RIM woos Android developers with free PlayBook

Research in Motion is trying to woo developers by giving a free BlackBerry Playbook tablet to coders who port their Android application for its BlackBerry Tablet OS. The promotion, announced on Twitter by

Published on: February 3rd, 2012 Jeremy Kirk

DataWind CEO shares secrets of cost-cutting tablet manufacturing

Montreal tech firm reveals secrets of building the world's cheapest tablet Four hundred thousand, that was the number of units pre-ordered in October last year by people eager to get their hands on

Published on: January 5th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

RIM hedges PlayBook sales target, report says

Waterloo, Ont.-based Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM) has cut its sales target for PlayBook tablets in the second quarter to one-third of the original estimate, according to Taiwan-based suppliers cited in a report.RIM

Published on: June 23rd, 2011 Matt Hamblen

BlackBerry PlayBook update decreases battery life

Earlier this month, BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) released a significant OS update for its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet that enabled a new PlayBook video chat application, as well as BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) functionality

Published on: May 19th, 2011 Al Sacco

BlackBerry Playbook launch targets consumers, businesses

Research In Motion launched the BlackBerry Playbook at retail locations across Canada today.While the BlackBerry faithful at businesses across the country are an obvious target market for the 7-inch touch screen tablet, RIM

Published on: April 19th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Video Rewind: First look at BlackBerry PlayBook

Research in Motion's BlackBerry PlayBook launched in the U.S. last week and it's going on sale across Canada today. The tablet features a 7-inch touch screen at a resolution of 1024x700 and features

Published on: April 19th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

BlackBerry PlayBook review: great size, poor software

To say that Research in Motion's BlackBerry PlayBook is a study in contrasts is an understatement. After extensively testing a PlayBook ($500 for 16GB of storage, $600 for a 32GB version, and $700

Published on: April 15th, 2011 Melissa J. Perenson

BlackBerry Playbook needs these 5 killer features

Many positive and negative things have been written about the BlackBerry PlayBook ahead of its launch April 19. But so far, I have not seen any evidence that the PlayBook will offer small

Published on: April 5th, 2011 Bruce Gain

BlackBerry Playbook faces ‘tweener’ marketing challenge

With dozens of new tablets hitting the market in 2011, Research in Motion (RIM) faces an uphill climb with its upcoming 7-in. PlayBook tablet, which will run its BlackBerry Tablet OS.RIM showed off

Published on: January 14th, 2011 Matt Hamblen

Hands on with BlackBerry Playbook at CES

Launched here at CES after much speculation, Research In Motion’s first foray into tablet computing, the BlackBerry PlayBook, will hit the U.S. market as a Sprint 4G (WiMAX) device by March.As a 4G

Published on: January 7th, 2011 Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

Five things iPad 2 needs to keep rivals at bay

If Apple had any doubt when it launched the iPad, it seems clear by this point that competition in the tablet arena will be fierce. Apple will not enjoy the same two year

Published on: September 30th, 2010 Tony Bradley

BlackBerry Playbook tablet shows RIM embracing touch screen format

After weeks of speculation, Waterloo, Ont.-based Research in Motion released the BlackBerry Playbook yesterday. The 7" high-resolution display sports a 1 GHz dual-core processor, and a new BlackBerry Tablet OS. The platform supports

Published on: September 27th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff