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Developers port thousands of Android apps to BlackBerry in advance of BB10 launch

Research in Motion plans to launch the first BlackBerry 10 smartphones in the coming weeks, and when they hit the streets there will be tens of thousands of apps ready to download from the BlackBerry World store. Over the past few weeks those numbers have gone way up as RIM has held “Port-A-Thons” to encourage […]

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RIM to launch BlackBerry 10 on Jan 30, 2013

RIM has announced plans for an international BlackBerry 10 launch event on January 30th, 2013. The company will introduce its first 2 BlackBerry 10 smartphones and unveil availability information. While there’s no mention of tablets in the press release, the BlackBerry 10 operating system is also expected to run on the 7 inch PlayBook tablet […]

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RIM lays out policy on jailbreaking (hint: don’t do it)

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion sells a lot of products to business clients, so it’s no surprise that security is a key feature. So when people figure out how to jailbreak a device such as the BlackBerry PlayBook by exploiting a security hole in the software, it’s not surprising that RIM moves to patch that […]

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BlackBerry PlayBook gone wild: Refurbished for $150, employee models for $99

So you thought those $199 BlackBerry PlayBook tablets that have been on sale in the US and Canada for the past week were cheap? That’s nothing. Today Best Buy started selling refurbished models for as little as $150, and Research in Motion is offering tablets to employees for as little as $99. Here’s the breakdown […]

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BlackBerry PlayBook orders reduced due to low demand

Research in Motion’s BlackBerry PlayBook tablet isn’t selling very well. While the company had hoped to ship at least 4 million tablets this year, it appears that fewer than 800 thousand BlackBerry tablets were shipped in the first half of 2011, and it’s not clear how many of those are still sitting on store shelves (instead of […]

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3 things the BlackBerry PlayBook does better than Android tablets

The BlackBerry PlayBook is a tablet with a speedy 1 GHz TI OMAP 4430 dual core processor, an attractive 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display, and a new operating system that’s been designed for touch. But the PlayBook hasn’t gotten as much attention as competing tablets running Android or iOS in recent months, and […]

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BlackBerry PlayBook price cuts, software updates on the horizon

The BlackBerry PlayBook isn’t selling very well. Today Research in Motion executives noted that the company shipped 200,000 BlackBerry tablets during the latest quarter. Add the 500,000 tablets that RIM shipped the quarter before that, and… well that’s about it. RIM has shipped 700,000 tablets. We don’t know how many people have actually bought them because […]