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RIM Playbook OS 2.0 now rumored for mid-February

RIM Playbook OS 2.0 now rumored for mid-February

RIM's PlayBook tablet didn’t do very well on the market, but it is still available unlike the TouchPad. RIM has recently shown off the second version of the PlayBook OS reports BGR and the final version of the OS for PlayBook users to download is said to be landing by the middle of February 2012. This is the update that lots of PlayBook owners are dying to get that brings support for two key things to the tablet.

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BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 outed with Android app converter

BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 outed with Android app converter

RIM's BBX may be in the pipeline, but it's the Developer Beta of the BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 that's here today. Announced at BlackBerry DevCon 2011 this morning, the new OS 2.0 includes the BlackBerry Plug-In for Android Development Tools, which allows coders to use the existing Eclipse Android development environment to make software that will also run on the PlayBook. There's also RIM's Runtime for Android Apps which now has an online tool to convert your Android apps into a PlayBook-friendly package.

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BlackBerry Playbook RadioShack price reduction in effect

BlackBerry Playbook RadioShack price reduction in effect

It's time again to reduce the price of a tablet PC, ladies and gentlemen, and today it's the BlackBerry PlayBook at RadioShack. Starting immediately and running through November 5th, 2011, RadioShack will be offering the PlayBook for $279.99, though watch out, there's two different deals going on! Details below! Meanwhile remember that this is one of the relatively few tablets on the market to be running the 1GHz Dual-core Texas Instruments OMAP4430 processor, and RIM is backing it all the way through the future.

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Tablets finally undercutting $500 iPad, but will it matter?

Tablets finally undercutting $500 iPad, but will it matter?

As you already may well know, the iPad is not a tablet PC, it is an iPad. Thus is the brilliance of the brand-masters at Apple and thus is massive success the iPad has seen so far. What we've been seeing over the past few months is a welcome change on the part of many manufacturers and carriers trying to sell their tablet computers in the face of a very much iPad-saturated market: price cuts. A whole heck of a lot of price cuts, in fact, with everyone from HTC to Lenovo cutting tablet prices on carriers and in big time tablet-pushing stores like Best Buy.

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BlackBerry QNX platform name leaked as BBX

BlackBerry QNX platform name leaked as BBX

RIM's QNX-based next-gen platform for its BlackBerry smartphones and tablets may be called BlackBerry X or BBX. The name was leaked by a slide shown during a presentation at the QNX Auto Summit Japan 2011 conference, which was focused on in-car entertainment systems developed on the QNX framework.

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10-inch Kindle Fire production by holiday season tip insiders

10-inch Kindle Fire production by holiday season tip insiders

Amazon's 10.1-inch Kindle Fire tablet is expected to hit production before the end of the year, with shipments potentially in time for the 2011 holiday sales season, according to the latest rumors. Although the larger Kindle tablet was initially tipped for release in early 2012, DigiTimes' sources reckon Amazon is pushing ahead with a more aggressive timescale for the Foxconn-produced 10-incher.

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RIM kills PlayBook and future tablet plans claims analyst [Update: RIM denies]

RIM kills PlayBook and future tablet plans claims analyst [Update: RIM denies]

RIM has reportedly frozen production of the BlackBerry PlayBook and axed development of future tablets, according to one analyst, faced with lackluster sales of the QNX slate. The rumor comes from Collins Stewart analyst John Vinh, BGR reports, who cites unnamed sources at Quanta, RIM's manufacturing partner, for the intel. Although Quanta had already confirmed that PlayBook production had been scaled back, this is the first sign that RIM may be rethinking its entire tablet strategy.

Update: RIM has called Vinh's checks on the supply chain "pure fiction"; more after the cut

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RIM PlayBook Android app limits detailed disappointingly

RIM PlayBook Android app limits detailed disappointingly

RIM has confirmed what Android functionality BlackBerry PlayBook owners can expect from their QNX tablets after the BlackBerry Runtime for Android Apps is released, and it makes for disappointing reading. The list of features confirmed by RIM engineers at Droidcon 2011 in Romania this week, Thinq reports, misses out on several high-profile - and much anticipated - components, such as SIP VoIP and widgets, as well as blocking any apps that rely on Google Maps or text-to-speech.

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Amazon Kindle Fire publishers leak, used PlayBook as template

Amazon Kindle Fire publishers leak, used PlayBook as template

The Amazon Kindle Fire tablet may be just a day away from launch, but further details of the Android-based ereader slate continue to leak. Originally tipped to be aesthetically similar to the BlackBerry PlayBook, thanks to a shared ODM in the shape of Quanta, there's talk that the Kindle Fire actually used RIM's tablet as a template. Still, it's software which will arguably be more important - or, to be precise, content - and the pipes are groaning with word of which publishers have lined up to be included in Amazon's roster.

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