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BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.01 update improves Android app support

BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.01 update improves Android app support

RIM has released an update today for its BlackBerry PlayBook OS, bringing the platform up to version 2.01.358. Although it's not nearly as big of an update as when the company released version 2.0, which finally brought the long promised native email, calendar, and contacts apps as well as Android app support, this new update does bring some welcome performance improvements and bug fixes.

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BlackBerry 10 Jam still on while RIM brings SDK

BlackBerry 10 Jam still on while RIM brings SDK

The developer conference known as BlackBerry 10 Jam will take place aside BlackBerry World this May as planned on the first through the third. This event will be an opportunity for developers to get in touch with RIM officials and to get their first look at the official BlackBerry 10 Native SDK tool. Developers will also get their first look and access to tools including BlackBerry 10 WebWorks SDK, BlackBerry 10 SDK for Adobe Air, and of course BlackBerry 10 SDK for Android apps.

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RIM blocking sideloaded apps for PlayBook

RIM blocking sideloaded apps for PlayBook

RIM is planning to disable support for sideloaded apps on its BlackBerry PlayBook with a forthcoming update. The company's vice president of Developer Relations, Alec Saunders, made the announcement via Twitter, saying that the move was to avoid the rampant piracy of apps, or in his words, the "chaotic cesspool of the Android Market."

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RIM Blackberry Playbook boasts a million and counting

RIM Blackberry Playbook boasts a million and counting

Determined to actually drive some good publicity for itself, Research in Motion has announced that more than a million Playbook tablets have made their way to end users, a little over a year after it was first introduced to the market. Of course, at this point RIM is losing money on every Playbook it sells, and probably isn't making that money back on apps and content, so the good news only goes so far.

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RIM: Chillax about BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha, we just squashed a PlayBook

RIM: Chillax about BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha, we just squashed a PlayBook

RIM may be giving up to 2,000 developers a BlackBerry 10 device at the BlackBerry Jam event in early May, but the company is keen to point out that we shouldn't extrapolate too much from either hardware or software about the next-gen smartphones. In fact, the OS running on the device - dubbed the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha - won't even be true BlackBerry 10, instead "a prototype running a modified version of the PlayBook OS which will help developers design their apps for the BlackBerry 10 smartphone form factor."

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: March 21, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: March 21, 2012

Happy Wednesday, everyone. Hope you're having a great hump day. You know who had a really great Wednesday? Social gaming startup OMGPOP, which was officially acquired by Zynga today. In not-so-great news, Google Wallet is still struggling, and now the search giant may reportedly be considering a revenue share deal. Another company that's still struggling is RIM, which is telling the few users who actually bought a Blackberry Playbook: just say no to jailbreaking.

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RIM: PlayBook BlackBerry 10 update locked in

RIM: PlayBook BlackBerry 10 update locked in

The BlackBerry PlayBook recently saw an update to the OS, hitting version 2.0. It finally added the crucial native email application, as well as Android app support. But what does the future hold for RIM’s lacklustre tablet? Will the PlayBook see future updates despite the generally poor reception it has received? According to RIM, yes, going so far to say that BlackBerry OS 10 will be coming to the PlayBook when it’s ready.

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BlackBerry PlayBook appears with 4G LTE and HSPA+ at the FCC

BlackBerry PlayBook appears with 4G LTE and HSPA+ at the FCC

After more than a year of waiting, BlackBerry users will finally be able to purchase an HSPA+ or 4G LTE PlayBook here in the USA. The FCC has revealed these two versions of the one and only BlackBerry tablet to the world before RIM has formally had a chance to show it off in the wild, and not one whole heck of a lot more than that is known as the moment. This version of the tablet has been tipped perviously to be coming with an upgraded series of specs such as NFC and a dual-core 1.5GHz processor under the hood.

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