BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 Release Date Pegged for February 17th

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While we know BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 is on the way, we still don’t know exactly when RIM will be rolling it out. However, there is a date that seems to be popping up more than most making it the front-runner as the release date. That date is February 17th which just so happens to […]

Sprint Laying Down BlackBerry PlayBook, HTC EVO View 4G, EVO 4G to Rest

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It looks like Sprint is gearing up to retire some older smartphone and tablet models in an attempt to make room on its retail shelves for newer upcoming models with 4G LTE on-board. The models being retired and placed on Sprint’s EOL, or End-of-Life, list include the WiFi-only version of Research in Motion’s BlackBerry PlayBook, […]

RIM 2012 Roadmap: BlackBerry 10 Phones, New Curves, New PlayBook

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It appears that RIM’s 2012/Q1 2013 roadmap has leaked out today revealing the devices that new CEO Thorsten Heins will see to the market. If they even make it that far. The roadmap reveals that RIM has a few, but not a lot of hardware on the way this year with the company planning on […]

Two New BlackBerry PlayBook Tablets Coming in 2012?

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It would appear that RIM hasn’t given up on the tablet business just yet as N4BB is reporting that the company is gearing up to release not just one, but two new BlackBerry PlayBook tablets in 2012. RIM will apparently be launching a 7-inch version of the PlayBook in April, which will be 3G, and […]

Best Buy Calls an Audible on BlackBerry PlayBook Sales

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It appears that the BlackBerry PlayBook has gone the way of the HP TouchPad as stock on Best Buy’s website has dwindled into non-existence amidst reports that the retailer has begun canceling orders of those that placed orders for RIM’s tablet. Best Buy’s forums are currently rife with complaints from people who say that Best […]

BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 Delayed Until February

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Back in mid-September, RIM confirmed that a major software update for the BlackBerry PlayBook would be shown off at this month’s DevCon and be released shortly afterward. Well, sad to say, but that timeline has taken a tumble as the company has confirmed that the BlackBerry PlayBook’s OS 2.0 software will not be rolling out […]

The BlackBerry PlayBook Isn’t Dead, But It’s Certainly Dying

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Earlier today, a report from Collins Stewart analyst┬áJohn Vinh suggested that RIM’s manufacturing partner, Quanta, who is responsible for production of the BlackBerry PlayBook, was ordered to halt production of the tablet device due to poor sales. RIM took exception to this report and has fired back saying that it does not plan to cancel […]

BlackBerry PlayBook Price Slashed at Best Buy

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Shortly after Amazon stuck fear into the hearts of tablet makers around the world, RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook tablet saw a considerable price drop occur over at Best Buy. Yesterday, Amazon announced the Android-powered Kindle Fire tablet which will be priced at a modest $199 and in an apparent response, the PlayBook dropped down from $499 […]

BlackBerry PlayBook Price Cuts Begin

BlackBerry PlayBook Price Cuts Begin

Yesterday, during RIM’s Q2 earnings call, Co-CEO Jim Balsillie stated that the BlackBerry PlayBook would start seeing some price cuts. He didn’t specify when or how much of a price decrease the tablet would see only promising that something was coming. Well, sure enough, today, we have our first price drop on the PlayBook courtesy […]

BlackBerry PlayBook to Soon See Price Cuts, Major Software Update

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Today hasn’t been a very good day for RIM. It announced that it had only shipped 10.6 million BlackBerry phones in August and it had only shipped a dismal 200,000 BlackBerry PlayBook tablets last quarter. Notice that that says shipped and not sold. The sales numbers are unknown but I think it’s pretty safe to […]

RIM: 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook in the Works

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Earlier today, Sprint confirmed that it had canceled the WiMax 4G version of RIM’s tablet, the BlackBerry PlayBook. Bad news for those who wanted to scoop one up and even worse news for RIM, a company that just can’t seem to catch a break lately. All hope for a 4G powered PlayBook is not lost […]

BlackBerry 4G PlayBook Canceled by Sprint

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It looks like there is more bad news for RIM as the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Sprint has canceled the WiMax-enabled BlackBerry PlayBook tablet that was supposed to arrive sometime this fall. The WiMax PlayBook had originally been supposed to launch this summer but reports in June then surfaced indicated that it had […]

BlackBerry PlayBook Android Support Won’t Come Until Late Fall

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Remember when RIM promised that the BlackBerry PlayBook would be able to run Android applications at some point this summer? If you own a BlackBerry PlayBook, you were probably giddy from hearing the news and watching RIM demo Android apps. Unfortunately, we’ve got some more bad news in the Land of RIM today as the […]

RIM Has No Plans to Halt Production of WiFi BlackBerry PlayBook

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Research in Motion has utilized Twitter to address rumors that the company may halt production of its PlayBook tablet, stating that it has no plans to do so and that the PlayBook is continuing to launch in new countries every week: “Pure fiction. No plan to discontinue. In fact, WiFi PlayBook is launching in new […]

BlackBerry Bridge Finally Available to AT&T Customers

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AT&T customers who are also BlackBerry PlayBook owners should be happy to learn that BlackBerry Bridge support has finally arrived and the application is going to be showing up on the BlackBerry App World catalog throughout the day. The release of BlackBerry Bridge to AT&T customers has been a long time coming. All the way […]

RIM Senior Exec Pleads for Change in Open Letter to Bosses

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It’s no secret that RIM has been struggling. The phone they announced at BlackBerry World, the BlackBerry 9900/9930, has been delayed. The BlackBerry PlayBook launched to mediocre reviews and sales of the tablet have been average at best. The company’s workforce has taken a hit and it’s still a ways off from getting its first […]

BlackBerry 4G PlayBook Reportedly Delayed Until Fall

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More bad news on the BlackBerry front as Research in Motion’s Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis has revealed that the company will not be launching 4G BlackBerry PlayBook models until fall, much different than the summer window which had been previously announced. Lazaridis’ statement was made in passing as he was talking about how he was excited […]

BlackBerry PlayBook Launching in 16 New Countries

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RIM has announced that its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet will be headed to 16 new countries at some in the next 30 days. And while the company specified which countries it would be launching in, it failed to provide any specifics as to when exactly we might see it show up. Sales of RIM’s first tablet […]

Sprint Announces WiFi BlackBerry PlayBook

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Sprint has yet to launch its 4G WiMax edition of Research in Motion’s BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, but the carrier has now announced that it will start selling the 16 GB WiFi edition through its channels, including its corporate-owned retail stores. The 16 GB WiFi edition of the PlayBook tablet will retail for $499.99. The device […]