’s constantly in the news because it is, in fact, a philosophical conflict. RIM has posted an official response to the habit… Read More

  • The Rightsizing Of RIM: 41 Megapixels Is Completely Meaningless, And So Is 500k Apps, Says RIM VP

    The Rightsizing Of RIM: 41 Megapixels Is Completely Meaningless, And So Is 500k Apps, Says RIM VP

    It’s not nice to knock a company when it’s down, but I had a briefing earlier today in Barcelona with Alec Saunders, the head of developer relations at RIM, which — depending on whether you support RIM or not — either speaks to the company’s new, original attack on the market, or a sign of why it won’t succeed. The bottom line is that RIM, in a way, seems… Read More

  • Finally: RIM Releases PlayBook 2.0 OS; Email, Android Support Included

    Finally: RIM Releases PlayBook 2.0 OS; Email, Android Support Included

    By most accounts there aren’t very many people out there in the world using PlayBooks, but for those that are, or are considering the purchase of one, comes some good news: RIM has finally updated the OS to include two services that have been long discussed and much anticipated: integrated email support and Android app availability. The OS could serve to give the device a boost in… Read More

  • The $199 PlayBook Returns For A Limited Time

    The $199 PlayBook Returns For A Limited Time

    Back in November, there was a run on PlayBooks when the price was briefly reduced to $199. For a tablet that started out with a premium price, the deal proved enticing to many buyers. And again at the beginning of January, with a slightly odd promotion pricing all models at $299. Well, they’re at it again: until the 11th, the PlayBook is priced to move: $199 for the 16GB version, $249… Read More

  • First Look at the Blackberry Playbook 2.0 at CES 2012

    Hands-On With RIM’s New BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 OS: Great, But Too Late?

    When RIM first launched the BlackBerry PlayBook last spring, we were all rather shocked to find that RIM’s stand-out core services — secure messaging and productivity related apps like calendar and contacts — were… absent. The company promised an update to fix it, and after eight months said update has finally been unveiled here at CES. Read More

  • BlackBerry PlayBook’s Next OS Plays To RIM’s Strengths: Email, Calendar, Productivity

    BlackBerry PlayBook’s Next OS Plays To RIM’s Strengths: Email, Calendar, Productivity

    CES generally isn’t RIM’s stomping ground, but the Canadian company is here in force. Chief among RIM’s news is details about the upcoming PlayBook refresh. Available for download next month, PlayBook 2.0, as RIM is calling it, seems to right many of the PlayBook’s wrongs. This is the feature set the tablet so badly needed at launch. Read More

  • RIM’s New PlayBook Promo: All Models For $299

    RIM’s New PlayBook Promo: All Models For $299

    Well, if you were hoping to snag a BlackBerry PlayBook on the cheap, it looks like now’s the time to act. In what seems like a move born of desperation, all models of the PlayBook are now going for $299 on RIM’s online store. Previous PlayBook sales have set the beginning price point at $199 for the 16GB model, but this time you’ll be able to purchase a 64GB PlayBook for… Read More

  • Retailers Offer Last Minute Holiday Price Breaks On RIM’s PlayBook

    Retailers Offer Last Minute Holiday Price Breaks On RIM’s PlayBook

    It’s clear that the BlackBerry PlayBook is a tough sell (unless you don’t have to pay for them), but that hasn’t stopped RIM and their retail partners from going nuts with PlayBook promotions. To wit: Best Buy, Staples, and Office Depot have dropped the prices of RIM’s tablet yet again, starting at $199 for the 16GB model. Read More

  • 5,000 BlackBerry PlayBooks Stolen From A Truck Stop

    5,000 BlackBerry PlayBooks Stolen From A Truck Stop

    Wow! They must be breaking mirrors, opening umbrellas and walking under ladders over at RIM because this is starting to get unbelievable. A big rig, carrying around $1.7 million worth of BlackBerry PlayBooks, was stolen in Indiana. The PlayBook has been a rough product for the Waterloo-based company. While RIM did quite a bit right with the little tab, lack of native email and calendar… Read More

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