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BlackBerry 4G PlayBook goes live on Sprint website; launches this summer

March 21st, 2011

Following our exclusive report from this past Friday, Sprint has added preliminary information surrounding the BlackBerry 4G PlayBook to its website. A WiMAX-enabled version of the BlackBerry PlayBook will be among several devices shown off by Sprint at this year’s CTIA Wireless conference, which kicks off on Tuesday. Sprint announced earlier that it would launch …

BlackBerry PlayBook hands-on, again [video]

March 4th, 2011

We met up with RIM a few days back in New York City to once again get some hands-on time with the upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook, and we definitely liked what we saw. While the OS the PlayBook was running, we’re told, was from around December, the device performed very swiftly and webpages like BGR.com loaded …

BlackBerry PlayBook launching on April 10th

March 2nd, 2011

We have been told by multiple sources that RIM’s very first tablet will be launching on April 10th in retail locations. Additionally, we’re told the OS goes GM (gold master) on March 31st and that when you boot up the device right out of the box, you’ll be prompted to upgrade to a newer version …

BlackBerry PlayBook will support Android apps, RIM rep proclaims [video]

February 27th, 2011

BGR exclusively reported in January that Research in Motion was hard at work trying to add support for Android applications to the BlackBerry PlayBook and its QNX-based OS. The move would be a major one, as access to the second-largest mobile development ecosystem would give RIM’s new platform a huge jump in the all-important app …

New evidence of Android apps running on BlackBerry phones emerges

February 24th, 2011

Mobile app developer ShopSavvy reports that its Android application has recently been tested on multiple BlackBerry devices. BGR exclusively reported last month that RIM may be working on a solution that would allow Android apps to run on its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. Now, it appears as though RIM may be doing more extensive testing with Android …

RIM, TAT show off gorgeous BlackBerry PlayBook apps at MWC [video]

February 17th, 2011

RIM might have the enterprise market squarely in its sights with the upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, but the sleek device is hardly all business. At Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona, recent RIM acquisition The Astonishing Tribe was on hand to show off two applications built to demo some of the QNX-powered PlayBook’s capabilities. And as can …

RIM reveals plans for LTE, HSPA+ BlackBerry PlayBook tablets

February 15th, 2011

Cell phone maker Research In Motion has yet to reveal pricing or specific release dates for the first two versions of it’s initial tablet offering, but that apparently won’t stop the company from confirming a third and a fourth version of the device. RIM on Monday revealed plans to release an LTE-compatible BlackBerry PlayBook as …

BlackBerry PlayBook OEM accessories and accessory pricing allegedly revealed

February 14th, 2011

A series of what are purported to be leaked internal slides from RIM may reveal details surrounding various OEM BlackBerry PlayBook accessories. While the authenticity of the slides obtained by enthusiast blog Fommy has not been confirmed, they may give us our first glimpse as a variety of OEM accessories for the BlackBerry PlayBook, as well as pricing …

BlackBerry PlayBook is ‘dead on arrival’, analyst claims

February 1st, 2011

Wedge Partners principal Brian Blair on Tuesday issued a note to clients that called RIM’s upcoming virgin tablet offering “dead on arrival.” RIM is set to debut the BlackBerry PlayBook next month and opinions of press, bloggers and analysts have been very polarized thus far. Some think the PlayBook will be well received by the …

BlackBerry PlayBook production in full swing ahead of launch

January 28th, 2011

Rumors of possible delays may be further quashed on Friday as industry watcher DigiTimes reports that production of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet is now in full swing. Quanta, the China-based manufacturer charged with building the BlackBerry tablets, is said to have ramped up production ahead of the device’s anticipated release in March. A pace of …