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RIM denies PlayBook WiFi cancelation rumors

RIM denies PlayBook WiFi cancelation rumors

RIM has strongly denied reports that the WiFi-only version of the BlackBerry PlayBook could be discontinued, describing the speculation as "pure fiction." The company is yet to confirm sales of the PlayBook, only a 500,000 shipment figure for Q1, and has supposedly slashed sales projections for Q2.

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BlackBerry PlayBook Wi-Fi Version To Be Discontinued?

BlackBerry PlayBook Wi-Fi Version To Be Discontinued?

Research In Motion (RIM) rushed out the BlackBerry PlayBook earlier this year that received little love for its many platform shortcomings---check out our review. The tablet was based on RIM's new QNX OS, to which the company is struggling to transition. Although the promised 4G version of the tablet has yet to arrive, there are already reports that RIM may discontinue the Wi-Fi model.

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RIM’s BlackBerry Apple TV Clone Dubbed Cyclone, To Have Netflix?

RIM’s BlackBerry Apple TV Clone Dubbed Cyclone, To Have Netflix?

Despite all the dark clouds surrounding BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) over their smartphone and tablet blunders, horrible earnings call last quarter, lay-offs, and impending split-up of the Co-CEOs, the company has somehow managed to focus energy on developing an Apple TV clone. Earlier this month, word spread of a BlackBerry Media Box and now there are reports that it's codenamed "Cyclone" and will likely feature Netflix.

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BlackBerry Desktop For Mac Gets Official PlayBook Support

BlackBerry Desktop For Mac Gets Official PlayBook Support

The BlackBerry PlayBook tablet was launched back in April and has since been in need of firmware updates to address bugs and missing features. Despite the recent string of bad news for RIM along with the rumors of a canceled 10-inch PlayBook, RIM has managed to continue updates with the release today of the BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac version 2.1.

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BlackBerry Playbook 10-Inch Version Axed?

BlackBerry Playbook 10-Inch Version Axed?

The BlackBerry Playbook was rumored to have a 10-inch version arriving later this year in time for the holiday season. But now, new insider tips say that RIM may be axing those plans to refocus efforts back on their QNX-based "superphone." This news comes just shortly after RIM's disappointing earnings call and layoffs.

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RIM Forcing Half-Baked BlackBerrys On To Carriers?

RIM Forcing Half-Baked BlackBerrys On To Carriers?

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) has just faced a dismal week since its quarterly earnings call that yielded disappointing figures, imminent layoffs, and confirmed delays for the new BlackBerry Bold 9900 and the 4G PlayBook. Now insider sources are revealing that RIM has had history of strong-arming carriers to accept their devices even before they're ready for the carrier testing phase. Knowing this and the delay could mean that the platforms for the new BlackBerry and PlayBook are worse than we thought.

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BlackBerry PlayBook 4G Delayed Until Fall

BlackBerry PlayBook 4G Delayed Until Fall

In the midst of the negative news from RIM's quarterly earnings report, it's been revealed that the BlackBerry PlayBook will not be getting a 4G version until fall. The Wi-Fi version of the tablet was launched back in April with the plan of having a 4G version launch sometime this summer.

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BlackBerry PlayBook being Released in 16 Markets over the next 30 Days

BlackBerry PlayBook being Released in 16 Markets over the next 30 Days

In a press release this morning, RIM (Research In Motion) announced it will be releasing the PlayBook to 16 new markets. Some of those markets include the UK, Columbia, Italy, and Spain. The full list of countries can be seen on the press release. Up until now, the PlayBook has been limited to sales in North America, and after getting roasted by reviewers we are a little surprised to see the international release so soon.

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BlackBerry PlayBook 2 Details Surface?

BlackBerry PlayBook 2 Details Surface?

The BlackBerry PlayBook 4G version has yet to launch, and talk about version 2 is already cropping up. Early this month, rumors pointed to a 10-inch model to arrive sometime before the end of this year, but little has been heard about it since. Now, some insider sources are confirming the claim and providing a few additional details.

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PlayBook 4G WiMAX Version Revealed By Google Search

PlayBook 4G WiMAX Version Revealed By Google Search

The BlackBerry PlayBook has not been getting much attention lately thanks to the slew of new tablet developments including this morning's ASUS Padfone, but a little Google search revelation has brought the PlayBook back on the radar, if even only a blip. The WiFi version of the PlayBook has been out for some time now, and it's 4G brother may finally be ready to make an appearance.

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BlackBerry PlayBook Battery Life Weakened By Recent OS Update?

BlackBerry PlayBook Battery Life Weakened By Recent OS Update?

RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook has hit a few bumps in the road since its launch with firmware complaints to a recent bizarre recall of 1,000 units. Nonetheless, the Playbook had reportedly sold 50,000 units on its first day and still has many fans of the moleskin-inspired tablet. However, a new problem has cropped up now involving a recent update and battery life issues.

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RIM set to launch official keyboard accessory for PlayBook

RIM set to launch official keyboard accessory for PlayBook

The Blackberry PlayBook has been around for a while now. The tablet hasn't received the most glowing reviews, but RIM is still plugging away on the device. A rumor surfaced not long ago that the PlayBook would get a 10-inch version in time for the holiday season that would bring a larger screen to the mix. You may have been surprised that the PlayBook didn’t launch with an official keyboard accessory considering that RIM is trying to position the PlayBook as a content creation tool.

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