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Playbook EULA, A Conversation Between Friends

Playbook EULA, A Conversation Between Friends

This morning my friend Robert Evans over at i4u got his grubby hands on one of BlackBerry's Playbooks. It showed up today and for some strange reason he decided to actually read the EULA instead of ignoring those walls of legalese like everyone normally does. I don't know why he decided to take road less traveled and eschew the phrase, "too long, didn't read" today. But because of his strange life choices he found a few interesting and amusing points.

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Verizon Undecided About Carrying BlackBerry PlayBook

Verizon Undecided About Carrying BlackBerry PlayBook

RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook just launched yesterday without much fanfare and doused with lukewarm reviews. And now, it may have a difficult time getting carriers to take on the product. The PlayBook released yesterday was only the WiFi version, with plans for a 4G version to come later. RIM has said that it expected Verizon Wireless to be a distribution partner for its PlayBook, but today the carrier said that it has not yet confirmed the decision.

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BlackBerry PlayBook Teardown Time!

BlackBerry PlayBook Teardown Time!

Are you picking up a BlackBerry PlayBook today? The long overdue tablet has finally arrived and not only has it already gotten our full hands-on review, it's also getting the teardown treatment from the folks at iFixit. So, find out what we have to say about RIM's first tablet and then take a glance at its beautifully photographed innards following the cut.

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BlackBerry PlayBook Giveaway Warning – Only Three Days Left!

BlackBerry PlayBook Giveaway Warning – Only Three Days Left!

We've got a freaking BlackBerry PlayBook just burning a hole in our desk (we've only got one desk, so what?) and we want to give it to YOU. That's right! And all you've got to do is click a few times and POOF, you'll be entered in the contest where a completely random selection drawing will take place and BAM, you'll have a chance at winning this BlackBerry PlayBook for free!

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BlackBerry PlayBook Sales Manual Leaked

BlackBerry PlayBook Sales Manual Leaked

If you are anxious to see the BlackBerry PlayBook, you can get a little preview from a leaked guide for retail salespeople. The guide is quite thorough, and includes information about everything from hardware features to usability to accessories. It also reveals (not surprisingly) that RIM is positioning the tab for consumers, not just its business users. See the guide and read more after the cut.

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The Daily Slash : April 6, 2011

The Daily Slash : April 6, 2011

Welcome back, Gadgeteers! Today we've got a brand new format for SlashGear for you all and we're super pumped about it! There's been a lot of action going on in the recent past and this right here is the place where you're gonna find out about it! Before we begin though, I must have you peek at both of our brand new startup Facebook groups - it's like we're starting fresh! [facebook.com/slashgear.com] and [facebook.com/androidcommunity.com] We'd love for you to like us and promise a fabulous experience. Believe it! Next we've got a whole tiny stash today of exclusive and otherwise awesome contents for your consumption - mount up!

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RIM To Support Android Apps For BlackBerry PlayBook

RIM To Support Android Apps For BlackBerry PlayBook

RIM has just announced that it will be expanding its apps ecosystem to include support for Android apps in its upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. The tablet is scheduled to launch on April 19, and will support both BlackBerry Java and Android, along with C/C++ development, HTML 5, Flash, and AIR.

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BlackBerry PlayBook Launch Dates, Pre-Order Dates, and Early Display Photo

BlackBerry PlayBook Launch Dates, Pre-Order Dates, and Early Display Photo

It appears that some leaky ladies or gentlemen have stepped up to Engadget and shared with them some booty with a double "B" attached. In the images you see below, you'll see both a tiny display showing the BlackBerry PlayBook in a Future Shop in Canada with a very incorrect header (Motorola XOOM) and a few details on multitasking. This ad notes "it's what's on the inside that counts," making us feel like it might have gotten dropped as a child. On the other hand, we WOULD like to get our hands on this sassy little number, so we're grateful for any updates on when it'll actually be in our claws for tapping.

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BlackBerry Roadmap Leaked [Feb 2011 Through Dec 2012] [Software] [BB OS 7.0!]

BlackBerry Roadmap Leaked [Feb 2011 Through Dec 2012] [Software] [BB OS 7.0!]

Well would you take a look at that! What we've got here is nothing less than a full roadmap of the more important software updates planned by RIM for their BlackBerry platform. Inside you'll see several versions of Facebook, Social Feeds, Flickr, Twitter, and even the next big fat version of BlackBerry OS: QNX, more than likely OS 7.0! In addition to the roadmap you see directly below this paragraph, we've got a few more one-sheets including a "BlackBerry News," one for Ticketmaster v2.0, and another for Social Feeds. All of these items come courtesy of our friends at n4bb.

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