Today in the BlackBerry Holiday Hall of Fame: the BlackBerry PlayBook

How's that song go again? Deck the halls with boughs of BlackBerry. Fa la la la la la? That sounds about right... Well, expect hear that version a lot over the next few months, because BlackBerry has released a stunning array of phones for the holiday season. Which is why we've been featuring the whole pantheon of… » 11/18/11 11:59am 11/18/11 11:59am

BlackBerry PlayBook Will Be on Sale in 16 More Countries In the Next…

RIM's bringing the PlayBook tablet out in Australia, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Singapore, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, UAE, Mexico, India, Indonesia and Colombia within the next 30 days. It's already on sale in the UK from today, at the Carphone Warehouse. [BlackBerry] » 6/10/11 7:54am 6/10/11 7:54am

BlackBerry PlayBook Now on Sale at Sprint, as Update 1.0.5 Is Pushed Out

As well as Best Buy, Staples and OfficeMax, Sprint is now selling the 16GB Wi-Fi version of the PlayBook, for $500. This comes as a new software update was pushed out yesterday, pre-loading the Facebook app and adding an in-app payment system plus Wi-Fi hotspot detection. You mean to tell me these features weren't… » 6/08/11 4:50am 6/08/11 4:50am

Is BlackBerry Planning a 10-Inch PlayBook Tablet?

The Playbook's 7-inch stature didn't bother our reviewer Matt so much, but people are whispering that RIM is preparing a larger 10-inch size, to go head-to-head with the iPad/Motorola Xoom. BGR is hearing it'll be later this year, and that the newly-announced BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 handset's "summer" launch is… » 5/05/11 4:50am 5/05/11 4:50am

Watch How Android Apps Run on the BlackBerry Playbook

This is how Android apps are going to look on the BlackBerry Playbook. The apps run via the Playbook's Android App Player and from the looks of it, isn't a bad experience at all. Regardless of how you feel about BlackBerry relying on another platform for apps, offering this feature gives Playbook users more options.… » 5/04/11 9:19pm 5/04/11 9:19pm

Only 50,000 BlackBerry PlayBooks Were Sold on Launch Day?

Look, 50,000 units sold isn't too bad (especially when you consider the reviews urged customers to wait), but when you compare it to the first-gen iPad's 300,000 sold on opening day, that's not many either way you look at it. Apparently 25,000 of those PlayBooks were sold through pre-orders. [Economic Times via … » 4/21/11 11:04am 4/21/11 11:04am

AT&T Isn't Letting Users Download BlackBerry Bridge, Here's How to Get…

For some silly reason, AT&T is not supporting BlackBerry Bridge—the lifeline of the BlackBerry PlayBook. Remember, in order for the PlayBook to access email, contacts, and calendars, it needs to be "bridged" to a BlackBerry via the BlackBerry Bridge app. Without access to BlackBerry Bridge, AT&T is effectively… » 4/19/11 10:40am 4/19/11 10:40am

Hey Look, it's April 19th, Which Means the BlackBerry PlayBook is on…

You can saunter on in to Best Buy, OfficeMax or Staples today, or surf over to RIM's site now, and pick up the 16GB Wi-Fi PlayBook tablet for $500, or the 32GB model for $600 or even the 64GB model for an extra hundred notes. Don't forget that the 3G and 4G models will be coming later in the year, along with Android… » 4/19/11 4:20am 4/19/11 4:20am

RIM Flounders When Asked Why People Should Buy Their BlackBerry…

Promising that "we will have an over the air email client to announce very very soon," RIM Co-CEO Jim Balsillie also spoke of the reaction to the PlayBook tablet in the first wave of reviews. Labelling that it wasn't "fair" reviewers suggested they rushed the tablet out too fast, he also failed to convince the watcher… » 4/15/11 4:00am 4/15/11 4:00am

iPad 2 to Blame for BlackBerry PlayBook Delays?

According to Digitimes, the PlayBook shipments has been postponed by a month due to the heavy strain factories in Taiwan were/are facing thanks to the iPad 2. Digitimes wrote that "sources from touch screen panel makers also pointed out that PlayBook shipments were postponed for about a month from the original… » 4/07/11 7:20am 4/07/11 7:20am