PlayBook

  • Just bought a new Android phone? 10 free apps that you must install August 29, 2013

    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 August 6, 2013

    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. The...
  • Google Play Books updated; new features include 'Read aloud' and 'pinch to zoom' December 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Google has now made some updates to Google Play Books for Android. The new version now includes an interesting feature "Read aloud" that allows users to listen to most flowing text books. In other words, the read aloud feature will read books to users. This new feature is touted...
  • RIM to launch new BlackBerry PlayBook next week August 3, 2012

    Toronto: Canada's Research In Motion has chosen its home country to launch a PlayBook tablet with built-in support for cellular networks, a crucial feature missing from its poor-selling initial models. The BlackBerry maker said on Thursday it would launch the new tablets in Canada next week and roll them out in...
  • RIM discards 16 GB PlayBook tablet June 8, 2012

    Toronto: BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd will no longer produce the cheapest version of its poorly selling PlayBook tablet, but it said it remains committed to a tablet computer market it has struggled to break into. RIM said it would phase out the 16 GB model of the PlayBook once...
  • RIM to give out prototype BlackBerry 10 device March 24, 2012

    Toronto: Research In Motion plans to give developers a prototype BlackBerry 10 device to help them design applications for future smartphones that will run on a modified version of the software running RIM's poor-selling PlayBook tablet. The Canadian company made clear that the device was not a commercial BlackBerry 10 device,...
  • BB10 OS will come to the PlayBook, confirms RIM March 15, 2012

    New Delhi: According to a report from Techradar, the BlackBerry PlayBook will be getting the BB10 OS as soon as it gets ready. Though no specific timeframe has been set by the company as yet, but the company claims to bring the BB10 OS to the Playbook later this year. Rob...
  • BlackBerry maker releases new PlayBook software February 21, 2012

    Toronto: Research In Motion released a free upgraded operating system for its struggling Playbook computer tablet on Tuesday, almost a year later than it first said it would. The BlackBerry maker said the software allows for built-in email, calendar and contacts on the tablet. When RIM launched the PlayBook last April...
  • Angry Birds finally available on RIM's PlayBook December 22, 2011

    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 available...
  • RIM writes off value of tablet inventory December 3, 2011

    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 quarter...
  • RIM delays PlayBook update October 26, 2011

    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 its secure...
  • RIM executive confident about PlayBook October 11, 2011

    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 September 30, 2011

    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," RIM...
  • Sprint ditches 4G model of RIM PlayBook August 14, 2011

    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 US...
  • RIM PlayBook tablet approved for US govt use July 22, 2011

    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 buy with...
  • Windows tablets top RIM's touted Playbook July 21, 2011

    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 a...
  • Tech Toyz: gossip special with Miss Malini June 25, 2011

    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 June 23, 2011

    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 Adobe Flash,...
  • RIM is missing targets for new models: Citi June 10, 2011

    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 buying...
  • RIM recalls 1,000 Playbook tablets May 16, 2011

    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 of...
  • Android tablets don't impress, gap widens April 26, 2011

    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 for...
  • RIM launches PlayBook, fans don't play along April 20, 2011

    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 opened,...
  • RIM's email-less PlayBook gets tough reviews April 15, 2011

    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 explosion...
  • FAQs: RIM's PlayBook tablet March 16, 2011

    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 the most...
  • BlackBerry PlayBook may hit market April 10 March 3, 2011

    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 February 1, 2011

    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 Orlando,...
  • Companies to buy 10 million tablets in 2011 January 18, 2011

    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 toys...
  • BlackBerry tablet will be a winner: analysts January 11, 2011

    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 trying...
  • RIM dismisses claims of weak PlayBook battery December 31, 2010

    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" compared...
  • RIM stock soars after PlayBook demo October 27, 2010

    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 stock is...