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  • Is the PlayBook 4G Delayed Until This Fall?

    Somehow we missed this yesterday, but it seems as if the BlackBerry PlayBook 4G is shelved until the fall. This broke during the RIM earning call and ironically only hours after we reported that O2 wasn’t going to carry the 3G PlayBook at all. RIM’s CEO Mike Lazaridis didn’t come out and say “We suck and are delaying the PlayBook until this fall.” Nope, he… Read More

  • O2 Dumps BlackBerry PlayBook Due To "Customer Experience Issues"

    Here in the States, RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook hasn’t exactly been greeted with open arms. In fact, even Sprint, the only carrier to release the tablet thus far, is only carrying a Wi-Fi 16GB version, with 32GB and 64GB models left in the dust. Plus, Verizon teetered back and forth over the PlayBook for a while, only recently deciding to move forward with the slate. Unfortunately… Read More

  • RIM: BlackBerry PlayBook Hitting 16 Additional Markets Over The Next 30 Days

    BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) this morning announced intentions to debut the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet in an additional 16 markets over the next 30 days, including the UK, Hong Kong, France, India, Spain and Australia. So far, RIM’s iPad competitor has only been available to customers in North America (since April 19, 2011), and has drawn mixed reviews. Read More

  • RIM Deals Out OTA Update For The BlackBerry PlayBook

    So maybe RIM’s initial foray into the tablet arena wasn’t as mind-blowing as the company would’ve liked, but it’s nothing a few updates can’t fix, right? Well, maybe not, but that’ll be up to existing BlackBerry PlayBook owners, who should be seeing the OTA update hit their tablets any minute now. Read More

  • WSJ: AT&T, Verizon Ambiguous About BlackBerry PlayBook

    Just a few days after the BlackBerry PlayBook’s one-month birthday, the nation’s top two carriers are still pretty ambiguous in their adoption of the device. AT&T has yet to approve the BlackBerry Bridge app, which turns the tablet into a portal to any BlackBerry smartphone and allows users to access email, contacts, and calendar apps, three things missing (in native form) on… Read More

  • RIM Issues Statement On Recall Of About 900 Playbooks

    If you own a Playbook, you’d best check your serial number. There is a very minor issue in some Playbooks that cause it to freeze or fail during an initial software update. Read More

  • Weekend Giveaway: A 16GB BlackBerry Playbook

    A few weeks ago we gave away a BlackBerry Playbook and, much to your disappointment, you didn’t win. In order to right that wrong, we present The Return Of The Attack Of The 16GB BlackBerry Playbook, Part II featuring a brand new BlackBerry Playbook with your name on it. How do you win? I think you know. Read More

  • Fly Or Die: The BlackBerry Playbook Vs. The Color Nook

    Tablets and electronic book readers are on a collision course. In this episode of Fly or Die , ChrunchGear editor John Biggs and I discuss the pros and cons of the new BlackBerry Playbook and the Color Nook from Barnes & Noble. The PlayBook is fast and a solid effort from our much-beleaguered Canadian friends. But is it too little, too late? If you are a BackBerry user and want a tablet… Read More

  • The RIM BlackBerry PlayBook Keyboard Is On Its Way


    Settle down, PlayBook owners. You’re chance to buy high profit accessories is almost here. According to Pocket-Lint a Qwerty keypad is in the works and should be released in the coming months. Chances are it will look a lot like the the prototype keyboards previously leaked and picked up by both BlackBerryRocks and IntoMobile. [via NetbookNews] Read More

  • Fly or Die on Playbook Vs. Color Nook

    Fly Or Die: The BlackBerry Playbook Vs. The Color Nook

    Tablets and electronic book readers are on a collision course. In this episode of Fly or Die , ChrunchGear editor John Biggs and I discuss the pros and cons of the new BlackBerry Playbook and the Color Nook from Barnes & Noble. The PlayBook is fast and a solid effort from our much-beleaguered Canadian friends. But is it too little, too late? If you are a BackBerry user and want a tablet… Read More