PlayBook

  • Just bought a new Android phone? 10 free apps that you must install 28-08-2013 02:01 PM

    New Delhi: Riding on the success of Android, smartphone sales have overtaken that of feature phones. But the sad part is that most users do not make the most of their phones, many are not even aware of how to. There is a lot beyond the social networking, image editing...
  • After thousands of downloads, Google plugs free ebooks leak 06-08-2013 04:18 PM

    New Delhi: Online or offline, free is the most loved word for all shoppers and when the word spread that as many as 40 contemporary books including works of Indian literary luminaries such as Khushwant Singh were available for free download on Google Play, thousands scurried to download their copies....
  • Angry Birds finally available on RIM's PlayBook 22-12-2011 06:48 PM

    Toronto: It took seven months, but Research In Motion has finally delivered on a promise made by co-founder Mike Lazaridis. Angry Birds is available on RIM's PlayBook tablet. The widely popular game, where birds destroy the pigs who stole their eggs with the help of a slingshot, has long been...
  • RIM writes off value of tablet inventory 03-12-2011 02:24 PM

    New York: Research In Motion Ltd., the struggling maker of the BlackBerry phones, is writing off much of its inventory of PlayBook tablets, since it has to sell them at a deep discount. The Canadian company on Friday said it's taking a pre-tax charge of $485 million in the just-ended...
  • RIM delays PlayBook update 26-10-2011 12:29 PM

    Bangalore: Research in Motion said the software upgrade for its PlayBook tablet has been delayed to February next year. The tablet will ship without the Blackberry messenger (BBM)software, the company said in a blog post on its website. The PlayBook has been criticised because it cannot handle email routed through...
  • RIM executive confident about PlayBook 11-10-2011 09:37 AM

    Dubai: Research in Motion Ltd. is "absolutely confident" in its PlayBook tablet despite disappointing sales and aims to appeal to customers already hooked on its BlackBerry smartphones, a company executive said Monday. Patrick Spence, RIM's managing director for global sales and regional marketing, told The Associated Press in Dubai that...
  • RIM says it remains committed to PlayBook tablet 30-09-2011 02:36 PM

    Toronto: BlackBerry maker Research In Motion brushed off suggestions on Thursday that it would discontinue production of its PlayBook computer tablet as "pure fiction" after an analyst said the company may be considering an exit from the market. "Rumors suggesting that the BlackBerry PlayBook is being discontinued are pure fiction,"...
  • Sprint ditches 4G model of RIM PlayBook 14-08-2011 08:35 AM

    New York: Sprint Nextel Corp has scrapped plans to sell a high-speed version of Research In Motion Ltd's PlayBook tablet because of slack demand, delivering another blow to BlackBerry phone maker. Eight months after being announced as the first operator to partner with RIM on tablets, Sprint, the No. 3...
  • RIM PlayBook tablet approved for US govt use 22-07-2011 12:59 PM

    Toronto: Research In Motion's PlayBook tablet has received the green light for use in US federal government agencies, the BlackBerry maker said on Thursday. It is the first tablet computer to receive the FIPS 140-2 certification, RIM said in a statement. "This certification ... enables the US federal government to...
  • Windows tablets top RIM's touted Playbook 21-07-2011 01:26 PM

    New York: Tablets using Microsoft Corp software saw stronger sales than the high-profile Playbook from BlackBerry maker Research In Motion in the second quarter, according to Strategy Analytics. Even though Microsoft has yet to launch a version of its Windows software designed specifically for tablet computers it still picked up...
  • Tech Toyz: gossip special with Miss Malini 25-06-2011 07:00 PM

    In this episode of Tech Toyz, we bring to you the gossip of Bollywood with blogger Miss Malini Agarwal. ...
  • RIM launches BlackBerry PlayBook tablet in India 23-06-2011 09:20 AM

    New Delhi: BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) Wednesday launched its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet in India (Read the review). "BlackBerry PlayBook comes in an ultra-portable design and features industry-leading performance with real-time multitasking and symmetrical multiprocessing," the company said in a statement. "It delivers high-fidelity web browsing including support for...
  • RIM is missing targets for new models: Citi 10-06-2011 12:49 PM

    Toronto: Research In Motion is missing crucial targets for introducing new BlackBerry models, squandering an opening provided by Nokia's decision to abandon its own software, an analyst warned on Thursday. Citigroup, in a note downgrading RIM to "hold" from "buy", said new BlackBerry touchscreen models may miss the crucial back-to-school...
  • RIM recalls 1,000 Playbook tablets 16-05-2011 12:23 PM

    Bangalore: Research In Motion Ltd has recalled about 1,000 of its Playbook tablets which were shipped with a flawed operating system build that could pose problems during the initial set-up, technology blog Engadget and several other media channels reported. In a statement to CrackBerry.com, the Blackberry maker said the majority...
  • Android tablets don't impress, gap widens 26-04-2011 03:01 PM

    Toronto: Google's Android platform has lost some allure for software developers still smitten with Apple, while Research In Motion and Microsoft have fallen further behind the two leaders, according to a survey on what devices new apps are likely to be developed for. Developers seem to have tempered their enthusiasm...
  • RIM launches PlayBook, fans don't play along 20-04-2011 06:26 AM

    Toronto: Research In Motion's PlayBook tablet computer launched in almost empty stores on Tuesday, unable to whip up the frenzy that accompanies the debut of anything from rival Apple. At an Office Depot in Midtown New York, just three PlayBooks left the shelves in the 20 minutes after the store...
  • RIM's email-less PlayBook gets tough reviews 15-04-2011 10:55 AM

    Toronto/New York: RIM's PlayBook tablet bombed with influential technology reviewers who called the iPad competitor a rushed job that won't even provide RIM's vaunted email service unless it's hooked up to a BlackBerry. The poor initial response to a device the company hopes will get it onboard the tablet computing...
  • FAQs: RIM's PlayBook tablet 16-03-2011 07:15 PM

    Waterloo: Research In Motion will soon launch its PlayBook tablet computer, joining a market dominated by two versions of Apple's iPad and filling quickly with a slew of devices running Google's Android software. Below are some questions and answers about the PlayBook. Q. Do I need a BlackBerry to make...
  • BlackBerry PlayBook may hit market April 10 03-03-2011 03:31 PM

    Toronto: With Apple unveiling its leaner, sleeker and faster iPad2 Wednesday, there is now speculation that Canada's BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) will launch its PlayBook tablet April 10.Quoting its sources, Boy Scout Report in an exclusive on its web site said Wednesday that the BlackBerry tablet will hit...
  • IBM touts social skills on RIM's PlayBook 01-02-2011 11:32 AM

    Toronto: IBM wants to dislodge Microsoft's desktop-bound business software by touting an update of its Lotus programs designed to harness the mobility and collaboration possible with cloud computing. The computing giant invited BlackBerry maker Research In Motion's co-Chief Executive Jim Balsillie to the stage of Lotusphere, an IBM conference in...
  • Companies to buy 10 million tablets in 2011 18-01-2011 06:00 PM

    Helsinki: Companies will buy more than 10 million tablet computers this year, consultancy Deloitte said on Tuesday supporting recent research from Gartner which sees the global market for Apple's iPad, rising to 55 million devices this year from 19.5 million in 2010. "Although some commentators view tablets as underpowered media-consumption...
  • BlackBerry tablet will be a winner: analysts 11-01-2011 01:42 PM

    Toronto: With its monopoly in the business handset market under onslaught from Google's Android devices and Apple's iPhone, BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) is now shifted its focus entirely to its tablet Playbook. In the projected 55-million tablet market this year with iPad in the clear lead, RIM is...
  • RIM dismisses claims of weak PlayBook battery 31-12-2010 12:30 PM

    Toronto: Research In Motion defended its embryonic PlayBook tablet computer against charges its battery life is shorter than that of rivals already on the market, saying power management will be comparable. Kaufman Bros analyst Shaw Wu earlier this week cited unnamed sources saying the PlayBook's battery lasts "a few hours"...
  • RIM stock soars after PlayBook demo 27-10-2010 12:37 PM

    Toronto: Research In Motion's stock soared more than six per cent Tuesday after a demonstration of its just-unveiled PlayBook tablet Monday. After hovering under $ 50 for some time, RIM stock rose almost 6.2 per cent to close at $ 56.17 on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSE) Tuesday. But the...
  • RIM hits back at Steve Job's barbs 20-10-2010 11:16 AM

    Toronto: Research In Motion's Jim Balsillie on Tuesday brushed off Steve Jobs' critique of RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook tablet computer, saying the Apple CEO's barbs made no sense outside of his company's "distortion field." Jobs on Monday said a batch of seven-inch-screen tablets, including the PlayBook, that will compete with Apple's...
  • RIM unveils Blackberry PlayBook tablet 28-09-2010 10:18 AM

    San Francisco: Research In Motion unveiled a tablet computer on Monday that it hopes will leapfrog Apple's iPad with its potential for social networking, media publishing and corporate uses. The tablet, named BlackBerry PlayBook, has a seven-inch (18 cm) screen and dual facing cameras. It has WiFi and Bluetooth but...