BlackBerry PlayBook

  • Review

    PlayBook plays in WiFi world

    Posted May 31, 2011 - 12:53 am

    Research in Motion's PlayBook tablet is primarily intended to connect with a BlackBerry handheld device via Bluetooth in order to present an enhanced display of the BlackBerry's e-mail, contacts list, calendar and other items.
  • Make your BlackBerry PlayBook battery last longer

    Posted May 26, 2011 - 4:41 pm

    When I first started using my BlackBerry PlayBook tablet about a month ago, I was impressed that I could get through nearly an entire day of moderate-to-heavy use--non-stop e-mail and messaging, frequent browsing and checking my social networks, along with the occasional streamed video or audio track.
  • PlayBook quick tip: How to type special characters

    Posted May 24, 2011 - 12:11 pm

    The other day, while sipping a latte at the café and attempting to share my caffeine consumption with friends and colleagues via Twitter, I realized that though I've become fairly proficient with my BlackBerry PlayBook tablet's touch-screen keyboard, I didn't know how to type that accented "e" in "café."
  • RIM tries hard to right the PlayBook

    Posted May 16, 2011 - 3:58 pm

    In launching its own tablet, Research in Motion tried to take a page from the Apple playbook, but in the end it looks more like a move from now semi-defunct Palm's strategy on how to lose market share and destroy your influence with consumers and businesses alike.
  • BlackBerry PlayBook video chat behind the firewall

    Posted May 12, 2011 - 12:46 pm

    If you're attempting to employ RIM's brand new BlackBerry PlayBook Video Chat application while connected to a corporate network, but keep experiencing connectivity issues, your problems could be related to blocked ports or port forwarding in your enterprise firewall.
  • BlackBerry PlayBook tips for all RIM tablet users

    Posted May 11, 2011 - 6:28 pm

    Research In Motion's (RIM) first tablet PC, the BlackBerry PlayBook, was released in the United States and Canada almost a month ago, on April 19. Whether you ran right out to your local electronics retailer to pick up a PlayBook and you haven't put it down since, or you just nabbed a RIM tablet of your own today, you're sure to benefit from the following seven PlayBook tips and tricks.
  • Review

    iPad vs. PlayBook: What Apple can learn

    Posted May 11, 2011 - 2:24 pm

    The iPad is the industry's hottest gadget, while the PlayBook has had trouble gaining traction. That doesn't mean that Apple couldn't learn a thing or two from its competition.
  • PlayBook security: How RIM aims to keep work and play separate

    Posted May 4, 2011 - 10:47 am

    One of Research in Motion's biggest challenges in a world of the iPhone and Android has been how to keep its products fun and fresh while maintaining the high level of security its corporate users have come to rely on.
  • First look at BlackBerry PlayBook native email, PIM apps

    Posted May 3, 2011 - 2:54 pm

    Research In Motion (RIM) showed off the upcoming native e-mail and personal information management (PIM) apps for its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet for the first time this morning, including calendar and contacts, at its annual BlackBerry World Conference in Orlando. And the company says the native PlayBook apps should be available sometime this summer.
  • PlayBook tablet sales surpass Best Buy's expectations

    Posted April 28, 2011 - 5:11 pm

    BlackBerry PlayBook tablet sales have far exceeded expectations at retailer Best Buy, the company said after more than a full week of sales.
  • Users report BlackBerry PlayBooks failing to restart

    Posted April 25, 2011 - 3:33 pm

    The sudden death syndrome's cause and fix are so far unknown
  • 24 hours with the BlackBerry PlayBook

    Posted April 22, 2011 - 5:35 pm

    I bought a Blackberry PlayBook yesterday, but I'll probably return it.
  • PlayBook's first-day sales outdo Galaxy Tab and Xoom, analyst says

    Posted April 21, 2011 - 4:38 pm

    BlackBerry PlayBook sales hit 50,000 for the first day of sales on April 19, including pre-sales, an analyst at RBC Capital Markets estimated.
  • Review

    RIM BlackBerry PlayBook: Unfinished, unusable

    Posted April 21, 2011 - 6:06 am

    The BlackBerry-tethered tablet can't do very much, and its tethering requirement means few users can actually use it
  • RIM PlayBook launches: Here's your mini-guide

    Posted April 19, 2011 - 10:55 am

    Research in Motion Tuesday started making available its answer to the iPad: an enterprise-focused tablet computer called the PlayBook that starts at $500.
  • Video

    RIM previews the PlayBook ahead of launch this week

    Posted April 17, 2011 - 9:27 pm

    Ahead of the launch of its PlayBook tablet, Research in Motion executives were out in New York promoting the device. The PlayBook, due to go on sale April 19, will go up against Apple's iPad and an increasing number of competitors in the tablet space.
  • Can the PlayBook serve two masters?

    Posted April 15, 2011 - 6:08 am

    The BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, which goes on sale Tuesday starting at $499, is performing a balancing act between two worlds -- enterprise customers and consumers.
  • RIM's PlayBook faces mixed reception ahead of launch

    Posted April 15, 2011 - 2:55 am

    Research in Motion executives came out in force Thursday evening in New York, playing hosts at the industry launch of the PlayBook tablet in an effort to convince market watchers and potential users that the device is a serious contender in an arena dominated by Apple's iPad.
  • Review

    Four things RIM's PlayBook got wrong

    Posted April 14, 2011 - 2:09 pm

    For all of the PlayBook tablet's hardware triumphs, its software troubles could be its undoing.
  • Four reasons to avoid the BlackBerry PlayBook

    Posted March 28, 2011 - 9:15 pm

    The BlackBerry PlayBook will soon move from vaporware to the real world. The seven-inch tablet will be available April 19 in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB models that match the price of equivalent Apple iPad 2 models at $500, $600, and $700. The parity of storage capacity and price makes for a somewhat level playing field in comparing the two, so here are a few reasons that stand out to steer clear of the BlackBerry PlayBook.
  • BlackBerry PlayBook will run Android apps

    Posted March 24, 2011 - 10:17 pm

    Research In Motion announced on Thursday that users of its PlayBook tablet will be able to run Android and Java applications.
  • Blackberry Playbook to Run Android Apps, Report says

    Posted February 11, 2011 - 1:45 pm

    In the battle for tablet dominance Research in Motion has a wildcard up its sleeve. RIM's tablet, the Blackberry Playbook, can run Android apps designed originally for tablets that run the Android mobile operating system. This is according to reports from Bloomberg that cite three unnamed sources. RIM has not confirmed the report.
  • BlackBerry PlayBook tablet poses big challenge for RIM

    Posted January 13, 2011 - 3:08 pm

    Research in Motion showed off its upcoming 7-in. PlayBook tablet today in Boston, arguing that the device can bridge the consumer and enterprise market for tablets.
  • BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet: A video look

    Posted January 7, 2011 - 11:40 am

    Tablet PCs are all the rage at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, and BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) is currently demonstrating one of the most-anticipated tablets at the event: The seven-inch BlackBerry PlayBook.
  • RIM accepting PlayBook apps for BlackBerry App World

    Posted December 7, 2010 - 4:19 pm

    Developers are eligible for free BlackBerry PlayBook if their apps are accepted for into App World
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