BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet to Sell for Less than $500

  Starting in the first quarter of 2011, the BlackBerry PlayBook will be sold for less than $500. Bloomberg also quoted Co-CEO of Research In Motion (RIM)—Jim Balsillie—saying that the PlayBook tablet will be “very competitively priced.” It is unclear if the presumable $499 price tag for the tablet refers to the Wi-Fi only model that ...

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The BlackBerry PlayBook Gains Momentum, RIM and Adobe BFFs?

The coming BlackBerry PlayBook tablet looks very promising and to ensure developer support, Research In Motion (RIM) is throwing its weight behind Adobe’s Flash and AIR platforms. An SDK for developing Adobe AIR applications for the PlayBook has already hit the internet along with a device emulator for the PlayBook to test apps on before ...

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BlackBerry PlayBook Simulator Launched, SDK too

PlayBook in action

  The BlackBerry PlayBook tablet will be a huge change from the past for Research In Motion (RIM). Never before has the company tried a tablet and its past experience with touchscreen only devices (the Storm series) was not a particularly good one. RIM has just released a SDK for the PlayBook ahead of its early ...

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BlackBerry App World Finally Gets a Makeover

Research In Motion’s (RIM) App World app store has gotten another redesign and this one might actually do the trick. Remember how amazing the transition to BlackBerry App World 2 was? Me neither. The newly designed BlackBerry App World looks even more like Apple’s iTunes than before. You could call this the real version of App ...

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Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Reaffirmed for BlackBerry

 BlackBerry smartphone users throughout the world can rejoice—Adobe has confirmed again that Adobe Flash Player 10.1 will be coming to the platform. Sure, the information was tucked away in a press release and Adobe seems a lot more excited about the possibilities of Flash and AIR on the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, but it’s something. Release ...

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Adobe AIR Launches on Android Market

Adobe's AIR has shown up in the Android Market and is ready to download. While so far it is just the runtime to allow AIR apps to run on your Android powered smartphone, expect some exciting apps using AIR to show up soon. These coming AIR powered apps will be installable just like regular Android ...

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