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Google Play Store to debut on BlackBerry 10.2.1, images suggest

Google Play Store to debut on BlackBerry 10.2.1, images suggest

The newest BlackBerry OS build, 10.2.1, could allow the Google Play Store to be installed, letting users download and install Android apps to run on BlackBerry devices--if the four leaked photos shown below are to be believed. PhotoShop is always a suspect, but the images are plausible. As long as they represent a genuine near-future reality, BlackBerry users will soon no longer have to side-load Android apps.

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LTE BlackBerry PlayBook due on July 31st for $550

LTE BlackBerry PlayBook due on July 31st for $550

If you’ve been holding out for a BlackBerry PlayBook with LTE connectivity, you apparently won’t have to wait much longer. MobileSyrup has scored some info that shows the long-awaited tablet will finally be landing next week, or on July 31st to be exact. That date comes by the way of Bell Canada, just one of the carriers planning to offer the LTE variant of the tablet when it does go on sale.

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Leaked BlackBerry 10 roadmap reveals 2013 plans

Leaked BlackBerry 10 roadmap reveals 2013 plans

Things aren’t looking good for RIM, but the company needs to move ahead if it wants to try to survive in such a competitive market. BlackBerryOS have gotten their hands on RIM’s roadmap going forward, which shows several BlackBerry devices planned for release. The first is the elusive 4G version of the BlackBerry PlayBook. Rumors have indicated that this device has been on the cards for a while, and the slide shows it’ll hopefully be landing in the fourth quarter.

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So long, RIM, and thanks for all the phones

So long, RIM, and thanks for all the phones

Oh RIM. Where did it all go wrong? The company has been flailing for some time now, but its dismal financials on the latest earnings call paired with the announcement that BlackBerry 10 won’t make an appearance until the first quarter of next year has almost certainly sealed RIM’s fate. It’s not quite the end of the road just yet, but the light at the end of the tunnel is growing dimmer with each passing day.

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RIM cans 16GB BlackBerry PlayBook

RIM cans 16GB BlackBerry PlayBook

Say what you will about RIM’s tablet, the BlackBerry PlayBook, but it does have its audience. Reports have been coming in across the internet that the 16GB model of the PlayBook has become increasingly hard to find, with only existing stock remaining and no new 16GB models due to hit shelves. RIM has now confirmed the move in a statement to Engadget, saying that the 32GB and 64GB models represent better value.

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RIM to writedown unsold BlackBerry, PlayBook inventory

RIM to writedown unsold BlackBerry, PlayBook inventory

RIM may be faced with a another writedown as its unsold BlackBerry smartphones and PlayBook tablet inventory continue to rise. RIM's unsold devices have risen by two-thirds in the past year, making for a possible writedown of as much as $1 billion when its financial quarter ends this Saturday.

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Cisco Cius tablet is dead

Cisco Cius tablet is dead

Cisco's attempt at entering the massively competitive tablet market has come to a quiet end. The company's Cius product has been set off to greener pastures without even making a serious dent in the industry. It was meant to be the leader in enterprise-focused tablets. But as you may already know, the iPad has kind of taken that title, and it took it before the Cius even had a chance to shine. It's the same reason the Blackberry Playbook never got a chance to spread its wings.

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