RIM Demos BlackBerry PlayBook Android App Integration (Looks Great!)

Before I get started here... I've got tell you. No matter what the iPad-loving tech pundits tell you about the BlackBerry PlayBook, it's one sweet device (starting price: $499.99). I handled one the other day and both the hardware and UI looked and felt exceptional (dare I say nicer than Honeycomb?) — though a bit [...]

EPIX Lands on Google TV, Apps for Smartphones, Tablets, and Smart TVs on the Way

EPIX is out with big news. The company has just rolled out a new Google TV app [DEMO] and Verizon FiOS TV integration. The offering will give users access to 3,000 EPIX movie and original programming titles from partners Viacom, Paramount Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Lionsgate. In addition, EPIX has, or is working on, apps [...]

BlackBerry PlayBook Released, Sells 45,000 Units on Launch Day

Depending on how you look at it, RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook is either off to a good start or has already failed miserably. According to sell-through surveys taken at Best Buy and Staples, RIM sold 20,000 BlackBerry PlayBook units at retail and shipped an estimated 25,000 pre-sale units on April 19th. Analysts already believe that the [...]

HP’s New TouchPad Takes Aim at the iPad

If you missed it earlier, HP had a big event and announcement. The company unveiled its new line of webOS devices. Later this year customers will be able to pick up a revamped, HP-branded Pre, called the Pre 3, a new micro sized phone called the Veer, and a new iPad rival dubbed the TouchPad. [...]

Blackberry PlayBook Schools Apple’s First Generation iPad in Browser Performance

Below is a video put together by RIM showing off the advanced browser capabilities provided in the upcoming Blackberry Playbook (ETA Q2 2011). You'll see that the PlayBook outperforms the iPad in just about every way. The Playbook loads pages significantly faster, it can play Flash content, it gets a 100/100 Acid 3 test score [...]

BlackBerry PlayBook Gets Its First Public Demonstration

Yesterday at the Adobe MAX conference Adobe CTO, Kevin Lynch, demonstrated the BlackBerry PlayBook live to attendees. At first, as you'll see in the video, it was a bit unclear which device he was using for his presentation, but then he revealed it was the newly introduced BlackBerry PlayBook (ETA: Q2 2011). After the revelation, [...]

RIM Intros the Professional-grade BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet

Gotta love this tagline from BlackBerry: "Introducing the first multiprocessing, multitasking, uncompromised browsing, enterprise ready, professional tablet." I guess that sums the product up. The new BlackBerry PlayBook runs a custom BlackBerry Tablet OS built on top of the commercially available and field tested QNX Neutrino microkernel architecture. The OS supports BlackBerry's new WebWorks app [...]