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RIM has finally released the long awaited major updated the Blackberry Playbook OS to include two services that have been long discussed and much anticipated: integrated email support and Android app availability.
PlayBook OS 2.0 allows users to enjoy native calendar, messaging and e-mail apps. The new e-mail app also includes an extended unified function, integrating not only multiple e-mail accounts as well as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter messages.
Social integration also extends to the new calendar app that integrates information from social networks in addition to standard work and More >
Mike Abramsky, RBC Capital Markets Managing Director believes that RIM has sold approximately 250,000 BlackBerry PlayBook tablets to date. In a note to investors recently, the analyst points to channel checks in stating PlayBook sales have remained steady since the device’s launch on April 19th. If these estimates are accurate, RIM’s PlayBook is already outselling Motorola’s flagship HoneyComb tablet, the XOOM, which managed to sell 250,000 units in its first two months of availability.
Abramsky belives RIM could move roughly around 500,000 units during RIM’s first fiscal quarter, though we More >
Research In Motion Ltd. is launching a new initiative that opens the door for businesses and government agencies to start using iPhones and Android devices on their networks, with a little help from the BlackBerry maker’s renowned security architecture.
According to RIM, the single web-based console is being designed to provide IT administrators with the ability to distribute software and manage policies, inventory, security and services for BlackBerry devices, as well as other mobile devices. IT administrators will be able to manage devices over-the-air, including activating More >
Research In Motion recently announced its acquisition of the social calendar service provider known as Tungle. Tungle runs a service that allows users to maintain a cloud-based calendar where events and schedules can be easily shared with contacts. The solution is supposed to work across a variety of mobile and desktop platforms.
”BlackBerry is a fantastic solution for connecting users to the people and information that matter most throughout their day,” said RIM’s VP of Collaboration and Social Networking, Tom Goguen, in a statement. ”By working with Tungle to add cloud-based, More >
According to a recent post, RIM has been considering ways to expand its BlackBerry Messenger platform to iOS and Android devices, with a release coming soon in the App Store. RIM apparently wasn’t happy about the hundreds of apps clearly inspired by BBM available for iPhones and iPads, and decided to develop a version of Messenger that doesn’t have all the features available to BlackBerry owners, but still allows iOS users to communicate with their friends and family. A compromise, that is, to have BlackBerry Messenger available on as many platforms as possible.
It’s been rumored on and off for a few weeks now, but today RIM finally confirmed that its upcoming PlayBook tablet which runs a new QNX operating system will support both Blackberry AppWorld Apps as well as those originally designed for the Android platform.
According to RIM, Android developers will not be able to just run their apps straight off the bat, however. Instead they will have to repackage, re-sign and submit their apps to the BlackBerry App World, which is not a huge obstacle.
What this means for the PlayBook is a potentially huge number of apps coming to the new and upcoming More >
Great news for folks with BlackBerry Messenger (BBM)-obsessed friends: Research In Motion might be bringing its popular BlackBerry Messenger app over to Apple iOS and Android devices.
According to a report by BGR, RIM is looking at the success garnered by copycat services such as WhatsApp and clearly feels that it should have a piece of the cross-platform instant messaging pie.
According to our sources, RIM has not yet finalized details surrounding timing or pricing, but we have heard that the company might make the software free to all users. We’re also told strategy is still being More >
CES 2011 has definitely hit its quota for surprises, good and bad but one thing remains, this years show has been has been amazing. We’ve had everything from a mixed emotion keynote from Verizon to an announcement of glasses-free 3D TVs from LG. To say this year has been a roller-coaster would be an understatement. So after getting over our nerdgasms we thought we could put together a quick list of devices that have stood out so far. So without ever further delay, we give you the list of products (so far and in no particular order) that you should check out from CES 2011.
Kicking off the More >
Just in time for the Consumer Electronic Show (CES), RIM is showing off the BlackBerry PlayBook again, this time with a deeper dive into the web browser. You can check out the video below to watch Matthew from the web browser group at RIM really put the PlayBook’s browser to use. In the video he views content in both HTML5 and Adobe Flash, logs into Facebook (the full Facebook), and even plays flash games on the web. Overall, it’s looking to be a really compelling experience.
Multimedia, games, and social networking were all shown in the video and they seemed to be pretty fluid. If RIM can More >
The investment research firm ITG has been investigating the sales figures from Verizon Wireless and it has come up with a pretty interested find. A large majority of smartphones sold by Verizon Wireless are Android handests. Although it is a “new find”, it isn’t all that shocking. What is shocking are the other facts that the research firm found. In October 2009, BlackBerry’s accounted for 93% of Verizon Wireless’ smartphone sales and just over one year later, Android accounted for 80% of Verizon Wireless’ smartphone sales and BlackBerry’s share in at under 20%. The fact that Android went More >