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Tablet Sales in Business World to DOUBLE [iPad Right on Top]

Tablet Sales in Business World to DOUBLE [iPad Right on Top]

And people said the iPad wasn't enterprise ready. Sounds like they might be changing a tune. A November ChangeWave survey of 1,641 business IT buyers shows the numbers clear as day: businesses want tablets, and they want Apple's iPad the most. A notable 7% of businesses responding to the study said they currently provide their employees with tablet devices, while a monsterous 14% say they'll be purchasing tablets in the first Quarter of 2011! That's what's called a surge.

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BlackBerry PlayBook 64GB confirmed, plus 5,300mAh battery [Video]

BlackBerry PlayBook 64GB confirmed, plus 5,300mAh battery [Video]

RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook tablet won't be reaching the market until 2011, but the company has shared a few more hardware details at the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX) this week.  According to RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie, the PlayBook will be available in a 64GB version as well as the 16GB and 32GB models already confirmed, and use a 5,300 mAh battery.

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BlackBerry Storm 3 not dead after all? Three models tipped; PlayBook 2 in 2H 2011?

BlackBerry Storm 3 not dead after all? Three models tipped; PlayBook 2 in 2H 2011?

Talk of the BlackBerry Storm 3's cancellation may have been premature, according to analysts Jefferies & Co., who blame multiple SKUs of the third-generation touchscreen smartphone for the confusion.  They claim RIM was working on three BlackBerry Storm 3 devices, a haptic touch model that has indeed been cancelled, a non-haptic version "with similar thickness, more memory, and [BlackBerry 6]" which is still on course for a release by the end of November, and then a Storm 3 with a "new iPhone-like form factor, but slimmer," that could run QNX.

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RIM Shares their Playbook – Is It Enough?

RIM Shares their Playbook – Is It Enough?

A few weeks ago I wrote about the Invasion of the Tablets.  I wrote about how within the industry tablets are one of the hottest trends happening right now and for good reason.  Today Research in Motion shared with the world their Playbook Professional Tablet.  We have all been anticipating RIM's entrance into the tablet market for a while now and since it is official its time to start the analysis.

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BlackBerry PlayBook QWERTY keyboard and charging dock accessories look likely

BlackBerry PlayBook QWERTY keyboard and charging dock accessories look likely

For a company that's built its reputation on hardware keyboards, RIM's decision not to give the BlackBerry PlayBook anything but an on-screen QWERTY could be seen as an unusual one.  Still, there's plenty of scope for accessories; the press release may be light on details, but we can draw a few conclusions from what RIM has said.  For instance, as well as the microHDMI and microUSB, there are battery charging contacts on the PlayBook tablet.

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BlackBerry PlayBook takes on iPad: Full Specs & Details

BlackBerry PlayBook takes on iPad: Full Specs & Details

RIM obviously knew they'd need some serious hardware to take on the iPad, and so they didn't hold back with the BlackBerry PlayBook.  We've got the full specs now, and this 7-inch 1024 x 600 multitouch slate is a pocket powerhouse that challenges not only Apple's tablet but the Samsung Galaxy Tab, too.  An ARM Cortex A9 dual-core 1GHz processor gets things going, then there's 1GB of RAM, WiFi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, microHDMI and - in the future - the promise of both 3G and 4G models.

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BlackBerry PlayBook official: 7-Inch 1GHz “Professional” tablet

BlackBerry PlayBook official: 7-Inch 1GHz “Professional” tablet

It looks like we might have spoken too soon. At this year's BlackBerry DEVCON, the possibilities are endless for Research In Motion. They have plenty of pent-up rumors and speculation being thrown around. Most of that around the BlackPad, the first tablet from the house that built BlackBerry. And, sure enough, RIM is working on a tablet device. It's not called the BlackPad, though. It's called the PlayBook, and it is indeed the BlackBerry tablet.

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