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The PlayBook runs Android apps perfectly fine

I’m delighted that Myriam over at Engadget was thinking straight during this morning’s keynote at BlackBerry World. I was too engrossed in watching what was going on to think, ‘Oh, you know what, I should be videoing this.’ Thankfully Myriam did. This is a video of the Android segment of the keynote. The RIM team […]

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The PlayBook arrives: “Amateur hour is over”

I’m sending this from the PlayBook’s bridge with my BlackBerry Bold. These big posters are plastered along the side of the huge convention hall here in Orlando. What do you make of the comment, ‘Amateur hour is over’? 😉 This is clearly a reference to the other players in the tablet market — and, to […]

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Checking out the PlayBook’s HDMI functionality

I took advantage of the rather big flatscreen in the hotel room to see just how the BlackBerry PlayBook worked via HDMI. See what you think:

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Why the PlayBook’s doesn’t need native email at launch

Mr CrackBerry explains why RIM’s all new PlayBook will hit the marketplace without native email/PIM support… There is no doubt in my mind that the single biggest point of confusion and concern amongst the uninformed surrounding the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet is the sentiment that you need to own a BlackBerry Smartphone in order to use […]

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Why BlackBerry PlayBook running Android Apps is brilliant

It’s getting late in the UK but I just had to get a quick opinion on the BlackBerry Playbook/Android news out. It’s been long rumoured — but it’s now official: The PlayBook will run Android applications. Anything written to support Android 2.3 will be compatible using the run-time environment included with the PlayBook. So if […]

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RIM’s PlayBook will support Android applications!

Here’s the release — 45 seconds ago… Developers wanting to bring their new and existing apps to the highly anticipated BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet will soon have additional tools and options to enhance and expand their commercial opportunities. Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced plans to greatly expand the application ecosystem for […]

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Video: RIM stand tour at MWC (including the PlayBook crowds)

Earlier I posted the video overview of the BlackBerry PlayBook I filmed for the CrackBerry.com team last Monday at Mobile World Congress. Now I’ve got the stand tour for you. It’s always interesting to observe the wisdom of the crowds at these shows — and in this video you’ll see me walking through the RIM […]

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Video: BlackBerry PlayBook Overview

I was delighted to be invited by the team at CrackBerry.com to do some filming for them on Monday morning at Mobile World Congress. I filmed this video overview of the PlayBook for them — but I thought you’d appreciate a look too. I have to say, the PlayBook is looking rather fine. The web […]

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PlayBook and BlackBerry working together: Very swish

There’s been quite a lot of concern in the marketplace about how the PlayBook will ‘work’ with email, with a data connection and so on. As the launch of the PlayBook gets nearer, it’s getting pretty clear that RIM have really thought about how many of their executives will be using the device in concert […]

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BlackBerry PlayBook is heading to Sprint on 4G

It’s been a while since I’ve seen Sprint playing a leading role in a key product announcement — so I’m delighted to read that RIM will launch the 4G PlayBook with the operator in the summertime. There’s more detail over at Mobile Marketing magazine. I’m sure we’ll be hearing a lot more news about the […]

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The BlackBerry PlayBook browser wiping the floor with iPad v1

Kevin over at CrackBerry published this video from the chaps at RIM showing off the PlayBook’s fantastic web capabilities. You’ll see full motion video working via HTML5 from the browser — and you’ll even see a flash game working on Facebook’s full browser. No need for mobile support. Pinch zooming works nicely and the browser […]

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A sub-£300 BlackBerry PlayBook? Yes please!

I had to smile at reports of a sub $500 BlackBerry PlayBook from RIM. Right now, the exchange rate on that equates to £309 pounds — so if you assume the price is set to be around or just below that mark, RIM could possibly blow the tablet market wide open. I would imagine that […]