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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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RIM Recalls 1,000 PlayBooks for Faulty Software

RIM Recalls 1,000 PlayBooks for Faulty Software

RIM has issued an official statement saying that it has determined that one thousand BlackBerry PlayBook tablets, the 16GB model shipped with an OS build that resulted on the devices being unable to properly load software on initial set-up. This is another hiccup in the somewhat rocky launch of the PlayBook (review here), calling into question the confident tagline RIM is using: "Amateur hour is over." More on this story after the cut.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up, May 6 2011

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up, May 6 2011

Yesterday, all the excitement was at the AT&T/Samsung event where the Samsung Infuse was unveiled. Vince here at SlashGear posted a hands-on in record time, and Burnsy has now posted his over at Android Community. Watch for full reviews coming soon. So far, the 4G speeds have been just ok. Also, news that Apple may be ditching Intel for ARM, after news yesterday that ARM chips will be in 13% of computers by 2015. Plus, Chris Davies' thoughts on the subject. In other MacBook news, OWC's Mercury Aura Pro Express will give you more storage space, but it'll cost ya, bigtime. Plus, security, shortages, intersting keyboards, and T-Mobile's burning platform after the cut.

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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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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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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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