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RIM PlayBook Android app limits detailed disappointingly

RIM PlayBook Android app limits detailed disappointingly

RIM has confirmed what Android functionality BlackBerry PlayBook owners can expect from their QNX tablets after the BlackBerry Runtime for Android Apps is released, and it makes for disappointing reading. The list of features confirmed by RIM engineers at Droidcon 2011 in Romania this week, Thinq reports, misses out on several high-profile - and much anticipated - components, such as SIP VoIP and widgets, as well as blocking any apps that rely on Google Maps or text-to-speech.

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BlackBerry Bold 9790 leaks, sporting 9900 internals

BlackBerry Bold 9790 leaks, sporting 9900 internals

If you're a BlackBerry fan that was put off by the pricey BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 that recently launched, there may be a more affordable option with similar specs on its way. The BlackBerry Bold 9790 has just been outed in a picture next to the BlackBerry Bold 9900 for comparison. The 9790 is expected to sport the same internals but packaged in a smaller form factor and at a possibly lower price.

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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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