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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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BlackBerry PlayBook Root achieved, Hulu what’s good so far

BlackBerry PlayBook Root achieved, Hulu what’s good so far

When it comes to tablets and operating systems we'd like to see hacked open for greater access, the RIM BlackBerry PlayBook and its custom PlayBook OS aren't exactly at the top of the list of must-haves - but regardless of this, it has in fact happened. WIth a tool that's sure to capture both your heart and your giggles, one that's called DingleBerry, of all things, a team of three developers have found their way to true device freedom inside this recently deeply discounted tablet. Now with a root method out there and Best Buy sold out of the device, can we commence with the popularity?

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Blackberry Playbook to go on sale for holidays

Blackberry Playbook to go on sale for holidays

RIM hasn't found the success that it expected with the Playbook tablet in any way shape or form. I think most will agree that would be because the tablet was overpriced for the machine to lack the basic features that tablets are expected to have today. HP has been trying to sell its failed TouchPad tablet at a discounted price of $149 for a while via some resellers.

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BlackBerry PlayBook now free (with a small catch)

BlackBerry PlayBook now free (with a small catch)

If there's one tablet out there that's simultaneously had the most bad press (not all of it its own fault) and reinforcement from its maker, it's been the BlackBerry PlayBook - and this week we're seeing a whole new door being opened: buy 2, get 1 free. In what RIM is calling its Back to business offer aimed at, what else, small businesses, the BlackBerry PlayBook will from now until the last day of 2011 be part of an offer that effectively makes it 33% off when purchased in sets of three. And that's not all!

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