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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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Netflix denies BlackBerry devices, sticks with PS Vita

Netflix denies BlackBerry devices, sticks with PS Vita

This week the folks at Netflix have made it clear that they have no current plans to release a Netflix app to BlackBerry. At the same time, the brand new portable gaming system known as the PS Vita, aka PlayStation Vita, has received a 1.0 version of the application in the PlayStation Store. This set of moves makes it clear which groups Netflix, a giant in the streaming video business today, has faith in for the near and extended future, and spells bad news for RIM whose struggling mobile platform BlackBerry is at its worst sales point in several years.

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PlayBook’s Android app support explored

PlayBook’s Android app support explored

RIM's PlayBook tablet has finally taken off its training wheels - after ten months of suckling at your smartphone - and it's PlayBook OS 2.0's newfound Android abilities that are coming in for the most attention. The updated platform supports select Android apps, and efforts have been underway for some time figuring out which of the popular titles for Google's platform will also play nicely on RIM's tablet.

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New PlayBook ads push OS 2.0 reinvention

New PlayBook ads push OS 2.0 reinvention

RIM isn't counting solely on existing PlayBook owners upgrading to freshly-released OS 2.0 to spread the good word that the QNX tablet has come of age; the company also has some new commercials to try to convince new buyers. Two new ads have surfaced to accompany the PlayBook OS 2.0 release earlier today, focusing on some of the more eye-catching functionality introduced by the refreshed software: social networking integration, and how the PlayBook now plays with your smartphone.

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PlayBook OS 2.0 finally released

PlayBook OS 2.0 finally released

RIM has released BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 for its 7-inch tablet, finally adding much-needed features like a native email app and social networking integration, as well as turning your BlackBerry phone into a remote control. The free upgrade is available today, bringing with it select Android app compatibility; RIM says the BlackBerry App World is also being updated with "a range" of Android apps that will work with the PlayBook.

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RIM Blackberry Playbook won’t support ad-powered Android apps

RIM Blackberry Playbook won’t support ad-powered Android apps

When Research in Motion's Playbook tablet first began to show signs of struggling, analysts suggested one of the only ways to rise from the grave would be to offer some way of bringing Android apps to the platform. The Blackberry App World marketplace simply wasn't attractive to developers, and consumers were not impressed by the limited selection. So RIM has managed to fulfill that call to action, but there are increasing limitations that lead to more questions about whether the Playbook is sustainable.

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