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Playbook OS 2.1 Rolling Out

May 30th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: PlayBook OS (QNX) | No Comments »

RIM is preparing the BETA of PlayBook OS 2.1 for download by the community. The 2.1 update will offer a few improvements in the usability of the device, but mainly increase possibilities to app developers.

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Another 2.000 Jobs Cut at RIM

May 28th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in People | No Comments »

According to rumours, Research in Motion is about to cut another 2.000 jobs off its payroll. The news follows 2.000 jobs that have been cut last year as RIM was suffering from a steep decline in Blackberry sales.

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Former RIM Exec Wanted to Build Cheap Androids

April 13th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Smartphones & Tablets | No Comments »

Former RIM exec Jim Balsillie wanted to hook up with providers and build cheap Android smartphones for them. The differentiation would be the availability of BlackBerry services on those devices.

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RIM to Block Sideloading on PlayBook

April 10th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: PlayBook OS (QNX) | No Comments »

RIM’s most popular handout, the PlayBook, will soon get an update that will disallow consumers to sideload their apps onto the tablet. From that moment on, all installs are obligated to go through BlackBerry App World.

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Samsung set to Acquire BlackBerry 10 License!?

March 20th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: BlackBerry | No Comments »

Following Google’s swoop for Motorola and Microsoft’s lovemaking with Nokia, it seems Samsung is looking for an alternative OS to push next to Windows Phone, Android and Bada. The OS of choice? BlackBerry OS 10…

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MWC: HandyGames Pushes 6 Games on the PlayBook

February 28th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: BlackBerry | No Comments »

It seems handyGames is set for some free PlayBooks from Research in Motion as the company has pushed 6 of its most popular Android games onto RIM’s BlackBerry App World.

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Playbook OS 2.0, Too Late?

February 21st, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: PlayBook OS (QNX) | No Comments »

The Playbook would be a game changer. Right now, it is reduced to an industry-wide giveaway. Still, RIM is preparing to launch the new PlayBook OS 2.0 on the device. The OS that will bring much of the features consumers expected at purchase.

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RIM Extends Playbook Giveaway to Android Developers

February 14th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: BlackBerry | No Comments »

It seems RIM is faring well, courting Android developers by handing out free Playbook tablet computers to whoever signs up and re-launches an Android app on BlackBerry App World.

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BlackBerry OS 10 Not for Old Devices

February 12th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: BlackBerry | No Comments »

According to RIM’s leaked roadmap, Blackberry OS will see the light along autumn of this year and a first BlackBerry OS 10 device is to be expected by the end of the year. Sad new for current owners though as their hardware will not run 10.

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Free PlayBooks for Android Developers

February 3rd, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: AndroidOS, Platforms: PlayBook OS (QNX) | No Comments »

RIM seems to do just about anything to spread their believe in the BlackBerry PlayBook. Following the launch of the support for Android apps on the device, Android developers can now get hold of a free PlayBook just by converting their Android app to the device.

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