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BlackBerry does not rule out (eventual) return to tablets

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Another sign emerged this week that BlackBerry was not quite ready to give up on hardware despite recent struggles that have decimated the dominating position it once held in the smartphone space. Speaking to Pocket-lint during Mobile World Congress, BlackBerry’s Vice President of Global Product Management Francois Mahieu said that the company was open to an eventual return to the […]

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 […]

4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook now available in Canada

As expected, today is the day that the 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook tablet became available in Canada. All three national carriers, Bell, Rogers, and TELUS, are offering it as of today. Aside from the additional LTE connectivity, there are only a few differences between this model and the Wi-Fi-only models. Th4e 4G LTE model comes with a faster 1.5GHz dual-core […]

Rumour: Full Rogers 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook pricing revealed

This week’s 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook announcement did not come with any pricing details. A leaked document obtained by MobileSyrup now gives us a clue as to what the tablet will cost when launched by Rogers on August 9th. Rogers will offer it for: CA$349.99 with a three-year contract CA$449.99 with a two-year contract CA$499.99 with a one-year contract CA$549.99 […]

RIM announces 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook tablet

As expected, Research In Motion today announced the 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet with built-in support for cellular networks. Very similar to the Wi-Fi model, one improvement is the faster 1.5GHz processor. “We’re excited to bring customers the first BlackBerry PlayBook tablet with support for 4G LTE networks,” said David J. Smith, Executive Vice President, Mobile Computing at Research In […]

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 […]