RIM's Finally Launching a 4G PlayBook (In Canada)

RIM is finally releasing a 4G LTE PlayBook. The company announced today that it will debut in Canada next week and it will be available in the U.S. "in the coming months," which hopefully isn't code for "never." » 8/02/12 9:53am 8/02/12 9:53am

This Is Probably the 10-Inch PlayBook (That Won't Be Out Until 2013)

Vietnamese tech forum Tinhte is showing off what looks like RIM's new 10-inch PlayBook. But while the hardware looks like it might almost be ready for launch—if it's real—don't expect to get your hands on one any time soon. » 7/30/12 8:55am 7/30/12 8:55am

iOS Apps Can Run on a PlayBook, Kinda

If you somehow happen to own a BlackBerry PlayBook: we're very sorry for you. But still, don't be too sad, because apparently it's possible to port iOS apps so that they run on your awful piece of hardware! » 6/13/12 7:29am 6/13/12 7:29am

RIM in Crisis as a Billion Dollars of BlackBerries and PlayBooks Sit…

Things are getting dire for RIM, which diffidently announced its new BlackBerry 10 platform earlier this month to an internet full of aggressive disinterest. The latest grim tiding? Trading has been halted on RIM's stock—which is a very bad sign—on the heels of news that its stash of unsold BlackBerry phones and… » 5/29/12 4:30pm 5/29/12 4:30pm

RIM Is Making It Even Harder to Get Quality PlayBook Apps

RIM is killing the option to sideload apps in a future build of the PlayBook OS in an attempt to curb piracy. This means that they'll have to be added directly through BlackBerry App World, similar to Apple's M.O. with the App Store. » 4/09/12 9:57am 4/09/12 9:57am

The New iPad Comparison: How It Stacks Up to Other Leading Tablets

Well, it's finally here, Apple's new hotness. But how does it compare to the new hotness from Asus, Samsung, Amazon, BlackBerry, or heck, the iPad 2? We've got you covered with this head-to-head spec sheet. » 3/07/12 2:15pm 3/07/12 2:15pm

BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 Review: A Beautiful Desert

You might not recall, but when the BlackBerry PlayBook came out last year it was close—oh, so close—to being a respectable iPad competitor. But the omission of native email, calendars and contacts was a fatal flaw, both for reviewers and the buying public. » 2/22/12 3:20pm 2/22/12 3:20pm

BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 Test Notes: Worth the Wait?

This isn't the review of the BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 software. That comes tomorrow. Rather, these are just some early impressions and comparisons to the 1.0 software running through my head as I get acclimated with the thing. These opinions that may or may not change with time and familiarity. » 2/21/12 6:28pm 2/21/12 6:28pm

Your Old Blackberry Now Functions as a PS3 Remote

To go along with the release of the PlayBook 2.0 update, RIM also included new remote functionality in the BlackBerry Bridge app, so that BB phones can control the PlayBook But as people are finding out, it can control much, much more than just a single tablet. » 2/21/12 9:00am 2/21/12 9:00am

BlackBerry PlayBook OS2 Is Available to Download

As predicted, RIM's attempt to salvage the PlayBook—an updated operating system—is available today. Now, basic tablet functionality can be had by PlayBook users: e-mail, calendar and contacts programs, as well as a scattering of ported Android apps. The update is available now, via the PlayBook's Software Updates… » 2/21/12 5:40am 2/21/12 5:40am

If Blackberry Playbook OS2 Drops Next Week and No One's Around to…

RIM's Playbook tablet hasn't exactly been a blockbuster success (or even much of a "success") since its initial launch last year—due in part to a clunky UI and lack of basic features. However, according to a report by N4BB, the vastly improved Playbook OS 2 could start rolling out next week. » 2/14/12 8:15pm 2/14/12 8:15pm

Free Playbooks For Android App Developers

Here's some good news if you like to tinker with creating Android apps in your spare time: submit one to the BlackBerry App World before February 13th, and you can get a free Playbook. That's another great sign that RIM is doing well, eh? » 2/03/12 3:37am 2/03/12 3:37am

BlackBerry Playbook OS 2 Finally Turns the Playbook Into a Real Tablet

BlackBerry just announced Playbook OS 2 which finally makes the Playbook useful. As opposed to the silly joke it was! The new OS, which really should have launched with the Playbook, adds e-mail, calendar and contacts. Finally! From the company that brought e-mail to your pocket, there's e-mail on their tablet. » 1/10/12 10:56pm 1/10/12 10:56pm

This BlackBerry Booth Makes Me Sad

I'm at Pepcom's Digital Experience and while I was running the floor looking for exciting products to share with you— yeah, you—I noticed the saddest booth around. » 1/09/12 10:50pm 1/09/12 10:50pm

RIM's Massive, Silly PlayBook Sale: All Models Now $299

The PlayBook was bound to go on sale again... and now it has! In fact, RIM is selling all its models for $299. Yes, the 16GB version costs the same as the 64GB model. » 1/03/12 6:05am 1/03/12 6:05am

Report: Amazon Was Almost BlackBerry's White Knight

As RIM continues to stumble down the long stairway to oblivion, Reuters reports that the company had an unlikely suitor this summer that could have saved them: Amazon. Wait, what? Or more importantly... why? » 12/20/11 6:01pm 12/20/11 6:01pm