All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘PlayBook’

BlackBerry PlayBook Will Not Get BlackBerry 10

Are you one of the few million people around the world to buy the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet? Were you hoping that BlackBerry would bring its latest operating system to the tablet? You might want to just give up hope now. BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins has confirmed that BlackBerry 10 won’t be coming to the PlayBook. Now, you might not want …

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BlackBerry Thinks Tablets Are A Dead End Business Model

BlackBerry is still in the throes of reinventing itself, but it seems to have found some mild success with its new BlackBerry phones. The same couldn’t be said of its PlayBook tablets, but BlackBerry probably won’t try to take that market anytime soon. Bloomberg reports that BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins called the future of tablets into question at the Milken …

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RIM Releases BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 Update

The BlackBerry PlayBook is the underdog of the tablet world. It wasn’t so hot at launch, but later updates to the software got a lot of things right. Unfortunately for RIM, the tablet has only managed shipped a little under 2 million units. The tablet does have its fans though and RIM is continuing to take care of them. The …

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RIM Pulls Plug On 16GB BlackBerry PlayBook

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion appears to have discontinued the 16GB version of their PlayBook tablet, according to recent reports. Though nothing is certain yet, it appears that recent price cuts on the PlayBook have drastically reduced the 16GB PlayBook’s profit margins, to the point that RIM is barely making any profits at all from the sale of the device. …

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RIM Exec Clarifies Claims About PlayBook Sideloading

Last week on Twitter Alec Saunders, Vice President of Developer Relations for RIM, stirred up some controversy with statements about future support for sideloading in the next version of the BlackBerry PlayBook operating system. In case you’re not familiar, sideloading is the ability to load apps onto a device without going through an official app market. It’s a feature of …

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BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 Available For Download

In January we brought you news that Research In Motion was showing off the new BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 at CES. Well, it looks like the day PlayBook owners have long been waiting for has finally arrived. RIM has announced the release of BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0, the latest operating system for their BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. The new software brings a …

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BlackBerry RunTime Brings Android Apps To PlayBook OS 2.0

Research In Motion, the embattled makers of BlackBerry, made news at CES earlier this month when the announced new operating systems for their BlackBerry phones and PlayBook tablet. One new feature that hasn’t gotten much attention is RunTime. RunTime allows Android developers to repackage their apps so that they will run on the upcoming PlayBook OS 2.0 and the forthcoming …

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Grooveshark Returns To iOS, Expands To Other Platforms

What’s the best way to help people to forget that you’re getting sued by everybody? If you’re Grooveshark, you make your awesome service available to lots more people. The music purveyors of Grooveshark posted an announcement on their blog today about their improved availability to many more platforms: As of right now, you won’t be able to log in to …

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CES 2012: RIM Shows Off New BlackBerry Phone And Tablet OS

RIM has announced new versions of the operating systems for their BlackBerry phones and BlackBerry PlayBook today at CES. The company described the new software in dual press releases issued this morning. BlackBerry OS 7.1, which begins rolling out to BlackBerry smartphones today, includes a variety of new features. BlackBerry Tag allows users with NFC-enabled phones to exchange information – …

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