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BlackBerry PlayBook simulator updated with browser: Flash & HTML5 Video/Audio

BlackBerry PlayBook simulator updated with browser: Flash & HTML5 Video/Audio

RIM has pushed out an updated version of the BlackBerry Tablet OS simulator, complete with a fully embedded BlackBerry browser so that would-be PlayBook devs can test out their web-apps, Flash 10.1 and general site performance. In addition to the Adobe support, the PlayBook will also handle HTML5 Video and Audio (though the simulator doesn't have the full range of codecs that the final hardware will).

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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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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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