Three weeks, three huge tablet news stories. First Google buys Motorola, and then HP kills off webOS and the TouchPad. Finally, Steve Jobs resigns as Apple CEO earlier this week. What else could have possibly happened in the tabletsphere?
An update for the BlackBerry Tablet OS is near that should finally bring integrated email and calendar apps to the 7-inch tablet, though one feature is curiously absent.
A bit of bad news for RIM as Sprint has reportedly cancelled the BlackBerry PlayBook 4G. The BlackBerry tablet was set to hit Sprint's WiMAX network this fall, but Sprint pulled the plug because the PlayBook wasn't selling as well as the carrier hoped.
While HP was slashing tablet prices, other news broke, such as Twitter creating an HTML5-based site for the iPad, Pierre Cardin offering an absurdly expensive Android tablet, and leaked screenshots detailing the upcoming HTC and Sony tablets.
This week buzzed with news of complaints from Toshiba Thrive owners, along with more record-breaking revenue from Apple. But there were also some smaller stories that fell of the radar, including a new Lenovo tablet spotted at the FCC and even more good news for the Mac maker.
A recently released update to the BlackBerry Tablet OS for the BlackBerry Playbook will add new multimedia options to the platform and improve attachment support.
Rumor has it that RIM is reshuffling its engineering deck, moving resources away from a planned ten-inch BlackBerry PlayBook, and instead focusing efforts on a QNX-powered handset, or Superphone.
According to a survey from a leading cloud services provider, most US workers stay connected to the office when on vacation. In addition to checking email, 75% agree contact is appropriate while on vacation. With Wi-Fi hotspots and constant connections, it seems easier to stay wired-in than to truly unplug.
Following a quarterly earnings report in which RIM claimed to have shipped 500,000 BlackBerry PlayBooks since its release on April 19 to the end of the quarter in early June, the venerable smartphone maker may be reducing its internal sales target.
The Barely There case for the BlackBerry PlayBook literally lives up to its title of being "barely there," so much so that the reviewer put it on her PlayBook two weeks ago and forgot about it until it was time to write the review. Is that a good thing?
In a detailed quarterly earnings report, RIM claims to have shipped 500,000 BlackBerry PlayBooks since launching the tablet in the US on April 19. Also, RIM confirmed the 4G versions of the tablet, which were slated for a summer release, will not ship until the fall.
The BlackBerry PlayBook is going to England! And France, and Germany, and a score of other countries now that RIM has announced the impending international availability of the tablet.
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