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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Research In Motion Next to Ship a Media Tablet?

It's been discovered that Research In Motion has taken ownership of the BlackPad.com domain. It was reported in April that RIM bought an unspecified number of 8.9-inch touchscreens from a supplier in China, which got the tablet rumor-mill going. Now it's anyone's guess if a BlackPad device is imminent — but it does seem more [...]