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Sprint Cancels WiMAX BlackBerry PlayBook

Sprint Cancels WiMAX BlackBerry PlayBook

In a move that's likely going to have users on both sides of the brands setting down their cups of beer and adding a little vodka, Research in Motion's BlackBerry Playbook has been dropped from Sprint's plans to carry the device with WiMAX. The PlayBook now has not secured deals for carrying by and of the largest three mobile carriers in the United States, including AT&T and Verizon Wireless. RIM will now have to market and bear the full burden of device development including support for application developers all on its own - not the most positive situation while other top-name brands have carrier supported tablets of their own.

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Box.net Now Available as Fully Web-Based Cloud Storage Solution

Box.net Now Available as Fully Web-Based Cloud Storage Solution

The folks at Box.net have today noted that they'll be launching a fully web-based HTML5 version of their very popular cloud storage app. This new version will allow any mobile device, for example, running an HTML5-powered mobile web browser to run this now much more universally accessible platform. This new HTML5 app will have the same (or eventually more) functions as the mobile apps that are available on smartphones and tablets today, this app then allowing those apps to perhaps expire should the user want to simply work with the web-based solution.

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BlackBerry PlayBook Certified For U.S. Government Use

BlackBerry PlayBook Certified For U.S. Government Use

Although RIM's mobile business seems to be lagging behind in many aspects, they did manage to snag a first today. The BlackBerry maker announced that their PlayBook is now the very first tablet to be certified for use by the U.S. government. This of course is to prove the PlayBook meets even the highest enterprise security needs.

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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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