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Evernote landing on the BlackBerry PlayBook

Evernote landing on the BlackBerry PlayBook

Evernote has finally arrived on the BlackBerry PlayBook. The popular note-taking and cloud storage platform offers users a way to save text, audio, images, web pages and more to a secure online account that can be accessed from any internet-connected device. Evernote already has apps for Android, iOS, and even Window Phone 7.

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RIM offering $100 gift card to BlackBerry owners with PlayBook purchase

RIM offering $100 gift card to BlackBerry owners with PlayBook purchase

Loyal BlackBerry fans get another chance at picking up the PlayBook with a great discount. The tablet has seen a slew of promotions in recent weeks and this time it's being discounted in a "Back-at-school" offer that's exclusive to existing BlackBerry smartphone users. If you currently own a BlackBerry you can get a $100 prepaid gift card when you purchase a PlayBook.

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Best Buy cuts up to $150 off BlackBerry PlayBook

Best Buy cuts up to $150 off BlackBerry PlayBook

Best Buy has kicked off a promotion for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet that slashes the price by as much as $150. The deal isn't quite as dramatic as the HP TouchPad fire sale of course, but it's still decent for those that have been considering the PlayBook, especially the 64GB model.

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BlackBerrys with QNX to get Android apps

BlackBerrys with QNX to get Android apps

RIM's future BlackBerry smartphones with the new QNX platform may be able to run Android apps. According to Bloomberg, three people familiar with the situation, divulged this plan as RIM's strategy to boost sales for the QNX BlackBerry devices scheduled for early 2012.

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First BlackBerry QNX phone a 4-inch “mini-PlayBook” says analyst

First BlackBerry QNX phone a 4-inch “mini-PlayBook” says analyst

Contrasting rumors over RIM's QNX smartphone plans for 2012 today, with an RBC Capital Markets analyst suggesting that, rather than the Colt handset tipped earlier this week, the BlackBerry manufacturer's first device will be a "mini-PlayBook." The handset, Mike Abramsky suggested in an investor note today, will look like the 7-inch BlackBerry PlayBook tablet but smaller, using a 4-inch display and a dual-core processor.

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BlackBerry Colt QNX smartphone coming Q1 2012 tip insiders

BlackBerry Colt QNX smartphone coming Q1 2012 tip insiders

Details of RIM's first QNX-based smartphone, the BlackBerry Colt, have leaked, with the handset supposedly on course for a Q1 2012 release. The Colt, so BGR's sources tell them, is currently in testing with RIM's software verification team, and looks to be powered by a 1GHz single-core processor. It's not only the CPU that looks like it could be behind the curve; according to the tipsters, the Colt may launch without BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) support.

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BlackBerry 7 Devices Already Obsolete?

BlackBerry 7 Devices Already Obsolete?

Research In Motion (RIM) unveiled several new BlackBerry 7 OS smartphones this morning including the BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930, the Blackberry Torch 9810, and the BlackBerry Torch 9850/9860. All of which will include new touchscreen displays on familiar form factors. These phones won't ship until later this month, but are they already obsolete?

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iPad stays top tablet: Faces growing Android challenge as Amazon circles

iPad stays top tablet: Faces growing Android challenge as Amazon circles

Apple's iPad continues to dominate the tablet market, with global shipments up to 9.3m units according to the latest figures, though its percentage marketshare has declined by over 33-percent thanks to increasing competition from consumer-centric rivals. 61.3-percent of tablets sold worldwide run iOS, analysts Strategy Analytics calculate, with Android taking the lion's share of what remains, at 30.1-percent.

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RIM ignores users and has lazy marketing accuses senior exec

RIM ignores users and has lazy marketing accuses senior exec

The scathing open letter penned by what's said to be a senior RIM exec has accused the company's co-CEOs of ignoring end users, relentlessly chasing "slightly more volume" at the expense of innovation, and of being blinkered to how "painful" developing for the platform is in comparison to rival OSes. The letter, published at BGR - who say they have verified the exec's identity - sets out eight key factors that need to change, including rebranding as simply "BlackBerry" so as "to signify our new focus on one QNX product line."

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BlackBerry PlayBook UK release priced and dated

BlackBerry PlayBook UK release priced and dated

RIM isn't hanging around with the BlackBerry PlayBook; the 7-inch QNX slate is up for pre-order in the UK ahead of a June 16 release date. Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy have confirmed pricing for the PlayBook, which will kick off at £399 for the 16GB, WiFi-only model. That, unsurprisingly, matches Apple's 16GB iPad 2 WiFi in the UK.

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BlackBerry PlayBook native code hack beats RIM’s SDK to the punch

BlackBerry PlayBook native code hack beats RIM’s SDK to the punch

RIM's native SDK for the BlackBerry PlayBook - demonstrated at BlackBerry World 2011 earlier this week - isn't expected until sometime this summer, but one developer has already figured out a way to bypass the existing Adobe AIR environment and get QNX native code running on the 7-inch tablet. Adam Bell discovered that, with a little tweaking, it's possible to copy QNX apps coded on the QNX desktop environment, aka the Neutrino SDP (software development platform), over to the PlayBook and have them run as native code.

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Android apps on BlackBerry PlayBook gets first demo

Android apps on BlackBerry PlayBook gets first demo

RIM has publicly demonstrated Android apps running on the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet for the first time at BlackBerry World 2011 this morning, showing how code intended for Google's platform will be packaged and run on the QNX slate. Apps will each run in their own instance of a virtual machine, presented to the user as regular shortcuts and with the emulator automatically - and transparently - loading.

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