So the Blackberry Playbook has finally started getting 2.0 update for its OS. Check for updates via Settings on your tablet and you should see it. The update includes improvements like native email, calendar and contacts, integration with Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, new Bridge functions, and access to the Android apps in BB App World.
We will soon have a hands on video, stay tuned.
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Looks like RIM is following up in HP’s footsteps, and has decided to liquidate the Playbook all over the world. The US however seems to get the best deal, RIM’s official webstore is offering the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB model for $299, the pricing is quite strange especially since no one would buy the cheaper ones. Those who have the tablet can get access to the Android market in a few easy steps detailed by the team at Crackberry. It requires a rooted PlayBook, WinSCP, the latest version of Cyanogen Google apps.
In India the Playbook has been sold out at the lower pricing, with just an asking price of Rs. [...]
Unfortunate news for those who were hoping that Blackberry would step up to its game. The company’s new plans reveal that they will not be bringing the new Blackberry 10 phones until the end of 2012. Blackberry 10 formerly known as BBX is a new OS by the company that will dramatically change the user experience and add Android application integration.
RIM CEO in a earnings call said that due to a critical chipset that’s not expected to be available in production quantity until mid-next year, BlackBerry 10 devices will emerge late in 2012.
Planning a BBX phone in the future? Better wait up, since Blackberry has announced that the BBX name patent was lost and the new OS will be renamed to Blackberry 10. The US Federal Court has blocked the company from using the BBX trademark, favoring the existing use by BASIS International for its software. The company just can’t seem to catch a break, as it announced at BlackBerry DevCon Asia that the new name for its next phone OS is BlackBerry 10.
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Oh dummy its just a dummy, QNX based Blackberry “london” just showed up on the inter webs and it does look like there is a future of the mobile smartphone company after all (the device is only a dummy). The device purportedly thinner yet taller than the iPhone 4/4s will feature a nice set of specs. The Verge ( proud owners of the story) were also informed that the device will feature a 1.5GHz dual-core TI OMAP processor with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of on-board storage. An 8-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing one with a release set for June 2012.
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RIM at their DEVcon forgot to mention that they will be releasing the SDK for their social instant messenger to the developer world, for integration within apps and notifications. The service will allow apps to initiate chats and incorporate BBM statuses, avatars and personal messages. The SDK will also allow “application-to-application background communication,” file transfers over the protocol and sharing apps between users.
This may change the outlook of blackberry devices, even though their future now looks bleek to us.
The Blackberry Playbook original failed to do well in the market. But RIM is determined to get the next Playbook appreciated by all and thus have managed to release a better SDK for the next Playbook. German site Macberry.de took the time to film a walkthrough of the recently released BlackBerry Playbook 2.0 developer beta.
The homescreen now has folders similar to that on iOS and most importantly BlackBerry Runtime for Android apps in action.
Android applications will run smoothly and will support the tablets structure fully. CHeck out the video of the possible better future of [...]
The war on speculation is over already, RIM acquisition of QNX is finally paid off as the company announces their new Mobile operating system the BBX. BBX will be based on QNX, the current operating system found on the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. But, like Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating systems, BBX will be one operating system across devices.
BBX will also bring along the long-promised ability to run Android apps on BlackBerry devices. It will also run native BBX apps, apps developed using Adobe’s AIR software and HTML5 apps.
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The Blackberry PlayBook, contrary to popular belief, is quite an interesting and a fun to use device. We demonstrate basic functionality of the PlayBook in a quick preview and hands on video . In the meantime check out the hands on Pictures along with the full spec list of the upcoming Blackberry PlayBook for India.
Blackberry Playbook Specs 1 GHz Dual Core Processor 1 GB RAM 7 inch LCD display with 1024 x 600 screen resolution Multitouch capacitive display Dimensions : 130mm x 194mm x 10mm Weight : 400g microUSB , micro HDMI and DLNA connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR Powered by QNX platform with multitasking Full Adobe [...]
The news has been floating around for Quite some time but RIM has now made it official. The company will now allow Android Apps on their Playbook and all QNX based phones to come in the future. This will open up a broader base for RIM and all blackberry users.
Check out the full press release below
RIM Expands Application Ecosystem for BlackBerry PlayBook
· BlackBerry PlayBook to support BlackBerry Java and Android apps
· Native C/C++ development support added, in addition to HTML5, Flash and AIR support