New BlackBerry PlayBook Software Coming Soon OTA


Research in Motion has announced a new incremental OS to its tablet platform for the BlackBery PlayBook. While the operating system update, which takes the BlackBerry Tablet OS to version 1.0.5 still doesn’t bring the promised email and calendar apps natively to the PlayBook nor Android app compatibility, it does bring some new features, including […]

BlackBerry PlayBook Still Coming to Sprint, Should Arrive June 5th

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It looks like Sprint still intends on releasing the BlackBerry PlayBook and it appears that it intends on releasing it soon. According to remarks made by Sprint Market Director Gerald Evans – which have since been deleted – the PlayBook will arrive on Sprint in Wi-Fi form on June 5th. Here is what he said: […]

How to Pick a Tablet For Your Needs [InfoGraphic]


Finding the right tablet these days can be a challenging and circuitous decision process, which is evident from the humorous choose your own adventure tablet picking infographic our friends at Retrevo put together. Click for Larger While the infographic may not really help you find the perfect tablet, it does highlight a large part of the decision […]

BlackBerry PlayBook 2 Gets Detailed: 10-Inch Display, 4G Radio

BlackBerry PlayBook

RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook tablet has only been out for two months, the company has yet to even ship their WiMax flavored PlayBook on Sprint and already we are hearing rumors of a sequel that is currently being dubbed, the BlackBerry PlayBook 2. N4BB is citing sources that are claiming that RIM is preparing to release […]

PlayBook Sales May Begin to Plateau


Despite an early good start to its debut tablet, Research in Motion’s BlackBerry Playbook may be reaching a point where sales are plateauing, if not tapering off. Predictions of the latest sales number come from Wedbush Securities analyst Scott Sutherland, who believes that sales figure for the tablet will be no more than 450,000 units […]

PlayBook Giving RIM Big Pay Day?


Sales of the RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook appear to be exceedingly positive with some analysts estimating that the BlackBerry-maker has moved over 250,000 units of the debuting tablets in the first month of sales. Sales of the PlayBook now have surpassed Motorola’s sales of the Android 3.0 Honeycomb debut tablet, which sold the same number in […]

Recent BlackBerry PlayBook Software Update Shortens Battery Life


Research in Motion’s recent firmware update released to the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet may have the ill effect of killing the tablet’s battery sooner than before the update. The device’s battery life was called into question before the tablet was even made available for public consumption, and RIM has promised a full day’s of power with […]

RIM Issues Recall for 1000 BlackBerry PlayBook Tablets

BlackBerry PlayBook Initial Setup

RIM confirmed today that it has recalled around 1000 BlackBerry PlayBook tablets because they were sent off with an unstable OS build that prevented them from being able to load up the software on the initial set-up of the device. The company claims that a majority of the devices affected by the bad version of […]

RIM Demos Android Apps on BlackBerry PlayBook, Again (Video)

BlackBerry PlayBook

If RIM’s earlier demo of Android applications running on the BlackBerry PlayBook earlier wasn’t enough, the company has posted another video of the tablet showing off its ability to run applications of the Android variety. As opposed to the video earlier this week, RIM’s new video gives us a closer and more detailed look at […]

RIM Hints at Keyboard Plans for BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet


Research in Motion’s head of accessories Bruce Winter had hinted that a keyboard accessory may be coming in the next few months for the Canandian BlackBerry-maker’s first tablet foray with the BlackBerry PlayBook. The move would be the first time that RIM would be releasing a keyboard that’s not attached to one of its smartphones, known […]

Sprint BlackBerry PlayBook Reportedly Delayed Again

Sprint BlackBerry PlayBook

While we had heard that Sprint’s BlackBerry PlayBook would be launching on May 8th alongside the Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi and the Nexus S 4G. Unfortunately, it looks like May 8th isn’t going to be the date that the PlayBook hits Sprint as new found evidence points to another delay. An internal document procured by BriefMobile […]

RIM Demos Android Apps Running on BlackBerry PlayBook (Video)

BlackBerry PlayBook

Today at BlackBerry World, RIM finally gave us a taste of how Android applications are going to run on their tablet device, the BlackBerry PlayBook. Back at the end of March, RIM confirmed the fact that the PlayBook would eventually get the ability to run Android applications. In the video below, you’ll get a short […]

RIM Brings BBM to PlayBook Via BlackBerry Bridge


The good news is that early adopters of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet can now BBM their BFFs to their heart’s content. The bad news, however, is that BlackBerry Messenger on the PlayBook is not a native app and requires a BlackBerry smartphone to be tethered over Bluetooth to the PlayBook in a process called BlackBerry […]

Sales of BlackBerry PlayBook Exceeded Best Buy’s Expectations


Despite early mixed reviews for Research in Motion’s first foray into the tablet space, the PlayBook slate is doing well in terms of sales according to retail partner Best Buy. Though Best Buy did not release any early sales figure for the tablet, the retailer did say, “To date, we have far exceeded those expectations and […]

Facebook for BlackBerry PlayBook Arrives This Month, iPad 2 Owners Envious


RIM has announced that Facebook for the BlackBerry PlayBook will be coming later on this month with a host of features that should make PlayBook owners with a mean social networking habit very excited. The application is going to be an optimized addition for the PlayBook tablet meaning the device will likely see a dedicated […]

BlackBerry PlayBook Headed to Verizon

BlackBerry PlayBook for Verizon

According to Verizon’s 2011 winter consumer guide (seriously), the BlackBerry PlayBook will be headed to the network ‘soon.’ This is of course great news for folks who were downtrodden after Verizon indicated that it was still evaluating whether or not the PlayBook would show up on the network. When it’s going to show up exactly […]

News Flash! BlackBerry Playbook Will Break When Dropped Repeatedly!

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SquareTrade’s PR firm sent over a video of a BlackBerry PlayBook drop test. Not surprisingly, the PlayBook’s display shatters after being dropped onto a concrete surface repeatedly. I’m all for educational videos, but anyone stupid enough to let the above video influence their purchasing decision deserves a busted tablet.

Staples Goes All in on Tablets & eBook Readers


Best Buy has done a great job capturing the consumer mindshare, and wallet-share, over the past few years, but Staples is about to dive in full force in an attempt to become the go to retail location for tablets. As this week’s ad for Staples suggests, you can go into a local Staples location and […]