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Why the BlackBerry PlayBook is still worth buying

The BlackBerry PlayBook probably isn’t at the top of anyone’s tablet wishlist right now — not that it’s ever been high on the list for most shoppers. Sales have never been particularly strong, and the recent announcement that the PlayBook won’t be upgraded to BlackBerry 10 didn’t help. Nevertheless, the PlayBook is an option worth […]

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BlackBerry introduces the first BB10 phones: The BlackBerry Z10 and Q10

The first two smartphones to ship with the BlackBerry 10 OS are a the touchscreen-only BlackBerry Z10 and the BlackBerry Q10 smartphone with a QWERTY keyboard. The BlackBerry Z10 will have a 4.2 inch, 1280 x 768 pixel, 356 ppi display, a 1.5 GHZ Qualcomm Snadpragon S4 Plus dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB […]

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Research in Motion changes name to BlackBerry

Canadian smartphone maker Research in Motion is changing its name… to BlackBerry. You’d probably be forgiven if you thought that was already the company’s name — but along with today’s BlackBerry 10 software platform, the company went ahead and made things official. BlackBerry 10 is a new operating system based on QNX software. It’s similar to […]

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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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Blackberry PlayBook gets a little harder to find (if anyone’s still looking)

In the market for a 7 inch BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet? You won’t find one at Walmart, Best Buy, or Staples. The folks at Computer World noticed that a number of US retailers are no longer offering the tablet from Canadian phone maker Research in Motion. You can still pick one up from RIM’s BlackBerry Store. […]

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BlackBerry PlayBook 4G reviewed: It’s different than the WiFi version

The BlackBerry PlayBook 4G LTE is now shipping in Canada, and should be available soon in the US. While the new tablet looks nearly identical to the WiFi-only model which launched in 2011, there are a number of minor changes. The most noticeable differences are the inclusion of a 4G radio, a step up from […]

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BlackBerry PlayBook 4G LTE now available in Canada, it’s faster than WiFi-only model

About a year and a half after launching its first tablet, Research in Motion is now offering an upgraded BlackBerry PlayBook in Canada. The BlackBerry PlayBook 4G LTE is the first version of the 7 inch tablet to support mobile broadband, and it’s available from wireless carriers Rogers, Bell, and Telus, with prices starting at […]

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RIM could license BlackBerry OS to other device makers (if anyone’s interested)

One day you may be able to buy a phone or tablet running BlackBerry software which isn’t manufactured by Research in Motion. Up until now, the Canadian company has designed its own hardware and software — but RIM CEO Thorstein Heins told the Telegraph that the company may “look at licensing” the upcoming BlackBerry 10 […]