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BlackBerry PlayBook Root achieved, Hulu what’s good so far

BlackBerry PlayBook Root achieved, Hulu what’s good so far

When it comes to tablets and operating systems we'd like to see hacked open for greater access, the RIM BlackBerry PlayBook and its custom PlayBook OS aren't exactly at the top of the list of must-haves - but regardless of this, it has in fact happened. WIth a tool that's sure to capture both your heart and your giggles, one that's called DingleBerry, of all things, a team of three developers have found their way to true device freedom inside this recently deeply discounted tablet. Now with a root method out there and Best Buy sold out of the device, can we commence with the popularity?

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Best Buy cancels PlayBook orders, yanks listings

Best Buy cancels PlayBook orders, yanks listings

The BlackBerry PlayBook has not been successful on the market. There were so many issues with the RIM tablet that it never caught on, yet RIM refused to kill the tablet despite the fact that even at fire sale prices the PlayBook didn’t sell. The latest blow to the PlayBook comes as Best Buy pulls its listings for the tablet and reportedly cancels orders. Electronista reports that its checks indicated Best Buy cancelled orders at one location, while multiple Best Buy forum users claim the same thing.

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Blackberry PlayBook’s long-awaited email client spotted in new screenshots

Blackberry PlayBook’s long-awaited email client spotted in new screenshots

To the bafflement of many, the Blackberry Playbook launched without a native email, calender or contact manager, leaving long-time Blackberry users who depended upon the phones' famous email features puzzled. It's been a long time coming, but it appears that the built-in email client will finally appear soon. At the latest Blackberry Innovation forum, RIM showed off screenshots of the apps, due in an update to the Playbook's software in February of 2012.

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iPad 2 price slash incoming insists analyst

iPad 2 price slash incoming insists analyst

Apple's iPad is on the cusp of a price cut, analysts are predicting, to counter public perception that the iOS tablet is an expensive option in the slate marketplace. Low-cost rivals such as the $250 B&N NOOK Tablet as well as deeply discounted - and considerably less successful - models like the HP TouchPad and BlackBerry PlayBook are a sign of "a more realistic pricing approach" Goldman Sachs analyst Bill Shope reckons, MSNBC reports, warning clients to expect "near-term demand challenges" as consumers grow wary.

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RIM’s first BBX phones to mimic PlayBook display, support BES

RIM’s first BBX phones to mimic PlayBook display, support BES

RIM's BBX-based next gen smartphones will squeeze PlayBook resolution displays into pocket-scale form factors, the company has confirmed, promising 1024 x 600, 16:9 handsets. RIM VP of developer relations and ecosystem development Alec Saunders told PCMag that developers who produced apps for the BlackBerry PlayBook could also be confident that it would run on the company's first BBX smartphones, expected in the new year. However, there are suggestions that alternative screen sizes and resolutions are also in the pipeline.

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BlackBerry PlayBook now free (with a small catch)

BlackBerry PlayBook now free (with a small catch)

If there's one tablet out there that's simultaneously had the most bad press (not all of it its own fault) and reinforcement from its maker, it's been the BlackBerry PlayBook - and this week we're seeing a whole new door being opened: buy 2, get 1 free. In what RIM is calling its Back to business offer aimed at, what else, small businesses, the BlackBerry PlayBook will from now until the last day of 2011 be part of an offer that effectively makes it 33% off when purchased in sets of three. And that's not all!

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Price-cut PlayBook still unpopular

Price-cut PlayBook still unpopular

The Blackberry PlayBook has been a sales disappointment for RIM since it was launched. Consumers simply didn’t buy the tablet and those that did aren't happy that the Playbook lacks the basic features that you expect in a tablet like email and others. RIM recently confirmed that the Playbook OS 2.0 wouldn't come until February 2012 bringing email and Android app support to the tablet.

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RIM confirms PlayBook OS 2.0 Feb 2012 release

RIM confirms PlayBook OS 2.0 Feb 2012 release

Rumors were flying this week that RIM was pushing the much anticipated PlayBook OS 2.0 update out to early 2012. At the time, the rumor was making rounds there was no official word from RIM on the fate of the OS update. PlayBook OS 2.0 is the update that will bring with it support for native email, PIM access, and Android apps.

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