UPDATED: RIM shipped approximately 6.9 million BlackBerry smartphones and 255,000 PlayBook tablets in Q3.
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RIM plans to woo CIOs to keep its enterprise base as it battles Apple encroachment and pitches its mobile device management tools.
Sorry for the pessimism, folks, but RIM's hopes that the addition of LTE will bring the PlayBook tablet back from the dead are about as farfetched as the Easter bunny winning the U.S. election this year.
There may well be a new 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook winging its way to Canada and the US, but will it ever make it to the UK?
I can't say I completely understand the moves made by RIM over the past year and releasing a PlayBook with integrated cellular data surprised me.
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.
The PlayBook has had something of a checkered history, but its 2.0 software update has put it well on the road to BlackBerry 10 and given it a social network-integrated messaging platform that's second to none.
In addition to using the iPad 3 for two weeks, I also have a few other great devices I am testing out. I just ordered one of them for myself, the Samsung Galaxy Note, after being struck by it's usefulness and gorgeous display.
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.
Delayed BlackBerry Playbook 2.0 OS is released
RIM has finally delivered the operating system its tablet hardware deserved. If you've got a PlayBook, then PlayBook OS 2.0 is an essential upgrade.
PlayBook users can now update their devices to access a range of new features in the PlayBook 2.0 operating system, including a unified inbox, Wi-Fi hotspot functionality and better enterprise management features
RIM released the PlayBook 2.0 update with integrated email, integrated calendar, a movie store, and support for Android apps in the BlackBerry App World.
RIM's latest OS for the PlayBook brings built-in email and calendar features to the device.
The 2.0 update for the BlackBerry PlayBook will provide Android support and to promote this functionality RIM is holding a developer promotion.
Research in Motion has cut the price of its QNX-powered BlackBerry PlayBook tablet for the second time since launch.The 16GB Wi-Fi only variant of the device is now available for £169 from Carphone Warehouse, PC World and other Dixons Store Group (DSG) outlets, such as Currys.
RIM's PlayBook could be nearing its end this month, at least at Sprint.
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Unified inbox incoming - and the ability to use your BlackBerry smartphone as the PlayBook's keyboard...
At CES, RIM will preview its PlayBook 2.0 OS. Will anyone notice?
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