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  • BlackBerry PlayBook on sale in the UK on 16 June
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    BlackBerry PlayBook on sale in the UK on 16 June

    By 17 May 2011

    Phones 4u has spilled the beans regarding the UK arrival of the BlackBerry PlayBook - the 7-inch tablet will be hitting shops on 16 June. Priced at £399.95 for the 16GB version, or £559.95 for the 64GB one - RIM fans can pre-order the QNX slate now....

  • BlackBerry PlayBook   review
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    BlackBerry PlayBook review

    By 11 May 2011

    Six months after it was first announced in San Francisco, Research In Motion’s tablet is finally here. But has it been worth the wait, should you be resisting your urges for an iPad, and has RIM with its new operating system got what it takes? We’ve...

  • BlackBerry Touch 9680 snapped in the wild
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    BlackBerry Touch 9680 snapped in the wild

    By 11 May 2011

    It's been over a month since we heard anything regarding RIM's next generation Storm handset. We were kind of disappointed that it wasn't detailed at BlackBerry World, where the Bold 9900 stole all of the headlines. But now, here it is, pictured again...

  • First Look: BlackBerry Bold 9900 review
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    First Look: BlackBerry Bold 9900 review

    By 9 May 2011

    Research in Motion has announced a new touchscreen-enabled BlackBerry Bold, the 9900, at it’s annual BlackBerry World conference in the US and Pocket-lint was on hand to get a fondle with the new smartphone. Should you be excited? Read on to find out....

  • 10-inch BlackBerry PlayBook coming this year?
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    10-inch BlackBerry PlayBook coming this year?

    By 5 May 2011

    Despite the original only being available for a couple of weeks in the US, rumours are already circulating regarding the next BlackBerry PlayBook. We know that a 4G version of the QNX slate will be landing in the summer - but there are reports that a...

  • BlackBerry PlayBook native email demoed (video)
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    BlackBerry PlayBook native email demoed (video)

    By 5 May 2011

    BlackBerry maker RIM demoed how native email will work on the BlackBerry PlayBook at BlackBerry World in Florida earlier in the week, and now the company has released a close up video to show the new features we can expect and how they will work. Turns...

  • Android for PlayBook demoed (video)
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    Android for PlayBook demoed (video)

    By 5 May 2011

    BlackBerry maker RIM has given a brief demo on how Android for PlayBook will work at its BlackBerry World conference in Orlando, Florida. Although the new platform won’t be available until later this year, that hasn’t stopped RIM showing how the new...

  • RIM: PlayBook owes its design heritage to the Moleskine
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    RIM: PlayBook owes its design heritage to the Moleskine

    By 4 May 2011

    RIM’s VP of Industrial Design, Todd Wood, has told Pocket-lint that the BlackBerry PlayBook’s design was heavily influenced by the Moleskine notebook - a favourite of Ernest Hemingway. “Wouldn’t it be great if it was thinner than a paperback...

  • RIM hints at BlackBerry PlayBook keyboard for those that like QWERTY
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    RIM hints at BlackBerry PlayBook keyboard for those that like QWERTY

    By 4 May 2011

    RIM’s head of accessories, Bruce Winter, has hinted to Pocket-lint that a dedicated BlackBerry keyboard for the BlackBerry PlayBook is on the cards in the near future. Although not being able to officially confirm the comments made to Pocket-lint at...

  • Best BlackBerry PlayBook cases hands-on round-up
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    Best BlackBerry PlayBook cases hands-on round-up

    By 4 May 2011

    So you’ve just got a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet from RIM (or about to get one) and now you need to protect your 7-inch wonder. There are, as you would expect, a number of different cases out there all promising protection. Some go for the business look,...

  • BlackBerry PlayBook goes 3D
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    BlackBerry PlayBook goes 3D

    By 3 May 2011

    RIM has demoed a 3D app working on its PlayBook tablet at BlackBerry World in Orlando, Florida - opening a world for 3D content on the go.  The new 3D app, currently called Firefly, looks to work in a similar way to LG’s offering, first demoed at Mobile...

  • Bing teams with BlackBerry, Ballmer hints at new BlackBerry OS in the works
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    Bing teams with BlackBerry, Ballmer hints at new BlackBerry OS in the works

    By 3 May 2011

    Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO, put in a surprise appearance at BlackBerry World in Florida on Tuesday at RIM’s keynote speech. Slagging off Android and promoting Windows Phone along the way, Ballmer confirmed that Bing will be the default search engine...

  • Angry Birds for Blackberry PlayBook
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    Angry Birds for Blackberry PlayBook

    By 3 May 2011

    BlackBerry maker RIM has confirmed that Angry Birds will be coming to the BlackBerry PlayBook, perhaps confirming the 7-inch tablet will be a success after all. Although most people have already started getting Angry Birds fatigue, that hasn’t stopped...

  • BlackBerry PlayBook 1.0.3 update out 3 May
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    BlackBerry PlayBook 1.0.3 update out 3 May

    By 2 May 2011

    BlackBerry maker, RIM, has confirmed it will be rolling out it’s first major update to it’s BlackBerry PlayBook on Monday. The new Over The Air update will roll out in the US on 2 May and be available for the device when it launches elsewhere in...

  • BlackBerry OS 7 - not coming to a RIM device near you
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    BlackBerry OS 7 - not coming to a RIM device near you

    By 2 May 2011

    You may have already read on Pocket-lint how, over in Orlando at the BlackBerry World Conference, Research in Motion has unveiled its latest flagship handset - the BlackBerry Bold 9900 (or 9930 for CDMA users) - complete with the Canadian company's latest...

  • BlackBerry Bold 9900 hands-on
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    BlackBerry Bold 9900 hands-on

    By 2 May 2011

    BlackBerry maker RIM has just launched the new BlackBerry Bold 9900 and BlackBerry Bold 9930 in Orlando, Florida, at it’s BlackBerry World conference and we’ve already jumped all over it like a bad rash to tell you what’s what. On the design front,...

  • BlackBerry PlayBook to get first tablet specific Facebook app
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    BlackBerry PlayBook to get first tablet specific Facebook app

    By 2 May 2011

    Move over Apple, take a walk Google - for the first tablet in town to nab itself a fully-fledged, official, Facebook optimised tablet app will be the BlackBerry PlayBook. The announcement was made over in Orlando, at the BlackBerry World Conference -...

  • BlackBerry Bold 9900 goes touch, gets BB OS 7 and NFC
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    BlackBerry Bold 9900 goes touch, gets BB OS 7 and NFC

    By 2 May 2011

    As expected, BlackBerry maker RIM has announced the launch of two new BlackBerry Bold smartphones adding a touchscreen alongside the handsets usual QWERTY keyboard. The new models, called the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and BlackBerry Bold 9930 will be available...

  • RIM outs BlackBerry Bold complete with BB OS 7
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    RIM outs BlackBerry Bold complete with BB OS 7

    By 29 April 2011

    RIM has let slip plans for a new BlackBerry Bold expected to launch next week at the company’s BlackBerry World convention in Florida. The new smartphone turned up on the company’s website, before being quickly removed, however not before a screen...

  • RIM buys Cloud calendar Tungle.me
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    RIM buys Cloud calendar Tungle.me

    By 28 April 2011

    RIM looks set to fix it’s lack of a dedicated calendar on the BlackBerry Playbook after buying cloud-based, cross-platform, calendar management company Tungle. “Today we are pleased to announce that Tungle has joined Research In Motion (RIM),”...

  • BlackBerry Playbook launch day sales 50,000 strong
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    BlackBerry Playbook launch day sales 50,000 strong

    By 21 April 2011

    Launch day sales for RIM's new Blackberry PlayBook tablet have emerged which, although better than expected, still aren't the massive numbers seen when the Apple iPad 2 was launched last month. According to Mike Abramsky, the General Manager over at RBC...

  • Latest BlackBerry launch struggles to excite - but what's new there?
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    Latest BlackBerry launch struggles to excite - but what's new there?

    By 20 April 2011

    RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook tablet has gone on sale in the US after months of teasing. However, a lack of buzz and poor reviews has stalled RIM’s plans to dominate the fierce market and tough competition. The 7-inch tablet has gone on sale across the...

  • 20 per cent of phones will be NFC happy in 3 years
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    20 per cent of phones will be NFC happy in 3 years

    By 16 April 2011

    NFC, that’s the big buzzword du jour, and it’s likely to stay that way for the foreseeable future according to a new report by Juniper Research. According to the company, one in five smartphones will have NFC in them by 2014 thanks to Google's move...

  • BlackBerry Bold Torch, Torch 2, Orlando and others leak out
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    BlackBerry Bold Torch, Torch 2, Orlando and others leak out

    By 11 April 2011

    RIM looks set to launch a bevy of smartphones all touting touchscreen displays in the coming weeks if a slurry of leaks over the weekend are anything to go by. BlackBerry Bold Touch First came word from Boy Genius Report that they had got their hands...

  • BlackBerry Bold Touch 9930 and Touch 9850 videos show up on YouTube, get yanked
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    BlackBerry Bold Touch 9930 and Touch 9850 videos show up on YouTube, get yanked

    By 5 April 2011

    Video tutorials showing the operation of two unannounced BlackBerry smartphones have turned up on YouTube, only to be yanked back down for violating YouTube’s Terms of Service. The move - presumeably after a request from RIM - to pull the videos from...