Tag Archives: Tablet
4:32 pm on Apr 3, 2012 |
We told you this morning about BlackBerry Mobile Fusion’s official launch; however, we haven’t had the chance to share with you any information about the iOS and Android versions of the application. The BlackBerry Mobile Fusion On-device Clients are now available on both iOS and Android. These are the apps that will need to be installed on corporate devices to allow the IT department to remotely manage these devices. The apps are available for download at the links below; however, unless you’re linked up with a Mobile Fusion Server, they won’t do you much good.
If you remember back to BlackBerry World, RIM decided to surprise all the attendees with free BlackBerry PlayBooks, and it looks like they will be doing the same at Devcon according to reports sent to CrackBerry.com. If you were still sitting on the fence about attending Devcon this year then this should be the kick in the butt some needed. If you haven’t registered yet make sure you hit the link below and register before the 17th of October.
8:31 pm on Aug 18, 2011 |
I think the majority of us would probably say that the game selection for the BlackBerry PlayBook reeks of the new platform’s barren app library. The best games available are easily the free ones provided by RIM in collaboration with EA using the currently unavailable native SDK. At least in regards to graphical quality and depth of game play that is. There are some excellent games to be had but not much at the level that’s on par with the hardware’s capabilities. Well my friends, it appears that there’s hope on the horizon because EA has just launched a game to get excited about, a first person shooter called Dead Space. The game comes with a hefty price tag of $9.99 but from the looks of it your purchase won’t come with buyers remorse. I have bought the game as I’m typing this out so you can expect a more in depth follow-up to evaluate the game if you’re hesitant to jump on the early adopters band wagon.
2:54 pm on Aug 5, 2011 |
I was watching a little Entourage last night and during the commercials I got a glimpse of the latest PlayBook ad and I must say it was quite interesting. Now many who are reading this are probably thinking how was this ad interesting, well let me explain. In most ads for the PlayBook it’s been all about the specs, mainly about the PlayBooks ability to run Flash based websites, the issue is most of your user bases doesn’t care what Flash is. So it’s good to see RIM moving away and talking more about what you can experience with the PlayBook and how it will fit into your life. Hopefully this trend continues to the new handsets.
Weeks back there was a leak of the unreleased Android App Player for the BlackBerry PlayBook and RIM was quite quick to shoot it down telling the internet that this version of the player was quite old and they do not suggest that the public install it. Fast forward to today, August 3rd and we are starting to hear rumours that the Android player which was said to launch in beta later this summer is now delayed until late fall.
The question is will RIM push to have the player out for its scheduled summer release? Or was the version that leaked the current version RIM is working with and it’s that far behind schedule? I’m hoping we see it soon so we can get the “App tonnage” that Jim balsillie was talking about onto our PlayBooks.
8:37 am on Jul 26, 2011 |
BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet Available in the Philippines on 6 August
Manila, the Philippines – Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced that the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet will be available in the Philippines from 6th August 2011. The BlackBerry PlayBook will come in three Wi-Fi® models, featuring 16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB of memory storage, and will be available nation-wide from authorized retail stores and mobile operators with a 12-month warranty.
“The BlackBerry PlayBook is an incredibly powerful and feature-rich tablet that is ideal for both business and personal use,” said Gregory Wade, Regional Managing Director at Research In Motion. “You really need to hold the BlackBerry PlayBook in your hand to fully appreciate how much it stands out in terms of power and portability, and so we encourage customers to visit a retail store and try it out for themselves,” added Wade.
The BlackBerry PlayBook features an ultra-portable design and delivers industry leading performance, uncompromised web browsing with support for Adobe® Flash®, true multitasking, HD multimedia, advanced security features, out-of-the-box enterprise support and a robust development environment.
BlackBerry PlayBook specifications include:
- 7″ 1024×600 WSVGA capacitive LCD touch screen
- Ultra-portable at less than a pound and less than one-half inch thick: 0.9 lbs (425g) and 5.1” x 7.6” x 0.4” (130mm x 194mm x 10mm)
- 1 GHz dual-core processor
- BlackBerry® Tablet OS with support for symmetric multiprocessing
- MP3, AAC and WMA audio playback
- Support for high resolution video playback (H.264, MPEG4, WMV)
- 1080p HDMI output
- Dual 1080p HD cameras for video conferencing and video capture (3MP front and 5MP rear)
- 1 GB RAM memory
- Up to 64 GB internal storage (16, 32 and 64 GB models)
- GPS, Orientation Sensor (Accelerometer), 6-Axis Motion Sensor (Gyroscope), Digital Compass (Magnetometer)
- Stereo speakers and stereo microphones
- Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n) connectivity
- Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR support
11:43 am on Jul 21, 2011 |
As a whole the BlackBerry community tends to focus a lot on BlackBerry apps and devices, but what about the developers behind all those PlayBook and smartphone apps? What type of accomplishments have they reached while developing on the BlackBerry Platform? Today I want to point out one developer in particular and that would be FlexableAIR and their Application Doodle Blast.
Doodle Blast has been available in BlackBerry App World since the launch of the PlayBook giving users about 3 months to download this FREE physics game built on the Adobe Air PlayBook SDK. Since its availability Doodle Blast has surpassed 50,000 downloads on the PlayBook, making it an all time favourite amongst PlayBook owners.
With RIMs developer data base exceeding 400,000 registered developers there’s no reason why we can’t have Apps like doodle Blast exceeding 100,000 downloads given the popularity of the development tools available to PlayBook devs.
10:56 am on Jul 20, 2011 |
If you’ve been holding out and picking up a PlayBook due to the price, well this may be that extra nudge you needed. It looks like Staples is offing $100 any of their in-store tablets which includes the BlackBerry PlayBook. The best part about this deal is that they are doing all the discounting in the store, which means no annoying mail in rebates to deal with. The coupon can be printed out here and sorry to say the deal is only available to US based staples locations, sorry Canada.
Let us know if you picked up a new PlayBook with this deal!
9:16 pm on Jul 19, 2011 |
It was only months ago that Ryan Bidan one of the lead Project Managers for the BlackBerry PlayBook was going city to city making sure everyone knew that the PlayBook was a force to be reckoned with.
Well, it comes as a shock to us that Ryan will be leaving RIM and heading south to Samsung and Ryan isn’t the only high level RIM executive that has left for the competition. Ryan made the announcement via his personal Twitter account earlier this morning, leaving us to think who will fill his role at RIM. If you’ve had the chance to meet Ryan you’ll know that he’s passionate about the technology he’s working with and his dedication to his work. So seeing him leave RIM isn’t easy.
Now if you’ve been reading the site from day one you’ll know that we aren’t one for writing huge negative pieces, but when RIM loses a key player to their biggest innovation since well…the BlackBerry it makes you wonder where they stand and why he left.
Ryan if you’re reading this we wish you the best in your future projects.
Looking to protect your BlackBerry PlayBook? Well We’ve got another one for your today, the OEM Skin for the PlayBook. Theres not much more I could say about the skin that I didn’t state in the video, but for any one who is looking for a simple lightweight case for their PlayBook I urge you to take a look at the verity of Skins that are available from ShopBlackBerry.com. Keep it locked to TheBerryFix.com, we have a ton more PlayBook accessories coming in the following weeks.
When the PlayBook launched there was a strange absence of…well any social media apps, mainly twitter. Fast-forward to today and we have a small gathering of social apps, and the biggest one so far seems to be Blaq. Today Blaq has been update to version 1.1 brining a slew of new and welcomed features, check then out below.
- Scroll to top by double tapping respective icon
- Show lock when account is protected
- Maximize Web view
- Delete tweet
- Pull-down Options Menu (non-functional)
- Trending topics
- Link hashtags to search
- Better support for non-english languages when displaying tweets
- Progress bar for image upload
- New reply icon
- In-app notification system
- Link @ mentions to profile card
- New search icon to toolbar
If you haven’t picked up Blaq head over to App World and check it out today.
9:30 am on Jul 4, 2011 |
It’s certainly not hard to find any decent PlayBook accessories, go to any electronics store and there seems to be a small stash of accessories to outfit your new tablet available.
the latest accessory to cross my desk is the BlackBerry PlayBook Leather Sleeve. The leather sleeve is exactly what it sounds like, a sleeve made of genuine high quality leather (well, that’s what the box says) and it has quickly become one of my favourite cases for the PlayBook, but let the video do the talking and stop reading.
9:28 am on Jun 30, 2011 |
When the BlackBerry PlayBook launched back in April it didn’t launch with any support for Mac users, but RIM went on the record and said they will have support this summer. Fast forward to today and we now have official support with Desktop Manager for mac. The new version let’s users sync their PlayBook with their iTunes media collection, helping you stay organized and help you keep your music collection up to date. The updated DM for Mac also allows you to sync you photos taken on the PlayBook with the iPhoto application found on almost all Mac computers.
The update is now available via direct download at BlackBerry.com/software, and existing Desktop Manager users should see it as an update when the open up the software.
- BlackBerry Bold 9900 gets fully reviewed online
- Best Buy BlackBerry PlayBook Advetisement
- Twitter for BlackBerry updated to v22.214.171.124 in BlackBerry Beta Zone
- Foursquare for BlackBerry updated with AmEx deals support
- BlackBerry smartphone hardware versus the competition
- RIM introduces BlackBerry WebWorks Tablet OS SDK v2.1
- Calling all developers – Please check your PlayBook apps against Flash 10.3 and Air 2.7
- BlackBerry PlayBook debuts in India
- OS 126.96.36.199 Leaked for the BlackBerry Bold 9900
- OS 188.8.131.520 for the BlackBerry Torch 9800 leaked
- BlackBerry PlayBook OS 184.108.40.2060 update now available
- RIM releases screen resolution chart for unreleased and unannounced 2011 BlackBerry devices
- BlackBerry 7 device simulators now available for the 9810, 9360 and 9850
- RIM to transition WebWorks development from Visual Studio and Eclipse to Ripple Emulator
- PlayBook Game Review: Kick It Up!
- BBM Avatar Builder updated to v1.0.1
During RIM’s earnings call for fiscal Q1 of 2012, which took place this afternoon, RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie shared with investors that RIM has shipped approximately 500,000 PlayBook units for the quarter. This is an impressive number in a space that is currently dominated by iPad and filled with multiple Android-based competitors. RIM has a great product in the PlayBook and their Q1 shipping numbers reflect that. Hopefully the numbers for PlayBook sales will continue to rise as competition in the tablet market heats up. What do you think of 500,000 units shipped so far for PlayBook?