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Best Buy Playbook 2.0 ad in Canada mentions Kindle, Twitter apps

Best Buy Playbook 2.0 ad in Canada mentions Kindle, Twitter apps

We know that Research in Motion's update to the Playbook operating system is due out on February 21, but we're still a little unclear on what exactly that update will bring with it. According to a new teaser pages on the Canadian version of retailer Best Buy's website, at least part of the new update will be the addition of new apps - apps that arguably should have made their way to the Playbook ages ago.

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RIM Blackberry Playbook won’t support ad-powered Android apps

RIM Blackberry Playbook won’t support ad-powered Android apps

When Research in Motion's Playbook tablet first began to show signs of struggling, analysts suggested one of the only ways to rise from the grave would be to offer some way of bringing Android apps to the platform. The Blackberry App World marketplace simply wasn't attractive to developers, and consumers were not impressed by the limited selection. So RIM has managed to fulfill that call to action, but there are increasing limitations that lead to more questions about whether the Playbook is sustainable.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: February 17, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: February 17, 2012

We did it, everyone. We made it to the end of yet another work week. And we know exactly what you want to do on a Friday night - catch up on all of today's tech news, right? Besides, there's always time to party later. Like the party Apple is sure to have when it hits 25 billion App Store downloads, a milestone that is very quickly approaching. And speaking of things in the future, Nevada has an eye on the future and has just approved self-driving cars in the state. So far it's basically just a new law for Google to play around.

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RIM sets PlayBook 2.0 release for MWC 2012 [Updated]

RIM sets PlayBook 2.0 release for MWC 2012 [Updated]

According to Research In Motion, the folks who bring you BlackBerry, we're likely going to see a second iteration of the infamous PlayBook tablet's own unique operating system at Mobile World Congress 2012. Though the company saw less than stellar sales with the PlayBook tablet thus far, they do continue to support it through software updates and promotions such as the Free Tablet Per App program offered to Android developers just this past month. BlackBerry senior brand manager Jeff Gadway spoke at a meeting with PCmag today saying that this new operating system update will bring email, contacts, calendar, and the ability to run the Android apps just mentioned on the tablet.

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PlayBook free per Android App says desperate RIM

PlayBook free per Android App says desperate RIM

RIM's VP of developer relations Alec Saunders has offered up free PlayBook tablets to Android developers today in exchange for their apps. All they've got to do is make sure they're signed up and have submitted their Android app to BlackBerry's BB AppWorld by the 13th of February. If your humble narrator didn't know any better, it would seem that RIM is desperate not only to get rid of their remaining stock of the PlayBook BlackBerry tablet, but to get Android users interested in working with them, no matter the cost.

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Researchers find Blackberry Playbook flaw that allows email snooping

Researchers find Blackberry Playbook flaw that allows email snooping

The Blackberry Playbook has been one of the bigger failures in the tablet realm. It's still trying to find success in the market, but is having a tough road. A pair of security researchers has found a flaw in the way the Playbook connects to a Blackberry smartphone for connecting to corporate emails. The flaw that the researchers are exposing is in the Bridge application used to connect the tablet and smartphone.

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BlackBerry PlayBook gets Angry Birds, and there was much rejoicing

BlackBerry PlayBook gets Angry Birds, and there was much rejoicing

The BlackBerry PlayBook isn't exactly one of mobile's greatest success storied, and RIM's attempt at making BlackBerry function as a tablet-sized OS hasn't quite taken off yet the way they'd planned in the beginning, but all that is set to change amid news this week that finally, at long last, Rovio has released Angry Birds for the device. And not just one game, three! You'll now be able to download Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons, and Angry Birds Rio from BlackBerry App World for your PlayBook, just in time for the holidays!

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RIM reports Q3 earnings, falling profits, shipped only 150k PlayBooks

RIM reports Q3 earnings, falling profits, shipped only 150k PlayBooks

RIM released its fiscal Q3 2012 earnings report today and although the numbers are dismal, the company remains chipper about what lies ahead. Profits fell to just $256 million with a revenue of $5.2 billion, just shy of the projected $5.6 billion for this quarter. These numbers are down from $329 million in profit from the previous quarter and $911 million from the previous year.

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BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 reveals 4G LTE icons, 1280×768 resolution

BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 reveals 4G LTE icons, 1280×768 resolution

When you're in the business of developing software and producing awesome bits of hardware, especially in this modern "what's next" consumer market of ours, you often toss a loss aside in favor of producing something much better in a second generation - this appears to be what RIM is doing with the BlackBerry PlayBook's next release. What's been found today at N4BB courtesy of intrepid code-sniffer Lucky45 is a couple of clues regarding RIM's next play for tablets (or very strange smartphones.) Both 4G and 4G LTE icons have been found in the guts of PlayBook OS 2.0 aside screen resolutions of 1280×768 pixels.

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