BlackBerry PlayBook archive

  • BlackBerry considering PlayBook tablet successor but 'nowhere near ready' yet
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    BlackBerry considering PlayBook tablet successor but 'nowhere near ready' yet

    By 27 February 2014

    BlackBerry will consider releasing a new tablet device, but only when the time is right. Speaking to Pocket-lint, the company's vice-president of global product management Francois Mahieu revealed that the resurgent manufacturer is interested in the...

  • BlackBerry PlayBook will not get BlackBerry 10 after all, promise broken
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    BlackBerry PlayBook will not get BlackBerry 10 after all, promise broken

    By 28 June 2013

    Thorsten Heins has revealed that the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet device will not be upgraded to BlackBerry 10, reneging on a promise he made in January. Speaking on an investors' call after the company's first quarter financial year 2014 earnings report...

  • Forget BlackBerry PlayBook 2, CEO claims all tablets are doomed
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    Forget BlackBerry PlayBook 2, CEO claims all tablets are doomed

    By 30 April 2013

    BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins has seemingly ruled out a sequel to the company's 2011 PlayBook tablet by revealing that he doesn't see a future for any tablet device beyond 2018. Ever since BlackBerry 10 was launched, analysts and tech journalists have...

  • BlackBerry: All PlayBooks will get BlackBerry 10
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    BlackBerry: All PlayBooks will get BlackBerry 10

    By 30 January 2013

    BlackBerry, nee RIM, has confirmed that its PlayBook tablet will be getting an update to the BlackBerry 10 operating system, although has not gone as far as saying when exactly that will happen.  In a move that we've been expecting, Thorsten Heins, CEO...

  • BlackBerry PlayBook 3G+ now on sale in the UK
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    BlackBerry PlayBook 3G+ now on sale in the UK

    By 5 November 2012

    The BlackBerry Playbook 3G+ is now available in the UK, allowing you to surf on the go. Announced earlier in the year, the new PlayBook will be virtually identical to the non-3G version, although you'll will get a speed boost with the 3G+ model because...

  • PlayBook OS 2.1 update out, brings portrait email and other gems
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    PlayBook OS 2.1 update out, brings portrait email and other gems

    By 4 October 2012

    Research In Motion has released an update to the PlayBook - PlayBook OS 2.1 - that brings several new features and bug fixes, including the ability to check your email in portrait mode: the excitement, we know! Those lucky few who have the BlackBerry...

  • 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook announced, on sale in Canada 9 August
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    4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook announced, on sale in Canada 9 August

    By 2 August 2012

    Research In Motion has confirmed that it will be launching a 4G version of the BlackBerry Playbook in Canada on 9 August. The new 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, available in Canada on select carriers, has built-in support for ultra-fast 4G LTE networks...

  • Police in Canada start using BlackBerry PlayBooks in their cars
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    Police in Canada start using BlackBerry PlayBooks in their cars

    By 3 May 2012

    A Canadian police force is set to begin using BlackBerry Playbooks inside its vehicles. Mobile Innovations, the brains behind the integration has already fitted two cop cars with the technology, but hopes to have as many as ten by the end of the year. ...

  • BlackBerry-equipped Porsche 911 Carrera S pictures and hands-on
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    BlackBerry-equipped Porsche 911 Carrera S pictures and hands-on

    By 2 May 2012

    RIM has shown just what BlackBerry 10 is capable of by implementing the mobile computing engine into a Porsche 911 Carrera S. Pocket-lint got some hands-on time with the vehicle, though sadly we weren’t allowed to take it for a spin. The first thing...

  • BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0.1 update rolling out now
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    BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0.1 update rolling out now

    By 17 April 2012

    RIM has released a new update for the BlackBerry Playbook, bringing with it a number of improvements and optimisations on Tuesday.  The new version, BlackBerry PlayBook OS v2.0.1.358, is now available to all users and via the software update panel within...

  • BlackBerry Mini Keyboard for PlayBook review
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    BlackBerry Mini Keyboard for PlayBook review

    By 11 April 2012

    Research In Motion has launched a new mini Bluetooth keyboard for the BlackBerry PlayBook - complete with accompanying case to house it all. But should you be bothering and will it make working on the go any easier? Design There are two parts to the...

  • BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha phone to debut at BlackBerry Jam conference in May
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    BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha phone to debut at BlackBerry Jam conference in May

    By 24 March 2012

    BlackBerry has confirmed that it will be giving developers a limited edition developer prototype device at its developer conference, BlackBerry Jam, in Orlando in May in preparation for BlackBerry OS 10 when it comes out later this year. The new device,...

  • Official BlackBerry PlayBook Mini Keyboard lands
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    Official BlackBerry PlayBook Mini Keyboard lands

    By 13 March 2012

    Update: The original post below went live on Monday - we now have official confirmation of the device from RIM with  James Poulton, director, Advanced Accessories saying: "Whether you’re typing email, creating documents, surfing the web or using other...

  • Swiftkey powering BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 keyboard
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    Swiftkey powering BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 keyboard

    By 28 February 2012

    Industry sources have confirmed to Pocket-lint that Swiftkey does indeed power the keyboard in the new PlayBook 2.0 operating system. For those unaware of Swiftkey, it is a small British company that offers one of the most popular third-party keyboards...

  • Confetti: Collaborative content app concept for PlayBook demoed
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    Confetti: Collaborative content app concept for PlayBook demoed

    By 28 February 2012

    BlackBerry maker Research In Motion has shown off a new concept app for its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet that allows users to collaboratively share content with each other quickly and easily when in the boardroom.  Called Confetti, the app lets users share...

  • Free games on offer for BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 users
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    Free games on offer for BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 users

    By 24 February 2012

    Research in Motion has announced that, as a celebration of PlayBook OS 2.0 finally landing, all upgraded users can nab themselves a couple of Gameloft games free of charge. The titles on offer are Asphalt 6 Adrenaline HD and Modern Combat 2 Black Pegasus...

  • How to turn your BlackBerry Playbook into a Kindle Fire
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    How to turn your BlackBerry Playbook into a Kindle Fire

    By 24 February 2012

    If you are waiting for Amazon's Kindle Fire to be released in the UK there is now an alternative - the BlackBerry PlayBook. But wait, we hear you cry, the BlackBerry PlayBook doesn't have a Kindle app. That's correct, however with a bit of jiggery-pokery...

  • BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 pictures and hands-on
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    BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 pictures and hands-on

    By 24 February 2012

    BlackBerry has finally released its PlayBook 2.0 operating system bringing with it a host of new features -most importantly email and calendar options. But has it been worth the wait and do the new additions now make it the best budget tablet on the market?...

  • PlayBook 2.0 update rolling out now
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    PlayBook 2.0 update rolling out now

    By 21 February 2012

    Research In Motion has rolled out its update to the PlayBook, adding a host of new features including Mail, Calendar and Android app support. The 2.0 update, which has slipped more times than a clown on a trip to a banana factory, had been promised for...

  • BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 update landing 21 February claims leaked document
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    BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 update landing 21 February claims leaked document

    By 18 February 2012

    Research In Motion is set to release the much anticipated BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 software update on Tuesday 21 February, if details from a leaked document are to be believed. The update, which has slipped more times than a clown on a banana at the circus,...

  • BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 demoed, Bridge 2.0 gives remote control
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    BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 demoed, Bridge 2.0 gives remote control

    By 7 February 2012

    RIM has demoed some of the updates coming to PlayBook 2.0, which is scheduled to arrive on your PlayBook in February, at the BlackBerry DevCon Europe event in Amsterdam. Along with headline features like Runtime for Android, which will see the easy porting...

  • Two new BlackBerry PlayBook tablets coming in 2012
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    Two new BlackBerry PlayBook tablets coming in 2012

    By 17 January 2012

    RIM-lovers, want to know what's in store from the Canadian company in 2012? Well, N4BB thinks that it has got the low-down on the BlackBerry launch plans for this year and, most excitingly, it suggests two brand spanking new PlayBook tablets. The 7- and...

  • BlackBerry PlayBook fire-sale kicks off in the US
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    BlackBerry PlayBook fire-sale kicks off in the US

    By 3 January 2012

    The phrase iPad killer was touted around a little too much in 2011. And one tablet that was Flashy in its approach to Apple's crown was the BlackBerry PlayBook, that went on sale last year with plenty of RIM fanfare behind it. But now, following reports...

  • Year in review 2011: October
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    Year in review 2011: October

    By 30 December 2011

    As the Winter begins we retreat once again to our tech filled dens. Luckily October had them filled with all sorts of nice tech treats. Everything from the Nokia Lumia 800 going on pre order, to games like Battlefield 3 and Arkham City hitting our consoles,...

  • HTC Flyer price slashed to £200, PlayBook just £169
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    HTC Flyer price slashed to £200, PlayBook just £169

    By 27 December 2011

    Didn't fancy paying £479.99 for the HTC Flyer, HTC's 7-inch pen-touting Android tablet, when it first launched in May? Well now you don't have to thanks to Dixons. The online gadget store is selling the 16GB Wi-Fi HTC Flyer for £199.99 as the price...