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BlackBerry PlayBook giveaway!

April 15th, 2011

RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook is a bold new direction for the company, and we have a brand new multitasking, Flash-browsing, BlackBerry-Messaging tablet to give away to one lucky reader! It’s a 16GB Wi-Fi model, and here’s how you can enter… Let us know your favorite thing about the PlayBook by telling us why you want one …

BlackBerry PlayBook review

April 13th, 2011

The BlackBerry PlayBook isn’t just the first tablet out of Research In Motion — it’s the first product to emerge from the company’s new do-or-die strategy. The PlayBook combines and showcases the underlying fabric that will set RIM up for the next 10 years. With RIM rumored to have only started working on the PlayBook …

BlackBerry PlayBook pre-orders start at RadioShack

April 13th, 2011

We just received confirmation that RadioShack has begun accepting pre-orders for RIM’s upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. You can reserve yours for now $499, and RadioShack says it will be available starting on April 19th. The PlayBook sports a 7-inch touchscreen display with 1024 x 600-pixel resolution. It’s powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor, runs RIM’s …

Apple iPad to dominate tablet market through 2015, Gartner says

April 11th, 2011

Apple’s iPad will continue to dominate the “media tablet” market for years to come, research firm Gartner said on Monday. While Google’s Android platform is expected to gain market share rapidly as iOS’ share declines over the next five years, Gartner still sees iOS as owning the largest share in the tablet market five years …

RBC calls RIM earnings a ‘tale of two cities’

March 25th, 2011

In a note to investors on Friday, RBC Capital Markets Managing Director Mike Abramsky attempts to put Research In Motion’s fourth-quarter earnings and first-quarter guidance in perspective. RIM reported its fourth-quarter and full-year earnings after the bell on Thursday and shares of RIM stock subsequently plummeted by as much as 12% in after hours trading. …

RIM opens up BlackBerry PlayBook to support Android apps

March 24th, 2011

The news we reported exclusively many months ago has just been officially confirmed by RIM — the company will indeed support Google Android apps on its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet and on new QNX-based BlackBerry smartphones moving forward. RIM is also offering a suite of tools for Android developers that will allow them to easily port …

Another analyst bashes BlackBerry PlayBook

March 24th, 2011

Research In Motion announced this week that its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet will finally launch next month, thus lighting a fire under several analysts excited to resume their PlayBook bashing. Among them was Stifel analyst Doug Reid, who issued a research note on Wednesday suggesting RIM’s first tablet offering will not deliver on the hype. “First, …

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 …

Sears Canada: BlackBerry PlayBook shipping April 10th, pre-orders begin tomorrow

March 11th, 2011

According to an email offer being sent to Sears Canada affiliates, Research In Motion’s highly anticipated BlackBerry PlayBook tablet will begin shipping on April 10th — the launch date we reported exclusively earlier this month. The email offers recipients the opportunity to pre-order the device beginning tomorrow, March 12th. The PlayBook at Sears… okay. We’ve reached out …