BlackBerry Tablet OS

RIM BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 Update now available for download

Research In Motion today announced that its latest RIM BlackBerry PlayBook OS update is now available for download. Among the new features in version 2.1 are: Updated BlackBerry Bridge: View, respond and compose new SMS messages on BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet when connected to a BlackBerry smartphone over Bluetooth. Increased performance and speed of other BlackBerry Bridge functions. Email and PIM […]

Apple leads smartphone and tablet markets in Canada

The latest Ipsos Reid’s Mobil-ology report, which looks at smartphone, tablet and eReader usage in Canada, has found Apple as the top brand for both smartphones and tablets. The manufacturer accounted for 29% of smartphones and 42% of tablets in August 2012. Holding down second place is none other than Canada’s own Research In Motion. Its smartphones still hold 27% […]

BlackBerry PlayBook Video Store now available in Canada

Research In Motion launched its BlackBerry PlayBook Video Store in the US earlier this year. Good news for Canadians today as the PlayBook app has finally made it north of the border and is now available from BlackBerry App World. “The BlackBerry Video Store offers a catalog of thousands of movies and TV shows with new releases available for purchase […]

Rumour: Leaked changelog reveals what’s new in BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1

It looks like Research In Motion is getting ready to release an update to its PlayBook Tablet OS. Version 2.1 has been in beta for some time, giving everyone a sense of what to expect. A leaked changelog document obtained by CrackBerry has now given us a detailed list of upcoming features and changes, including some not in the current […]

Rumour: Bell to launch 4G LTE RIM BlackBerry PlayBook on July 31st

Research In Motion first promised BlackBerry PlayBook models with cellular connectivity when it first launched the Wi-Fi-only version over a year ago. It has yet to materialize but rumours consistently resurfaced hinting that it was coming. The last such rumour, a leaked RIM BlackBerry 10 roadmap, indicated it would finally launch in Q4 2012. It now looks like the 4G […]

RIM BlackBerry PlayBook second most popular tablet in Canada in Q1 2012

RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook appears to have found a following here in Canada, thanks in part to the fact that it now sells at a significant discount. According to a quarterly survey conducted by Solutions Research Group (SRG), the most popular tablet in Canada remains the Apple iPad but the PlayBook accounted for 19% of the Canadian tablet market in Q1 […]

RIM discontinues 16GB BlackBerry PlayBook model

Research In Motion is discontinuing the 16GB version of its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. The move was revealed in an email from RIM to a CrackBerry forum user. RIM was quick to point out that “we continue to remain committed to the tablet space and the 32 GB and 64 GB models of the BlackBerry PlayBook continue to offer great value […]

WordPress for PlayBook gets update

WordPress today announced an update for its WordPress for PlayBook app. Version 2.1 adds some “totally radical stuff” including: Comment editing: tap the new ‘Edit’ button when viewing a comment and you will be taken to a new screen where you can edit the comment information including the name, email, URL, comment text, and status. Post Autosave: to better protect […]