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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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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: February 17, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: February 17, 2012

We did it, everyone. We made it to the end of yet another work week. And we know exactly what you want to do on a Friday night - catch up on all of today's tech news, right? Besides, there's always time to party later. Like the party Apple is sure to have when it hits 25 billion App Store downloads, a milestone that is very quickly approaching. And speaking of things in the future, Nevada has an eye on the future and has just approved self-driving cars in the state. So far it's basically just a new law for Google to play around.

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RIM sets PlayBook 2.0 release for MWC 2012 [Updated]

RIM sets PlayBook 2.0 release for MWC 2012 [Updated]

According to Research In Motion, the folks who bring you BlackBerry, we're likely going to see a second iteration of the infamous PlayBook tablet's own unique operating system at Mobile World Congress 2012. Though the company saw less than stellar sales with the PlayBook tablet thus far, they do continue to support it through software updates and promotions such as the Free Tablet Per App program offered to Android developers just this past month. BlackBerry senior brand manager Jeff Gadway spoke at a meeting with PCmag today saying that this new operating system update will bring email, contacts, calendar, and the ability to run the Android apps just mentioned on the tablet.

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PlayBook free per Android App says desperate RIM

PlayBook free per Android App says desperate RIM

RIM's VP of developer relations Alec Saunders has offered up free PlayBook tablets to Android developers today in exchange for their apps. All they've got to do is make sure they're signed up and have submitted their Android app to BlackBerry's BB AppWorld by the 13th of February. If your humble narrator didn't know any better, it would seem that RIM is desperate not only to get rid of their remaining stock of the PlayBook BlackBerry tablet, but to get Android users interested in working with them, no matter the cost.

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