BlackBerry PlayBook Spanks Apple’s iPad in Web Test

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) has put a video on YouTube showcasing just how fast its coming PlayBook tablet will be at loading and rendering web content. The PlayBook’s competitor in the video? None other than the iPad. You might be surprised at the result. Video after the jump! PlayBook versus iPad So what do you ...

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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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BlackBerry Maker RIM Might Be Bought: Cisco and Microsoft Possiblities

How is this for a rumor? The maker of the BlackBerry smartphone series—Research In Motion (RIM)—might be the target for a takeover.  Shaw Wu, an analyst for Kaufman Bros., claims that while it is a possibility that is helping fuel RIM’s stock price (RIMM) rise of 12% over the past couple of days (along with ...

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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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QNX BlackBerry Tablet OS Still Very, Very Not Done

The BlackBerry PlayBook tablet is expected to be released sometime in early 2011—at least according to Research In Motion (RIM). RIM, who is developing the PlayBook tablet to compliment its BlackBerry smartphones decided to scrap its new BlackBerry OS 6 for the tablet and is using its recently acquired QNX Software Systems to build a ...

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BlackBerry Maker Responds to Steve Jobs Comments

Leave it to Apple CEO Steve Jobs to anger people and companies. The man is almost as good at the art of infuriating as he is at developing high tech products people are willing to wait in line hours for to get their hands on. His latest comments that have set the internet abuzz? He ...

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BlackBerry PlayBook Coming with 64 GB Model, Huge Battery

Research In Motion’s (RIM) BlackBerry PlayBook tablet has just gotten some new technical specs confirmed. PlayBook  16 and 32 GB models have already been announced by the company, but today at the Gulf Information Technology Exhibit (GITX), RIM’s President and Co-CEO Jim Balsillie talked about the coming tablet and hinted with his slides that a ...

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Will the Real Storm 3 Please Stand up? Two are Coming

The BlackBerry Storm 3 is not dead yet. According to analyst company Jefferies & Co., a Storm 3 model will probably be released at the end of November 2010. The Storm 3 9570 that had been expected to be a refresh of the Storm 2 9550 on Verizon Wirelesses network was canceled near the beginning ...

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Issues Keep the BlackBerry PlayBook out of Stores for the Holidays

The BlackBerry PlayBook tablet might have been the perfect gift for the tech savvy on your shopping list this holiday season. Unfortunately, with its early 2011 launch date now, the PlayBook won't be under anyone's Christmas tree this year. Why is Research In Motion (RIM) planning on launching the PlayBook after the holidays? Because it ...

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Apple iPad 2, BlackBerry PlayBook, HP PalmPad—Which Do You Want More?

The year of the tablet will be here in only a few months and everyone wants to make one. Apple will most likely be releasing its iPad 2, Research In Motion (RIM) will be debuting the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, and even HP will be releasing its own PalmPad tablet with Palm's WebOS. So many choices. ...

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Best Buy to Sell the BlackBerry PlayBook?

Best Buy, the huge tech retailer, wants to sell the BlackBerry PlayBook when it hits the market. Its CEO was quoted as saying that, “we'll be happy to offer it to our customers.” What is especially interesting about the PlayBook is that the first available model won't have cellular network capabilities. To get online you'll ...

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QNX Software Systems Talks about its New BlackBerry ‘PlayBook’ OS

The CEO of QNX Software Systems—Dan Dodge—has been talking on the official BlackBerry Developer's Blog regarding the new OS his company has developed for Research In Motion (RIM) and its coming PlayBook tablet. Remember, QNX was purchased by RIM to develop the OS. Here is a quick summary of what he said about it. First off, ...

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The Apple iPad versus the BlackBerry PlayBook

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) will be releasing its BlackBerry 'PlayBook' sometime early next year. How does it stack up against the Apple iPad? That's what I am here to answer. Keep in mind that a new iPad will be coming out next year of course, and that the PlayBook's specs and features might ...

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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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