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RIM CEO to deliver imminent PlayBook refresh as stock dives

RIM CEO to deliver imminent PlayBook refresh as stock dives

New RIM CEO Thorsten Heins will jump straight into finessing the reworked BlackBerry PlayBook for a launch early this year, ex-CEO Jim Balsillie has confirmed, though the prospect of a refreshed tablet hasn't helped the company's diving share price. Described as "a revamp of the poorly selling PlayBook tablet expected early this year" by the WSJ, the new PlayBook is believed to be the replacement 7-inch "3G+" model tipped in a leaked RIM roadmap earlier this month.

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RIM should think Type not Touch for the new PlayBook

RIM should think Type not Touch for the new PlayBook

2011 wasn't Research In Motion's year and 2012 is shaping up to be equally dismal one, with dramatic PlayBook price cuts paving the way for an underwhelming financial quarter. It's easy to see why RIM went down the tablet route: the iPad made slates fashionable, and the Canadian company was stinging from criticism over its underwhelming touchscreen smartphones. The PlayBook was an opportunity to show that RIM could legitimately compete and perhaps even drive some ecosystem shopping in the same manner that iPhone users often pick up an iPad, and vice-versa. Yet in the process RIM managed to forget everything that gave it unique appeal in the mobile segment.

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RIM planning 10- and 7-inch PlayBooks for 2012 tips roadmap leak

RIM planning 10- and 7-inch PlayBooks for 2012 tips roadmap leak

RIM has two more BlackBerry PlayBook tablets in the pipeline for 2012, according to a roadmap leak, including a 10-inch LTE-enabled model targeting late holiday sales. Despite the poor reception of the first-gen PlayBook - recently slashed to just $299 apiece - product information leaked to N4BB indicates a new 7-inch "3G+" PlayBook is expected in April, with a 10-inch LTE-equipped PlayBook due in December. There's also word on when we might expect to see the first BlackBerry 10 smartphones; more after the cut.

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Researchers find Blackberry Playbook flaw that allows email snooping

Researchers find Blackberry Playbook flaw that allows email snooping

The Blackberry Playbook has been one of the bigger failures in the tablet realm. It's still trying to find success in the market, but is having a tough road. A pair of security researchers has found a flaw in the way the Playbook connects to a Blackberry smartphone for connecting to corporate emails. The flaw that the researchers are exposing is in the Bridge application used to connect the tablet and smartphone.

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BlackBerry PlayBook gets Angry Birds, and there was much rejoicing

BlackBerry PlayBook gets Angry Birds, and there was much rejoicing

The BlackBerry PlayBook isn't exactly one of mobile's greatest success storied, and RIM's attempt at making BlackBerry function as a tablet-sized OS hasn't quite taken off yet the way they'd planned in the beginning, but all that is set to change amid news this week that finally, at long last, Rovio has released Angry Birds for the device. And not just one game, three! You'll now be able to download Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons, and Angry Birds Rio from BlackBerry App World for your PlayBook, just in time for the holidays!

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Unlucky thieves snatch $1.7m-worth of PlayBook tablets

Unlucky thieves snatch $1.7m-worth of PlayBook tablets

Ah, the irony: over the past few weeks even RIM has admitted that the BlackBerry PlayBook is so unloved it can't even give it away, and now $1.7m-worth of the 7-inch slates have actually been stolen. A truck transporting 22 pallets of the PlayBook to Ontario, Canada, was parked up for the driver to take a rest break, The Herald Bulletin reports, when it was stolen by person or persons unknown.

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BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 reveals 4G LTE icons, 1280×768 resolution

BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 reveals 4G LTE icons, 1280×768 resolution

When you're in the business of developing software and producing awesome bits of hardware, especially in this modern "what's next" consumer market of ours, you often toss a loss aside in favor of producing something much better in a second generation - this appears to be what RIM is doing with the BlackBerry PlayBook's next release. What's been found today at N4BB courtesy of intrepid code-sniffer Lucky45 is a couple of clues regarding RIM's next play for tablets (or very strange smartphones.) Both 4G and 4G LTE icons have been found in the guts of PlayBook OS 2.0 aside screen resolutions of 1280×768 pixels.

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BBX renamed BlackBerry 10 as RIM loses trademark case

BBX renamed BlackBerry 10 as RIM loses trademark case

RIM has been forced to rethink branding for its next-gen smartphone and tablet OS, changing the name to BlackBerry 10 after a trademark suit saw it blocked from using "BBX" as planned. The QNX-based platform had been announced in October, with RIM hoping to pull together the OS already in use on the little-loved BlackBerry PlayBook tablet with its 2012 smartphone refresh. However, software company Basis International had already registered BBX, and secured a temporary restraining order against the Canadian company blocking it from using the name at DevCon this week.

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RIM swallows $485m Q3 hit over unsold PlayBooks

RIM swallows $485m Q3 hit over unsold PlayBooks

RIM will take a $485m hit for its stockpiled BlackBerry PlayBook mountain, the company has announced, though insists it is still "committed" to the 7-inch tablet and its believe that "the tablet market is still in its infancy." The Canadian company recently slashed the entry-level PlayBook to sub-$200 and it looks like such discounting is likely to stick around; RIM "now believes that an increase in promotional activity is required to drive sell-through to end customers" and claims that the cut-price QNX slate saw significantly increased demand.

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