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The Daily Slash: January 26 2011

The Daily Slash: January 26 2011

First get your spoons and cereal bowls out, because Google's released the SDK file for developers to take a look at Android 3.0 Honeycomb. Next get super pumped up at the thought of running Android apps on your brand new BlackBerry PlayBook. Get a weird feeling in your hearing at Plantronics Infamous Wall of Ears. Hammer away at your social brain with more unique details about the HTC Facebook phone. See as both Facebook and the infamous Farmville game get hacked via their fanpages. Some BlackBerry users are getting their handsets dipped in real gold while others are ready to toss them in the garbage as a Verizon BlackBerry outage leaves everyone stumped. Check out the latest in developers to cash in Android apps with Adknowledge and a 95% profit share. Have a close and personal look at a very odd device with our unboxing and hands-on of the Motorola Roadster. Finally, see a fantastic analysis of our modern slab reality in the article General Purpose vs Use-Case Specific Tablets by Ben Bajarin. All this and MORE on The Daily Slash!

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RIM considering Dalvik VM for QNX PlayBook: Android apps ahoy?

RIM considering Dalvik VM for QNX PlayBook: Android apps ahoy?

As odd rumors go, RIM engineering the BlackBerry PlayBook so that it can run Android apps sounds pretty far fetched, but that's today's mystery. According to "multiple trusted sources" speaking to BGR, RIM is considering using the Dalvik Java virtual machine, as used by Android, and potentially opening the door to the PlayBook and other QNX-based devices to run Android code.

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TI admits NVIDIA beat them to tablet chip debut

TI admits NVIDIA beat them to tablet chip debut

Texas Instruments has admitted that NVIDIA beat it to the punch with Tegra 2, managing to scoop up much of the CES 2011 processor hype despite having less than a three month lead to to market over TI's own OMAP 4 chips. Questioned during the company's investor relations call as to how TI envisaged OMAP 4 prospects in the light of NVIDIA's market share, the company conceded its rival is "the player" to beat, but says it has its own customers waiting in the wings.

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3G BlackBerry PlayBook Coming Soon to AT&T, Source Says

3G BlackBerry PlayBook Coming Soon to AT&T, Source Says

As of right now, Research In Motion has confirmed that the WiFi-only version of their first tablet device, the BlackBerry PlayBook, will launch some time before the end of the first quarter, 2011. After that, a WiMax-enabled version of the tablet will launch on Sprint's network some time in the summer of this year. However, other carriers have been left out of the picture in the United States so far. That may change by March or April, if an unnamed source is to be believed. According to the source, it turns out RIM is working on releasing a 3G-enabled PlayBook for AT&T.

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BlackBerry PlayBook is a Great Standalone Tablet, RIM Senior Product Manager Says

BlackBerry PlayBook is a Great Standalone Tablet, RIM Senior Product Manager Says

As far as tablets go, not many of them have been designed to be an out-right extension of a smaller device, like a smartphone. Many manufacturers have brought them to market to stand as their own device, unhindered by the necessity of being tethered to another device to have primary functions. For the BlackBerry PlayBook, the first tablet device from Research In Motion (RIM), one of the major complaints about the device is the requirement that it be connected to a BlackBerry smartphone for some features to function.

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1m BlackBerry PlayBook tablets incoming in Q1 2011

1m BlackBerry PlayBook tablets incoming in Q1 2011

RIM is apparently expecting shipments of one million BlackBerry PlayBook tablets in Q1 2011, with the first models being WiFi-only and 3G. According to DigiTimes' industry sources, RIM looks to be positioning Motorola's Android-based XOOM tablet as its primary target; previous leaks suggested Motorola was expecting initial shipments of up to 800,000 XOOM units.

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CES 2011: All-Star Tablet Round-Up

CES 2011: All-Star Tablet Round-Up

Every CES has its unofficial theme - we've seen netbooks and ereaders flood the booths in previous years - and 2011 was the turn of tablets. As predicted before the show, the rise of the iPad, the imminent release of Android 3.0 Honeycomb and the promise of a new, lucrative segment has worked like catnip to manufacturers large and small. Check out the SlashGear CES 2011 tablet roundup after the cut.

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BlackBerry PlayBook chip confirmed: 1GHz TI OMAP4430

BlackBerry PlayBook chip confirmed: 1GHz TI OMAP4430

Texas Instruments has confirmed that it is their silicon at the heart of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, RIM's upcoming 7-inch tablet which we played with last week. Brian Carlson, TI's product line manager, told EETimes that the PlayBook uses the 1GHz dual-core OMAP4430, the same chip that's at the heart of the TI Blaze developer device.

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Lazaridis: “It took RIM 24 years” to achieve “true mobile computing”

Lazaridis: “It took RIM 24 years” to achieve “true mobile computing”

RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis has admitted that it has taken the Canadian company 24 years to achieve their vision of "true mobile computing", and unsurprisingly it's the BlackBerry PlayBook 4G that has managed it. Speaking at a Sprint event at CES 2011 while demonstrating the PlayBook 4G to SlashGear, the outspoken exec joked that "it only took, what, [since] '87: 24 years!"

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BlackBerry PlayBook demo and hands-on by Mike Lazaridis

BlackBerry PlayBook demo and hands-on by Mike Lazaridis

SlashGear scored an invite to Sprint's "Shaking Things Up in 2011" event at CES 2011 this week, and who should we bump into but RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis with a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet in-hand. He was good enough to demo the 7-inch QNX slate and answer some questions about it and RIM's new focus on tablet computing; check it out, along with live PlayBook video, after the cut.

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Sprint BlackBerry PlayBook 4G due Summer 2011

Sprint BlackBerry PlayBook 4G due Summer 2011

RIM and Sprint have announced that the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet will be launching on the carrier's 4G WiMAX network in summer 2011. Described as "the first" PlayBook to launch using WWAN, suggesting other 3G/4G models will debut later in the year, the Sprint PlayBook 4G won't get priced until closer to launch.

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BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet OS SDK Shown Off on Video

BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet OS SDK Shown Off on Video

The PlayBook is seeing quite a bit of video love today. Earlier, we saw how Flash and HTML5 work on the tablet device from Research In Motion, along with the Browser having some time in the spotlight. And now, thanks to RIM's Developer Relations Team, we get to see what the tablet OS Software Development Kit will look like, for those who want to take some time and develop applications for the device.

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