A Closer Look at the BlackBerry PlayBook

The coming BlackBerry 'PlayBook' tablet was announced yesterday by Research In Motion (RIM). Rumors have been circulating about the device for months and even landed in the Wall Street Journal. Now that the tablet is official, here is a closer look at what it will offer those who buy it when it goes on sale ...

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Welcome the BlackBerry ‘PlayBook’

It looks like Research In Motion (RIM) is serious about competing in the tablet market. While there had been rumors from BGR and others that RIM wasn’t going to showcase its coming tablet and was instead going to talk about its operating system, the company did both. No, it’s not called the BlackPad, Cobalt, or ...

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The BlackBerry Tablet? It Probably Isn’t Close to Production

The BlackBerry BlackPad tablet probably will not be ready for sale anytime soon. BGR and Electronista are both reporting that they have sources telling them that this week’s BlackBerry Developers Conference will not be showing off any actual BlackPad hardware. In fact, even the operating system—which will be mentioned at the conference—is far from complete. ...

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The BlackPad is Coming but Don’t Expect it to Be For Gaming or Media

  Research In Motion's (RIM) BlackBerry 'BlackPad' tablet might be spotted in a few days at the BlackBerry Developers Conference. Analysts are reporting that something to the tune of 2.5 million of these will be built by the end of the year. The rumors have been going for months. We've seen a bunch of possible names ...

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We May See the ‘BlackPad’ at the BlackBerry DevCon 2010

The highly anticipated BlackBerry tablet—called the 'BlackPad' by most—might be seen in the proverbial flesh next week at the BlackBerry developers conference. Thanks to some top sleuthing by the Wall Street Journal, we now know a lot more about the BlackPad and Research In Motion's (RIM) plans moving into the future. And yes, even some ...

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Anyone Feeling BlackBerry ‘SurfBook’?

  BlackBerry smartphone maker Research In Motion (RIM) filed a trademark for the name 'SurfBook' last month in Canada. With the name 'BlackPad' floating around as the go to codename for RIM's presumably coming tablet device, anyone think SurfBook is going to be its real name? RIM's device names usually are one word and catchy: Curve, ...

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Where are the BlackBerry Storm 3 and the BlackPad?

As the year enters its final stretch, two BlackBerry devices that everyone has been waiting for are noticeably absent. The Storm 3 and the BlackPad were rumored earlier in the year, but we have heard barely a peep about them lately. I think I can speak for most when I say that I do not ...

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BlackBerry ‘BlackPad’ Going to Use Army’s Crusher Tank Technology? Err…

The new rumor that the BlackBerry ‘BlackPad’ tablet will be using an operating system designed by Research In Motion’s (RIM) recently acquired QNX Software is certainly an interesting one. This has brought a bunch of articles claiming that RIM is going to adopt the software used in the US Army’s Crusher tank-like vehicle. What is ...

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The BlackPad’s OS Might not be BlackBerry or Android

There have been rumors circulating for quite a while now that the coming BlackBerry ‘BlackPad’ Tablet would not be running BlackBerry OS 6. In fact, an allegedly real leaked document claimed that the BlackPad would be running Android OS. However, the most recent rumors claim that the maker of the BlackBerry line of smartphones--Research In ...

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Tablet Wars! BlackBerry BlackPad Facing Serious Competition

Research In Motion’s (RIM) coming BlackBerry Tablet is going to be released in the middle of the coming Tablet Wars. The device—possibly going by ‘BlackPad’ as its official name and codenamed the ‘Cobalt’—promises quite a bit if any of the rumors regarding it are true. However, there certainly are a lot of other competitors out ...

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Rumors Say BlackBerry BlackPad Might Run on Android

The BlackBerry rumors have grown even crazier than the Apple rumors, and this one is pretty far-fetched. Research In Motion (RIM) may ship it’s still unannounced BlackBerry ‘BlackPad’ with Android as the operating system. The news comes from a document discovered yesterday in Chinese and a Chinese tech news story. I managed to run them ...

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