BlackBerry Contradicts Itself, Playbook 2 Already in Development


Just a day after BlackBerry, formerly known as Research in Motion, CEO Thorsten Heins said that the company would not be releasing another PlayBook tablet until the company could figure out how to differentiate its product and add value to consumers, another BlackBerry executive is now claiming that a PlayBook is already in development and […]

BlackBerry 10 Update for BlackBerry PlayBook Promised


The CEO of BlackBerry, formerly known as RIM, has confirmed that the BlackBerry 10 update will indeed be coming to the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet though Thorsten Heins did not commit to a specific date. Read: 8 BlackBerry Features You’ll Actually Care About. At today’s BlackBerry 10 launch event, RIM, now known as BlackBerry, introduced its […]

RIM Teases Super Bowl ad for BlackBerry 10 And New Tablet


RIM will air a Super Bowl commercial to drum up interesting in BlackBerry 10 smartphones and a new, unannounced tablet according to The Verge. The Super Bowl ad will come just four days after RIM’s January 30 launch event for BlackBerry 10 and the BlackBerry Z10. The Super Bowl is also just a few days […]

Telus to Debut BlackBerry PlayBook 4G LTE in Canada


Canadian carrier Telus will be the first carrier to debut RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook tablet with integrated 4G LTE. The PlayBook had launched last year, but was only available in a WiFi-only configuration and now RIM is updating the slate with 4G LTE and a speedier processor, giving users of its tablets near ubiquitous access to […]

RIM’s 10-Inch BlackBerry PlayBook Shows Up in Vietnam


Vietnamese site Tinhte has come through again, this time with leaked images of Research in Motion’s unannounced 10-inch BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. In the past, it was said that RIM had cancelled plans and developments for a 10-inch variant of its announced and launched 7-inch slate, which runs the BlackBerry PlayBook OS designed on architecture from […]

RIM Delays BlackBerry 10 To 2013, Cuts 5,000 Jobs


It looks like we may never see BlackBerry 10 as RIM pushes the OS back to 2013. RIM announced a loss of $518 million on a revenue of $2.8 billion in its Q1 2013 earnings call. That amounts to a loss of $0.99 per share diluted. For perspective, RIM posted a loss of $0.24 per […]

RIM Discontinues 16GB BlackBerry PlayBook

RIM Discontinues 16GB BlackBerry PlayBook

RIM has discontinued the 16GB BlackBerry PlayBook which leaves the consumers with a choice between the 32GB and 64GB models that are still available. The move, which RIM has confirmed in a statement to Engadget, takes away the BlackBerry PlayBook with the least amount of internal storage space. The 16GB model had also been RIM’s […]

RIM to Stop App Sideloading on BlackBerry PlayBook to Curb Piracy


In an effort to curtail piracy of apps, Research in Motion will roll out a new software update at some point in the future that would remove the ability for users to side load applications, though that capability will remain in some form for developers for the platform. Sideloading is a process that allows users […]

RIM Retreats in Consumer Markets, BlackBerry Now Geared Solely at Enterprise


After slumping sales and a failure to compete effectively in the consumer space in light of stiff competition from newer mobile OSes such as Apple’s iOS and devices running Google’s Android operating system, Research in Motion had announced that it will be exiting the consumer space. In effect, RIM will be returning back to its […]

Two New BlackBerry PlayBook Tablets Coming in 2012?

BlackBerry PlayBook

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 […]

RIM’s Latest PlayBook Promotion Favors Sales of 64 GB Model


Research in Motion is now offering a sale on its PlayBook tablet, pricing the 16, 32, and 64 GB models at $299 each with shipping included. As the BlackBerry-maker has been struggling to move its most inexpensive 16 GB models at regular retail price, my guess is that there is now an excess of 32 […]

Rovio Finally Slinging Angry Birds Onto BlackBerry PlayBook


While content is still sparse and limited for the BlackBerry Playbook, running on the BlackBerry Tablet OS, users of the tablet will now be happy to know that they too can join iOS and Android in partaking in the game of Angry Birds. The tablet edition of Angry Birds is now available in BlackBerry App […]

Best Buy Calls an Audible on BlackBerry PlayBook Sales

BlackBerry PlayBook

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 […]

PlayBook Now On Fire Sale at Best Buy as Kindle Fire Launches


With the launch of the Kindle Fire, both through Amazon and Best Buy recently, it looks like Best Buy is discounting Research in Motion’s BlackBerry PlayBook. Various reports online show that the 16 GB model could be purchased at $199.99, the 32 GB model at $299.99 and the 64 GB model at a surprising $229.99, […]

Adobe Abandoning Flash for Android, Mobile Platforms


After along and acrimonious battle with Apple in trying to squeeze its Flash player, which is not only good for annoying Flash ads, but also for creating interactive websites and content, onto the iOS platform, Adobe had found a supporter and home in Android and RIM’s BlackBerry Tablet OS with the PlayBook. Now, it seems […]

Sad Tale: RIM Offering Buy 2 Get One Playbook for Free

BlackBerry - PlayBook Order

Well, anyone who doesn’t think RIM is in a world of hurt by now is either an unapologetic fanboy or on their executive team. RIM’s much ballyhooed Playbook Tablet didn’t live up to the bally or the hoo. Word that a promised update wasn’t going to show its head until next year seemed to have […]

BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 Delayed Until February

BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0

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

BlackBerry PlayBook

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 […]