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BlackBerry PlayBook gets updated with new power menu, better Facebook app, and more

BlackBerry PlayBook gets updated with new power menu, better Facebook app, and more

The PlayBook isn’t even two months old yet and it’s already scored a second update to its QNX-based OS. First up from BlackBerry Tablet OS v1.0.5 is an upgraded Facebook app, which is now a preloaded part of the system software and can do some really neat things… like delete unwanted messages. Devs will be happy to […]

Hulu blocked on the BlackBerry PlayBook, Android fans say, 'told you so'

Hulu blocked on the BlackBerry PlayBook, Android fans say, ‘told you so’

In news that should surprise no one, Hulu has blocked videos from playing in the BlackBerry PlayBook’snative browser, adding the tablet to a long blacklist of devices. But where there’s a will, there’s a way — over at CrackBerry, one commenter reported success in emailing himself the embed code and then opening the link from his Gmail inbox. […]

BlackBerry PlayBook pried open, gyroscope and other goodies discovered

BlackBerry PlayBook pried open, gyroscope and other goodies discovered

What’s in a PlayBook? No, literally, what is in that thing? Well, most of the specs were known ahead oftoday’s release, but there was a bit of confusion about whether RIM’s 7-inch tablet did or didn’t have a gyroscope, which has now been set straight (it does!) by the crew at iFixit. They did their usual study of what […]

Twiddling your thumbs in anticipation now that you’ve placed your PlayBook preorder? Why not put yourself to good use by teaching that dusty cranium how to use it? At first glance, this guide for retail salespeople looks like it could have been thrown together by us, complete with a tour of the ports and a helpful reminder […]

Another analyst bashes BlackBerry PlayBook

Another analyst bashes BlackBerry PlayBook

Research In Motion announced this week that its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet will finally launch next month, thus lighting a fire under several analysts excited to resume their PlayBook bashing. Among them was Stifel analyst Doug Reid, who issued a research note on Wednesday suggesting RIM’s first tablet offering will not deliver on the hype. “First, PlayBook’s […]

RIM opens up BlackBerry PlayBook to support Android apps

RIM opens up BlackBerry PlayBook to support Android apps

The news  confirmed by RIM — the company will indeed support Google Android apps on its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet and on new QNX-based BlackBerry smartphones moving forward. RIM is also offering a suite of tools for Android developers that will allow them to easily port their existing apps to the PlayBook for distribution through BlackBerry App […]