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Best Buy explains PlayBook order cancellations

Best Buy explains PlayBook order cancellations

Following rumors this morning that Best Buy was dropping RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, the retailer has responded to CNET, confirming that this was not the case. The speculation began after there were several reports that Best Buy had canceled customer orders for the PlayBook and then completely yanked the listing from its online store.

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BlackBerry Playbook RadioShack price reduction in effect

BlackBerry Playbook RadioShack price reduction in effect

It's time again to reduce the price of a tablet PC, ladies and gentlemen, and today it's the BlackBerry PlayBook at RadioShack. Starting immediately and running through November 5th, 2011, RadioShack will be offering the PlayBook for $279.99, though watch out, there's two different deals going on! Details below! Meanwhile remember that this is one of the relatively few tablets on the market to be running the 1GHz Dual-core Texas Instruments OMAP4430 processor, and RIM is backing it all the way through the future.

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BlackBerry PlayBook OS update only adds new Adobe Flash Player

BlackBerry PlayBook OS update only adds new Adobe Flash Player

RIM today released an important BlackBerry Tablet OS update for its PlayBook to version 1.07.3312. The free update brings the latest version of the Adobe Flash Player to address some potential security issues. There have been no known reports of PlayBooks being affected by the Adobe Flash issue, but it's recommended to upgrade to be safe.

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BlackBerry PlayBook prices drop by $200 in the US

BlackBerry PlayBook prices drop by $200 in the US

Following RIM's disappointing Q2 performance, the company promised to drop prices for its BlackBerry PlayBook in an effort to boost sales. And indeed RIM has dropped the price for the tablet by about $200, but the discount is only temporary. The deal is available now for all versions of the PlayBook, including the 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB models and is offered by Office Depot and Staples until October 1.

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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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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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Android App Player Leaks for BlackBerry PlayBook

Android App Player Leaks for BlackBerry PlayBook

The Android App Player for the BlackBerry PlayBook is a big part of its future. Being able to access many of the 250,000 Android apps available was a large selling point for the PlayBook. It appears you lucky PlayBook owners can get your hands on the App Player early because a few prying eyes over at N4BB found a pre-release version of the app emulator -- good news indeed!

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Adobe Flash Builder 4.5 and Air 2.7 available for BlackBerry PlayBook

Adobe Flash Builder 4.5 and Air 2.7 available for BlackBerry PlayBook

RIM has announced that yesterday some update plug-ins for the BlackBerry PlayBook landed from Adobe. The plug-ins are for Adobe Flash Builder 4.5 and Adobe AIR 2.7. The updates allow apps to work across multiple devices and make it easier for devs to build apps that will run on all sorts of devices. AIR 2.7 supports lets devs access all that Air has to offer with support for Flex and ActionScript.

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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 gets OS Update, Not the One We Were Waiting For

PlayBook gets OS Update, Not the One We Were Waiting For

BlackBerry PlayBook owners can now update their Tablet OS to v1.0.5. This free over-the-air update was announced by RIM yesterday, and is the second update to BlackBerry’s new Tablet OS. The update included some needed features like the ability to charge your PlayBook while the device is powered down. The new features look like a good addition to the PlayBook, but this update does not include all the updates and fixes we would have liked to see.

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