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RIM recall 1,000 Playbook tablets – faulty OS

Research In Motion haven’t had an ideal launch for the Playbook, early sales indicators weren’t positive and latest reports show that they have just recalled 1,000 of the tablets which have shipped with ‘faulty’ operating systems which may have stopped users from getting past the initial setup of the device. …

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Insider info: Microsoft planning to take over RIM in next year

Rumors have circulated before that Microsoft have been contemplating the purchase of Research In Motion (RIM). This has been fuelled recently with the deal struck behind closed doors to include Microsoft’s BING search client on all upcoming BlackBerry smartphones. KitGuru heard last night from some industry insiders that Microsoft may …

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RIM purchase Ubitexx to fuel Android & iOS device management

Research In Motion, the makers of BlackBerry smartphones have purchased Ubitexx with the goal of adding mobile device management for iOS and Google Android mobile devices via a single console. Ubitexx are a successful software developer and this takeover will help RIM develop custom solutions for enterprise customers to securely …

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Blackberry purchase software company to enhance app store

RIM CEO Jim Balsillie: sharp dressed man

Research In Motion are keen to get a percentage of the app store market and to help them realise their goal they have purchased Montreal based software company Tungle, who have a history of developing applications which allow users to schedule and synchronise meetings over their smart phones, computers and …

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RIM Playbook sales not strong at launch

Research In Motion launched their new Playbook tablet however it is not off to a very good start, according to early sales reports. Several retailers have mentioned ‘modest’ sales of the device throughout Tuesday. Reuters reported that many stores have been unable to shift their stock of five units. The …

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RIM Playbook hits the stores

Research in Motion’s much discussed Playbook goes on sale in the United States and in Canada today. RIM are hoping this will be a big seller, especially as they have placed a lot of time and resources into the development. RIM’s BlackBerry smartphone has struggled to compete against Apple’s iPhone …

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Blackberry Playbook not off to a good start

Research In Motion have handed out some PlayBook tablets for review, but it would seem as if the new product has a fair share of problems. The seven inch Tablet was designed to go head to head against the iPad, particularly in the business market. Reviewers complemented the rugged design …

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Blackberry Playbook set for April release

In the latest of our tablet news, it looks as if Research In Motion (RIM) are arming up to join the market attack with the release of their new Playbook set for April. KitGuru has heard well sourced rumours in the Far East that the date looks to be between …

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RIM deny Playbook battery issues

There have been rumours and whisperings from various sources that the upcoming Playbook from Research In Motion was suffering from poor battery performance. The company have responded saying that their product will offer ‘superior performance with comparable battery life.” A few days ago, analyst Shaw Wu of Kaufman Brothers sent …

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Design company to reinvigorate BlackBerry

Research In Motion have purchased a design company “The Astonishing Tribe”, a specialist outfit that specialise in the mobile phone and tablet user interface. It has not been a good year for RIM as they are continually losing customers to Apple iOs and Google Android platforms. The new purchase of …

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RIM take a swipe at quality of Apple apps

Research In Motion announced a few days ago that their App World now has over 10,000 applications available for download. Much of the press found the statement rather underwhelming as the Apple store has hundreds of thousands more. RIM VP of Platform product management Alan Panezic said “We aren’t focusing …

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The RIM Playbook Tablet – will it be a success ?

We posted a story yesterday on the new, upcoming Blackberry Playbook which looks to be an impressive piece of kit. Today, publications across the net are talking about the product, with many saying that it is destined to fail. Why? Research In Motion are well known to always target the …

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BlackBerry Blackpad release date imminent

Apple are not only facing stiff competition from Samsung with their new 7 inch Galaxy handheld computer because BlackBerry are due to release their new ‘BlackPad’, possibly within the next few weeks. The Blackpad is rumoured to be based around a 7 inch touchscreen and will have at least one …

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