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Blackberry PlayBook hands-on!

January 5th, 2011

This afternoon, RIM welcomed us into their CES lair to get some much-anticipated hands-on time with the Playbook. We were able to spend about 15 minutes manhandling the device, and while the software on the machine is a pre-beta build and not final, we came away with some pretty good impressions — for the second …

RIM Q3 beats the street; good Q4 guidance

December 16th, 2010

Research In Motion reported its third quarter earnings Thursday evening, and it beat Wall Street’s estimates in several key areas. The BlackBerry maker’s revenue was up 40% year-over-year to $5.5 billion on record shipments of 14.2 million devices — also up 40% year-over-year. This beat the street’s consensus of $5.4 billion in revenue and shipments …

BlackBerry PlayBook hands-on video demo

December 8th, 2010

We promised a hands on demo video of the BlackBerry PlayBook, and that’s what you’re going to get from us — almost 10 minutes of 1080p joy. As we said previously, we were pretty impressed seeing the PlayBook demo’d in person right in front of us, and well, we could go on for days. Check …

Research In Motion renaming WES developer conference

December 3rd, 2010

We have just heard from multiple sources that Research In Motion will be renaming its popular annual developer conference, the Wireless Enterprise Symposium. In addition to a name change, we’re told that the company will be changing the direction of the conference to better reflect RIM’s current focus on its QNX operating system as well …

RIM acquires The Astonishing Tribe (TAT), the SWAT team of UI design

December 2nd, 2010

RIM’s upcoming QNX-based OS is about to get a swift kick in the UI, as the company announced its acquisition of The Astonishing Tribe on Thursday. Also known as TAT, the team is renowned for its stunning UI work that often includes unique concepts that never manage to find their way to production devices. While …

Fantasy Football app for BlackBerry Playbook get demoed

November 18th, 2010

If you have been waiting to see what a 3rd party developer has in store for RIM’s upcoming Playbook tablet launch, this is the first significant video demo we have found — and it looks great. From Universal Mind, they write on their blog about the development experience: It was entirely built using Adobe Flash …

BlackBerry PlayBook demoed live at Adobe MAX

October 25th, 2010

Following news that RIM made an initial build of its QNX-based OS simulator available for Windows and Mac, company Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis demoed RIM’s tablet live for the first time this morning at the Adobe MAX show. When RIM announced its upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook tablet last month, the company chose not to demo the device …

BlackBerry Playbook simulator now available for Mac and Windows

October 25th, 2010

If you’re anxious to see just what the new, QNX-based operating system on the BlackBerry Playbook is going to look like, listen up. The company has just released the Playbook OS simulator — along with the Adobe Air SDK — for both Mac OS X and Windows on its developer site. The simulator does not reveal any …