Research In Motion has stopped making the cheapest version of its PlayBook tablet, a less successful rival to the iPad and to Android tablets.RIM has said it will no longer produce the 16GB version of its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.
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In this week's podcast we covered a couple major software updates and lots of new device news from MWC. We also revealed our iPad 3 ordering plans, which are to be expected.
The iPad and other tablets have been primarily focused on the email and media experience, but the federal government is more interested in security and utility. The PlayBook just earned certification that could see PlayBooks appearing in the hands of federal employees.
The launch of HP's TouchPad and the mixed reviews that followed has created an interesting face-off with Research in Motion's PlayBook to be a business tablet. Will consumerization or corporate control win?
Tablet wars: Does size matter when you're looking for the perfect mobile work gadget?
The tablet wars are heating up: RIM is halving sales forecasts of its PlayBook tablet, as Amazon is readying its Android tablet to shake up the tablet segment. Meanwhile Apple keeps selling iPads like crazy.
HP's TouchPad, RIM's PlayBook and Samsung's Galaxy Tab are the latest in the parade of rivals targeting Apple's iPad. The problem is that the rivals are dealing in a market where most folks think the iPad is the tablet market.
Developers can now use the Adobe Flash Builder platform to develop applications for iOS devices, such as the iPad and iPhone, as well as the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.Support for the devices — which was announced in April — in Flash Builder 4.
While the BlackBerry PlayBook is outgunned by the iPad when it comes to competing for general consumers, there are two kinds of buyers who will love this little 7-inch tablet.
Not to be outdone by all the buzz for the newly released Blackberry Playbook or iPad 2, it seems Amazon is also joining the color tablet PC fray.
Apple iPad owners still have no Facebook application, but BlackBerry PlayBook owners will this month and it includes quite a few features. Video Chat is coming this week too.
Photos of the month - March 2011...
The iPad 2 is enjoying brisk sales since the launch last week. One tablet coming in a few weeks that could definitely give the iPad some serious competition is the BlackBerry PlayBook.
The BlackBerry PlayBook has been approved by the FCC, and the Wi-Fi model will ship in three different versions: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB sizes, same as the iPad and iPad 2.
BlackBerry manufacturer Research in Motion is struggling. Now that the iPad 2 has effectively killed the PlayBook before it was even released, RIM is throwing its wildcard options on the table.
"Why wasn't the iPad 2 a more impressive upgrade?" This is a question that I've heard a lot since yesterday's iPad 2 announcement. The short answer is that it didn't need to be any better - it's still more than good enough to toast the competition.
On the eve of the iPad 2 launch, RIM previewed a feature-complete version of the PlayBook tablet to the press, and it looks smart and extremely powerful. But will their efforts be enough?
The tablet wars are in full swing - with Xoom's release today, the iPad 2 details coming next week and even the arrival of Playbook and TouchPad now in the mix. How big of a role will 4G make in the decision making process.
The upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook certainly knocks some features off the current iPad, but will it be enough to survive in the tablet market once the iPad 2 rolls off the production line?
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