Research in Motion , maker of BlackBerry devices will be announcing its first devices running on the BlackBerry 10 platform in a few hours from now in New York City. It is the biggest test for RIM CEO Thorsten Heins who took over the reins from RIM founders Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis just about a year ago. I have seen the BlackBerry 10 OS running on developer devices and the OS does look promising and a huge refreshing change from the traditional BlackBerry experience. It does provide a user experience which is a lot different from Android or iOS or Windows Phone . To be honest I’m bored of iPhone’s dated UI which is over 6 years old. Android Jelly Bean is interesting but the Droids have their own drawbacks . Windows Phone has come a long way but still does not offer a notification center or proper multitasking. The big question today is does BlackBerry 10 have a chance in today’s crowded smartphone market place ? The short answer is yes. For the long answer read on. Continue reading “Can BlackBerry 10 save RIM ?”
Founder of TAT (The Astonishing Tribe), Hampus Jakobsson has left RIM to get back to startup life. Jakobsson played a major role in the interface design of RIM’s upcoming BlackBerry 10 smartphone OS.
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Rob Orr , VP Product Management at RIM , confirmed that the next gen Blackberry 10 OS would be making its way to the Playbook eventually. The OS which is expected to be RIM’s biggest attempt to regain their diminishing market share is expected to be rolled out later this year.
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The Blackberry Playbook is one of the most interesting tablets currently in the market. Running on QNX and offering arguably what is the best web browser and the example of gesture based navigation on a mobile OS , the 7″ tablet never really caught on.
However thanks to the recent fire sale a lot more users have got their hands on the tablet which is being given an app boost by the ability to install Android apps. We take a look at some of the must have accessories for the Blackberry Playbook. Continue reading “The definitive Blackberry Playbook accessories roundup”
Here at MWC , we got to to sit down with the guys from RIM who gave us a proper walkthrough of some of the more important additions in Blackberry Playbook OS 2.0.
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Blackberry Playbook was one of the tablets which failed last year and just recently they had a fire sale which was also not a major success. Anyways RIM has said that the Playbook will be updated to version 2.0 next month.
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Researchers from the Intrepridus Group have found out a security flaw in the bridge feature of the Blackberry Playbook tablet which could potentially let hackers have complete control over a user’s email and calendar.
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RIM is showing a preview of the OS 2.0 software for the BlackBerry PlayBook at CES 2012 this week.Native email might finally arrive on the tablet. The best part is the ability to remote control the Playbook using a BlackBerry handset. You can use the physical keyboard on a Blackberry phone to input stuff on the Playbook.You can find the complete list of features below. It is expected to arrive in the hands of consumers in Feb 2012. Continue reading “BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 Software previewed at CES 2012”
RIM just had it’s Q2 conference call and it was mentioned that the playbook will receive an update to O.S 2.0 which will have many new features including video store where you will be able to rent movies and TV shows.
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Looks like BlackBerry has a new celebrity to promote it’s products in India. The Dabang star Salman Khan launched the BlackBerry PlayBook in India recently. Watch the video below.
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BlackBerry maker Research in Motion today launched the much awaited BlackBerry Tablet – PlayBook at an event in Mumbai today. The 7-inch PlayBook is powered by a 1GHz Dual Core processor and packs 1 GB of RAM. It runs on QNX which makes the BlackBerry PlayBook really snappy. The Multitasking on the PlayBook is the best we have even seen on a Tablet. The Browser and Multimedia capabilities are pretty awesome too. The only letdown is the absence of native email which is coming later year. Continue reading “BlackBerry PlayBook launched in India , Prices Out !”
RIM just officially announced that the PlayBook is finally getting Native Email. This was one of the most criticized features of the device and RIM was blamed for ignoring this feature at the time of launch 2 weeks ago. As expected RIM gave an answer today at Blackberry World that the device is getting an update this summer which will bring native email , calendar and contacts. As of now , you need to use Blackberry Bridge and connect to a Blackberry handset via Bluetooth to get access to email on the device. Continue reading “BlackBerry Playbook finally getting Native Email , Calendar and Contacts this Summer”
The BlackBerry Tablet aka the Playbook went on sale last week in U.S.A and initial sales have been estimated at around 50000 units on day one. Most initial reviews liked the hardware and UI but complained about the lack of native email and messaging.
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Blackberry’s first tablet, the Playbook is now available for purchase through Blackberry’s site and other retailers.
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Today RIM announced that Blackberry Playbook would be available in United states and Canada starting at $499. Distribution of Playbook would be through 20,000 retail stores all over U.S and Canada, starting 19th of April.
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