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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 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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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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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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Adobe bringing “creative applications” to PlayBook

Adobe bringing “creative applications” to PlayBook

The BlackBerry PlayBook has been criticized for its shortage of applications - even having to turn to Android later in 2011 to make up the shortfall - but it could get some salvation among artistic types with Adobe's help. Taking to the stage with RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis at BlackBerry World 2011, Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen confirmed that the company would bring its "creative applications" to the tablet.

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