The Blackberry PlayBook runs Android Apps?

In the world of tech dominance it’s hard to forget Blackberries. RIM simply put changed the smart phone and mobile tech world in many ways. However, since the dawn of Apple’s iPhone and Googles Android opertating system the Blackberry maker has been fighting an uphill battle to stay relevant. The launch of their Blackberry Torch ...

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PlayBook Looking Good: Flash and Web Browsing Demonstrated


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


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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BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet Has Battery Life Issues—Blame QNX OS

View of the PlayBook tablet's operating system

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 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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BlackBerry Smart Phone Rumors for 2011: Dual-Core Processors, QNX OS and 3D Displays

Research In Motion's headquarters

RIM’s BlackBerry line of smart phones could be looking at a complete makeover next year. Think dual-core processors, QNX’s new tablet OS making the transition to RIM’s phones and possibly even glasses free 3D displays. Excited? I am. Dual-core BlackBerry smartphones: Like with desktop and laptop PCs, multi-core processors are the inevitable next step in smart phone ...

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

BlackBerry Bold 9650 and Curve 3G 9330 Verizon flyer showing BlackBerry OS 6

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 Passes iOS in the US for Internet Use

Research In Motion's headquarters

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) has followed up its acquisition of QNX Software Systems earlier this years with its just announced purchase of The Astonishing Tribe (TAT). TAT specializes in building user interfaces (UI) for smartphones and embedded systems. I’ve got some video of one of TAT’s UIs too and an overview of what ...

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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 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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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 Storm 3 Codnamed ‘Monaco’ and Next Bold Codenamed ‘Montana’

The BlackBerry Storm3 has been through a rollercoaster ride of cancelations, alternative prototypes and rumors of QNX/BlackBerry OS showing up on the device. While it doesn’t look like the third installment of the storm will be getting the new operating, it has gotten a codename—Monaco. Also in development is the next Bold device—rumored to be ...

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iPhone Table Guys Claim the Table.Connect Is Real

In case you haven’t heard, the ‘Table.Connect’ is a 52” multi-touch screen for the iPhone that was developed by three Austrians as a project but is making waves online. The device plugs into a jailbroken iPhone via an unknown connector cable and runs through a special app. The Table.Connect’s premise is similar to the one QNX is working on to connect BlackBerrys to touchscreens built into cars’ dashboards. It basically just transmits the iPhone’s screen to the larger one and sends back the touch input signals. Video after the jump.

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BlackBerry Transitions to Your Car Via QNX

Research In Motion (RIM) makes the BlackBerry line of smartphones and now has some plans for your car. I speculated earlier this year that RIM’s acquisition of QNX Software Systems from Harman signaled that the company was going start expanding into the ‘smart car’ sector. Besides being hard at work building the BlackBerry Tablet OS for the Playbook that will eventually transition to RIM’s smartphones, QNX has demonstrated a ‘Nokia Terminal Mode’ with the BlackBerry to link the phone to a car. Video after the break!

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