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Sprint’s launch of BlackBerry PlayBook may be delayed

May 4th, 2011

While Sprint has yet to announce a release date for RIM’s Wi-Fi-only BlackBerry PlayBook or the WiMAX-enabled BlackBerry 4G PlayBook, the former was recently rumored to be set for a May 8th launch. According to a purported communication sent from Sprint to dealers, however, the launch may have been pushed back. “The launch of the …

Live from RIM’s BlackBerry World 2011 keynote!

May 3rd, 2011

We went hands-on with RIM’s new touch and type BlackBerry Bold 9900 / 9930 on Monday — the only device announced at BlackBerry World yesterday — and today we’re back with live coverage of RIM’s BlackBerry World 2011 keynote. RIM just recently launched the BlackBerry PlayBook, and its first tablet was also the first device …

Facebook coming to BlackBerry PlayBook this month, iPad users shed tear

May 2nd, 2011

If you’re addicted to your PlayBook and a certain social network, listen up. Research In Motion has announced a new Facebook application for its 7-inch, QNX-based tablet due out in “May.” The new app will allow users to view and add friends and photos, utilize Facebook’s chat feature, and interact with the News Feed. “There …

RIM and Hulu in talks for PlayBook access

April 22nd, 2011

Research In Motion is working with Hulu in an effort to provide BlackBerry PlayBook users with access to Hulu’s online videos, The Wall Street Journal is reporting. The BlackBerry PlayBook launched with full Adobe Flash support, which meant PlayBook users were able to stream movies and television shows from the online content provider, until Hulu …

BGR's BlackBerry PlayBook giveaway ends today!

April 22nd, 2011

All good things must come to an end, and our BlackBerry PlayBook giveaway is no exception. For those of you who haven’t yet entered, BGR is giving away a 16GB BlackBerry PlayBook tablet that will be shipped right to one lucky winner’s door for free. The contest is open to anyone 18 years of age …

RIM's 2011 BlackBerry lineup explained

April 22nd, 2011

We broke the news on practically all of RIM’s 2011 BlackBerry smartphones, and even scored some hands-on time with more than a couple of them. We wanted to take a minute to highlight the new products coming out of Waterloo now that all of the phones have leaked in some form. Remember, a lot of …

Sprint may launch BlackBerry PlayBook on May 8th [updated]

April 22nd, 2011

Following BGR’s exclusive report detailing Sprint’s plans ahead of the CTIA Wireless 2011 conference, Sprint confirmed that it would launch a 4G WiMAX-enabled version of the BlackBerry PlayBook this summer. We also said Sprint would first carry the Wi-Fi-only version of the PlayBook. Now, technology enthusiast blog Spantechular claims to have received an internal document …

Analyst pegs PlayBook opening day sales at 45,000

April 21st, 2011

Not a bad start for Research In Motion’s BlackBerry PlayBook tablet according to Jeffries & Co. analyst Peter Misek. According to a recent research note, Misek estimates that the Canadian mobile giant sold 25,000 PlayBook tablets during the online pre-order period and another 20,000 on opening day. “If correct, 45K+ sell through on the first …

First day BlackBerry PlayBook sales may have exceeded expectations

April 20th, 2011

Amid multiple reports to the contrary, RBC Capital Markets General Manager Mike Abramsky on Wednesday said first day PlayBook sales likely exceeded analysts’ expectations. In a note to investors, Abramsky states that RIM may have moved about 50,000 PlayBook tablets on launch day alone, including pre-order sales. The analyst and his team placed calls to …

RIM Co-CEO dances around BlackBerry PlayBook criticism in interview [video]

April 15th, 2011

While we like where Research In Motion is going with its new BlackBerry Playbook, there’s little question at this point that it is a rushed product. RIM admits as much by constantly talking about future updates that will bring missing functionality to the platform, just as Microsoft has done with its Windows Phone platform. As …