Blackberry Playbook One Step Closer to using Android App’s

    It has been some time since we heard some good news coming out of the Blackberry Playbook. If you remember the drama surrounding the Playbook, there was this vicious little rumor that started circulating that the Playbook would be able to run Android applications. This ideal was possible due to the super power of the ...

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PlayBook Looking Good: Flash and Web Browsing Demonstrated

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The PlayBook tablet from Research In Motion is starting to look like a polished, finished product ready to take on whatever CES 2011 throws its way from Android manufacturers and Apple’s iPad. However, the recent rumor that the PlayBook only gets a few hours of battery life has not died down despite RIM’s quick response ...

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RIM Holding off on 4G LTE for Now

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Verizon Wireless is expanding its 4G LTE network and AT&T will start to get its own off the ground later this year. So where does that leave Research In Motion, the maker of the BlackBerry smartphone? Wanting to make an LTE compatible BlackBerry but hitting a number of snags. According to Fudzilla’s unnamed sources, RIM has ...

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RIM Responds to PlayBook Battery Life Claims

RIM says the PlayBook's battery is doing just fine.

Earlier this week, Kaufman Bros. analyst Shaw Wu said that his sources indicate that Research In Motion’s upcoming PlayBook tablet only has a “few hours” of battery life. He then compared that presumably three hour estimate to the iPad’s ten hours and the Galaxy Tab’s six hours. Battery life is essential for tablets—almost as important ...

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BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet Has Battery Life Issues—Blame QNX OS

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Research in Motion’s coming tablet device—the BlackBerry PlayBook—might have an unexpected snag. According to Shaw Wu, an analyst at Kaufman Bros., the PlayBook currently has only a “few hours” of battery life. What is to blame for the dismal battery performance? Wu thinks the problem lies with the new BlackBerry Tablet OS that RIM’s recently ...

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BlackBerry Losing out to iOS at Businesses Because of Screen Size?

Business intelligence—basically business executive reports—on smart phones never really took off in the pre-iPhone era because of screen size limitations. At least that is what Sanju Bansal, the chief operating officer at Microstrategy says. In a recent article from Forbes, his view of what is driving corporate growth of custom apps for its employees is ...

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BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet Possibly Arriving as Early as February

RIM says the PlayBook's battery is doing just fine.

The highly anticipated BlackBerry PlayBook tablet could arrive as soon as the end of February 2011. The rough release date comes from Research In Motion’s statements regarding the device. It has said that early 2011 will be when a Wi-Fi only PlayBook model goes on sale and now the company’s VP of Investor Relations has ...

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RIM Might Be As Confused As the Rest of Us over its Game Plan

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When RIM’s Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis spoke at last night’s D: Dive Into Mobile conference he probably thought he was going to have an easy time explaining the company’s plans. Unfortunately, he completely bombed and made himself and Research In Motion look like they have no idea what they are talking about. If a company’s CEO ...

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Future Multi-core BlackBerrys Will Run QNX’s PlayBook OS, Verizon Launching BB OS 6 Soon

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Research In Motion’s Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis spoke last night at the D: Dive Into Mobile conference and when he wasn’t confusing the heck out of the interviewers or the crowd he did mention that RIM’s recently acquired QNX division’s PlayBook tablet OS will appear on BlackBerry smartphones once they transition to dual-core processors. Unfortunately, there ...

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BlackBerry PlayBook and QNX OS Saving RIM on Wall Street

The company behind the BlackBerry—Research In Motion (RIM)—has had some new life breathed into its stock price (RIMM) by an analyst who believes that the all new QNX operating system that will first premier on company’s coming PlayBook tablet will make the Canadian based company relevant again. Jeffries & Co. analyst Peter Misek upgraded his ...

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BlackBerry PlayBook 8 GB Rumored to Cost only $399

Research In Motion (RIM) is gearing up for an all out tablet war against both Android and Apple with its BlackBerry PlayBook but it might have a trick up its sleeve—the Wi-Fi only, 8 GB model of the PlayBook is rumored to be priced at $399. The $399 price is a good hundred bucks less ...

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BlackBerry PlayBook Getting Enterprise Resource Management Apps from SAP

The BlackBerry PlayBook tablet from Research In Motion will have software available at launch from SAP AG—the leader in enterprise resource management software. SAP’s CIO, Oliver Bussmann, has publicly stated that his company is “definitely supporting” RIM’s tablet which will be released by the end of March in the US. However, the PlayBook will launch ...

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Rumor: BlackBerry PlayBook Will Go on Sale By end of March 2011

  The highly anticipated BlackBerry PlayBook tablet has received its first rumored launch date—March 2011. Digitimes is reporting that Research In Motion (RIM)’s Regional Vice-President Gregory Wade has told them that the PlayBook will hit the market by the end of the first quarter of next year. Yep, that means by the end of March 2011. Wade ...

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AT&T’s iPhone Exclusivity Almost Over—Carrier Looking for a Replacement

With AT&T’s iPhone exclusivity deal in the US expected to end this year, the wireless carrier is on the prowl for more exclusive partnerships. Bloomberg is reporting that it was tipped off by two sources familiar with the situation back in June that Verizon will indeed start selling the iPhone in early 2011. That leaves ...

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RIM Thinks Apps are Overrated and Will Fade

Co-CEO of Research In Motion (RIM)—Jim Balsillie—made some very interesting remarks at the Web 2.0 Summing going on in San Francisco. According to him, "We believe you can bring the mobile to the Web, but you don't need to go through some kind of control point.” He went on to further say that “You don’t ...

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