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  • Dead tablet walking: No more big updates coming for the BlackBerry Playbook

    Posted July 18, 2013 - 10:55 am

    Not only is the Playbook not getting a BB10 port, it's not getting anything.
  • BlackBerry dumps plans to upgrade PlayBook tablet to BB10 operating system

    Posted June 28, 2013 - 2:46 pm

    Despite past promises to the contrary, BlackBerry says it isn't bringing the BB10 operating system to its PlayBook tablet.
  • Why BlackBerry's tepid tablet strategy could be its fatal flaw

    Posted June 4, 2013 - 11:12 am

    Ever since BlackBerry first launched its PlayBook tablet back in April 2011, the company's tablet strategy has been flawed.
  • PlayBook OS 2.1 update boosts security, management

    Posted October 3, 2012 - 12:06 pm

    Research in Motion Wednesday released a BlackBerry PlayBook OS update that adds full device encryption to secure personal data stored on the device to go along with the already-available encryption for corporate data.
  • RIM's LTE PlayBook tablet on sale next week

    Posted August 2, 2012 - 12:39 pm

    RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook tablet now comes with LTE cellular connectivity.
  • Is RIM blocking side-loading of apps on the PlayBook or not?

    Posted April 11, 2012 - 7:30 am

    A casual tweet sparks controversy and confusion over whether BlackBerry PlayBook users will be able to side-load apps apart from RIM's online store. A followup blog post doesn't bring much more clarity.
  • BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0: Four things IT needs to know

    Posted February 25, 2012 - 7:10 am

    RIM shored up some of these holes in its PlayBook software with the much-anticipated release of PlayBook OS 2.0. PlayBook users now have native e-mail and PIM, and the tablets can be connected to Microsoft Exchange servers for access to corporate mail, contacts and calendar--though not via BES.
  • RIM selling PlayBook tablets for $300 each

    Posted January 3, 2012 - 5:23 pm

    Research In Motion has launched yet another sale on its PlayBook tablet, selling discounted versions of the device for $300.
  • RIM stands by Flash mobile as it pursues HTML5

    Posted November 10, 2011 - 3:53 pm

    Research in Motion will continue to use Adobe Flash Player, at least for the BlackBerry Playbook tablet, even after Adobe announced it will discontinue Flash for the mobile Web.
  • Does Apple finally have a tablet battle on it hands?

    Posted October 21, 2011 - 7:07 pm

    Global sales of the iPad fell in Q3 to 67% from 96% a year ago, according to a research firm. And the Kindle Fire looms.
  • Four key BlackBerry DevCon announcements -- and what they mean to you

    Posted October 19, 2011 - 1:45 pm

    Research in Motion (RIM) is holding its fourth annual BlackBerry Developer Conference (DevCon) this week in San Francisco. Though today is only day two of the three-day event, the BlackBerry-maker has already made a number of significant announcements that are sure to please both RIM developers and BlackBerry users.
  • RIM is the Newt Gingrich of the tablet market

    Posted September 30, 2011 - 11:11 am

    The BlackBerry PlayBook maker refutes rumors that it's already looking to abandon the tablet market in the face of poor sales.
  • RIM calls report of PlayBook's demise 'pure fiction'

    Posted September 29, 2011 - 4:08 pm

    Research in Motion said Thursday that it remains committed to the PlayBook tablet and the tablet market, discounting an analyst's report that said the death of the tablet is imminent.
  • Best Buy starts a RIM PlayBook fire sale

    Posted September 29, 2011 - 11:35 am

    Best Buy has knocked $200 off all models of RIM's fledgling BlackBerry PlayBook, a move perfectly timed with the unveiling of Amazon's $199 tablet, the Kindle Fire. Now you get a 16GB PlayBook for $299 (formerly $499), a 32GB model for $399 (formerly $599), and a 64GB model for $499 (formerly $699).
  • iPad, meet your first serious competition

    Posted September 28, 2011 - 12:52 pm

    At $199,'s Kindle Fire tablet computer should be attractive to shoppers who want a good tablet at a reasonable price.
  • Beginning of the end for RIM's PlayBook

    Posted September 26, 2011 - 3:34 pm

    With production lines cut and deep discounts being offered, RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook is headed down the TouchPad trail.
  • BlackBerry PlayBook getting the TouchPad deep discount treatment

    Posted September 2, 2011 - 11:46 am

    It seems the only way to beat Apple and its iPad in the tablet market these days is to knock down your prices to the point of unprofitability.
  • PlayBook OS updated after Adobe Flash security issue

    Posted June 13, 2011 - 1:44 am

    A new version of the BlackBerry Tablet OS will soon be available to all BlackBerry PlayBook tablet users, to address a security issue raised by Adobe about its Flash Player, Research In Motion said Sunday.
  • Security shootout: PlayBook, iPad, Android

    Posted June 10, 2011 - 4:37 pm

    By now, CIOs everywhere have felt at least a little pressure to bring new-fangled tablets to the enterprise: Apple iPads, BlackBerry PlayBooks, even Android machines. But many claim security on tablets remains woefully immature--or is it?
  • BlackBerry PlayBook Gets Fresh Facebook App

    Posted June 7, 2011 - 9:16 pm

    A BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet OS update released this morning brings a freshened Facebook app, the ability to make in-app purchases and other minor improvements, but no Android emulator or native e-mail app. The free 312MB update (version is available via the PlayBook settings menu now, and will be available in the BlackBerry AppWorld app store as well.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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