Latest BlackBerry tablet news

BlackBerry considering PlayBook tablet successor but 'nowhere near ready' yet
BlackBerry considering PlayBook tablet successor but 'nowhere near ready' yet By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

BlackBerry PlayBook will not get BlackBerry 10 after all, promise broken
BlackBerry PlayBook will not get BlackBerry 10 after all, promise broken By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

Forget BlackBerry PlayBook 2, CEO claims all tablets are doomed
Forget BlackBerry PlayBook 2, CEO claims all tablets are doomed By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

BlackBerry: All PlayBooks will get BlackBerry 10
BlackBerry: All PlayBooks will get BlackBerry 10 By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

BlackBerry PlayBook 3G+ now on sale in the UK
BlackBerry PlayBook 3G+ now on sale in the UK By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

PlayBook OS 2.1 update out, brings portrait email and other gems
PlayBook OS 2.1 update out, brings portrait email and other gems By Stuart Miles

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 tablet... Read more

Police in Canada start using BlackBerry PlayBooks in their cars
Police in Canada start using BlackBerry PlayBooks in their cars By Danny Brogan

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. Though... Read more

Official BlackBerry PlayBook Mini Keyboard lands
Official BlackBerry PlayBook Mini Keyboard lands By Paul Lamkin

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... Read more

Confetti: Collaborative content app concept for PlayBook demoed
Confetti: Collaborative content app concept for PlayBook demoed By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

How to turn your BlackBerry Playbook into a Kindle Fire
How to turn your BlackBerry Playbook into a Kindle Fire By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 update landing 21 February claims leaked document
BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 update landing 21 February claims leaked document By Stuart Miles

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,... Read more

BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 demoed, Bridge 2.0 gives remote control
BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 demoed, Bridge 2.0 gives remote control By Chris Hall

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... Read more

Two new BlackBerry PlayBook tablets coming in 2012
Two new BlackBerry PlayBook tablets coming in 2012 By Paul Lamkin

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... Read more

BlackBerry PlayBook fire-sale kicks off in the US
BlackBerry PlayBook fire-sale kicks off in the US By Paul Lamkin

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... Read more

RIM literally giving PlayBook tablets away
RIM literally giving PlayBook tablets away By Paul Lamkin

Back in September it was revealed that RIM was struggling with sales of its PlayBook tablet, with just 200,000 shipped to shops in the previous quarter, and now the Canadian phone giant has taken action - by offering free PlayBooks in the US and Canada.The... Read more

RIM execs explain poor PlayBook sales
RIM execs explain poor PlayBook sales By Stuart Miles

Rim has acknowledged the two main reasons for poor BlackBerry PlayBook sales at the company’s Devcon event in San Francisco."The number one reason the PlayBook hasn't sold as well as we expected is the lack of a native email client, the number two reason... Read more

BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 detailed
BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 detailed By Stuart Miles

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion has confirmed that it will be releasing a new operating system update for the BlackBerry Playbook at the company's Devcon event in San Francisco. The new operating system update will be available to developers from... Read more

Big PlayBook update coming October, adds Video Store, Android, email and more
Big PlayBook update coming October, adds Video Store, Android, email and more By Stuart Miles

RIM has promised a "big update" for its PlayBook tablet in October as it moves to try and improve lacklustre sales over the last quarter.In a conference call following the company’s latest earning report, that saw revenue down 15 per cent and profits... Read more

BlackBerry PlayBook more popular than Apple iPad
BlackBerry PlayBook more popular than Apple iPad By Rik Henderson

ILoveCashback.com, the voucher and money saving site, has made the bold claim that the BlackBerry PlayBack has overtaken the iPad as the must-have tablet. It states that the Apple device has fallen behind the new kid on the block in terms of searches.In... Read more

RIM to cut 2,000 BlackBerry jobs
RIM to cut 2,000 BlackBerry jobs By Paul Lamkin

Troubled times at RIM towers? It would seem so, although the Canadian mobile giant it still surprisingly upbeat despite revealing that the company is to slash 11 per cent of its workforce, some 2,000 employees, in a move "which is focused on eliminating... Read more

RIM manages more than 1 million EMEA based subscribers in three weeks
RIM manages more than 1 million EMEA based subscribers in three weeks By Hunter Skipworth

Recent times have seen plentiful unhappy faces surrounding the offices of RIM. The company that once made its name in the mobile email market has struggled against new competition from Apple and Google. Even the recent PlayBook, BlackBerry's take on the... Read more

Retweet to win a BlackBerry PlayBook
Retweet to win a BlackBerry PlayBook By Pocket-lint Promotion

Pocket-lint has been covering the progress of the BlackBerry PlayBook since it was a tiny glint in Pappa RIM's eye, and now that its hit the shelves, and we've given it the full treatment in our full PlayBook review, it has to be said that it's an absolute... Read more

BlackBerry PlayBook update fixes Flash issues
BlackBerry PlayBook update fixes Flash issues By Hunter Skipworth

BlackBerry is set to push an over the air update to its PlayBook which should fix issues early adopters are having with Flash.BlackBerry stated on its blog that "while their are no known reports of any BlackBerry PlayBook users being affected by the... Read more

BlackBerry PlayBook on sale in the UK on 16 June
BlackBerry PlayBook on sale in the UK on 16 June By Paul Lamkin

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.The... Read more

BlackBerry PlayBook native email demoed (video)
BlackBerry PlayBook native email demoed (video) By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

RIM: PlayBook owes its design heritage to the Moleskine
RIM: PlayBook owes its design heritage to the Moleskine By Stuart Miles

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 book,... Read more

RIM hints at BlackBerry PlayBook keyboard for those that like QWERTY
RIM hints at BlackBerry PlayBook keyboard for those that like QWERTY By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

BlackBerry PlayBook goes 3D
BlackBerry PlayBook goes 3D By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

BlackBerry PlayBook 1.0.3 update out 3 May
BlackBerry PlayBook 1.0.3 update out 3 May By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

BlackBerry PlayBook to get first tablet specific Facebook app
BlackBerry PlayBook to get first tablet specific Facebook app By Paul Lamkin

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 - and... Read more

BlackBerry Playbook launch day sales 50,000 strong
BlackBerry Playbook launch day sales 50,000 strong By Ben Crompton

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... Read more

RIM: BlackBerry Playbook - March for US, Early Q2 for UK
RIM: BlackBerry Playbook - March for US, Early Q2 for UK By Stuart Miles

RIM’s UK MD Steven Bates has told Pocket-lint, in a one to one briefing, that the BlackBerry Playbook will be launching in the UK in early Q2; giving us the hope that the new tablet could be here as early as April - next month.“It’s end of Q1 for... Read more

BlackBerry PlayBook to be Android appy?
BlackBerry PlayBook to be Android appy? By Paul Lamkin

Like the look of the BlackBerry PlayBook, but concerned about the obvious lack of apps?Well, worry no longer as reports suggest that the QNX platform tablet could be compatible with the thousands (130 of them at the last count) of Android apps.A Bloomberg... Read more

BlackBerry 4G PlayBook coming in summer 2011
BlackBerry 4G PlayBook coming in summer 2011 By Paul Lamkin

It's all well and good Research in Motion releasing teaser video after teaser video showing off the BlackBerry PlayBook, but sooner or later it is going to have to actually release the actual device.And whilst we don't know when it will be hitting the... Read more

Three new Acer tablets to mix up the market
Three new Acer tablets to mix up the market By Ben Crompton

We've got tablet news coming in thick and fast from Acer, also hint of a tablet/phone hybrid, as it has just announced the launch of three new tablets. And of the three new Acer tablets two come touting Android, and one has the Windows 7 OS. So let's... Read more

BlackBerry PlayBook gets RIMarkable price
BlackBerry PlayBook gets RIMarkable price By Ben Crompton

Tablets are launching left right and centre, but one we're particularly looking forward to is the BlackBerry PlayBook, which should be launching in around February 2011 with a very competitive price.Manufactured by RIM, the new tablet will be launched... Read more

Hands-on with BlackBerry Playbook tablet OS
Hands-on with BlackBerry Playbook tablet OS By Rik Henderson

Earlier today, RIM opened up its BlackBerry PlayBook devkit to all developers who may be interested in creating apps for the forthcoming tablet. The company also allowed anybody to download a beta ISO of its OS simulator, mainly to allow programmers to... Read more

PlayBook trademark not RIM's in the UK
PlayBook trademark not RIM's in the UK By Paul Lamkin

Reports have emerged that suggest that Research In Motion do not own the trademark rights to the PlayBook name in the UK - indicating that the Canadian manufacturer could run into difficulties naming its tablet on this side of the pond.V3 is reporting... Read more

BlackBerry PlayBook Eyes on
BlackBerry PlayBook Eyes on By Stuart Miles

RIM has just announced its new tablet device, the BlackBerry PlayBook, and Pocket-lint was there ready to get a glance of the new device just moments later.Due out early 2011 in the US and Q2 in the UK and Europe, RIM showed off three of the PlayBook... Read more

BlackBerry PlayBook: RIM launches tablet
BlackBerry PlayBook: RIM launches tablet By Stuart Miles

After months of chatter and rumours, Research in Motion has confirmed the launch of the BlackBerry PlayBook, a 7-inch tablet for business savvy consumers."This is a really special announcement I've been saving for DEVCON", said the company's CEO Michael... Read more

BlackBerry tablet rumours heating up
BlackBerry tablet rumours heating up By Paul Lamkin

We first heard word about a possible BlackBerry tablet last month, when we told you about rumours of a device that would be able to use a companion BlackBerry mobile phone's 3G connection to connect to the web when Wi-Fi wasn't an option.And now more... Read more