PLAYBOOK

July 31st, 2012

RIM’s Elusive 10-Inch Tablet Emerges in the Wild

Pictures have surfaced online of RIM’s long rumoured 10-inch Playbook tablet. A 10-inch Playbook has been long rumoured and roadmapped, but RIM has been largely mum on the topic. The pictures depict what appears to be a SIM card slot, and a 26.82Whr battery. Originally, the 10-inch Playbook was supposed to be launched in early [...]

March 13th, 2012

To Save a Failing Tablet, RIM Releases a Keyboard

RIM’s Playbook has been an unmitigated disaster for the company, but the announcement this morning of a keyboard dock for the tablet may stop the Playbook from worsening into a catastrophe. The keyboard retails for $119.99, and can be ordered from http://www.shopblackberry.com. It includes a touchpad, and comes in at only 6mm thick. Curiously, the [...]

March 6th, 2012

At Future Shop, Playbook Outsells iPad

For the week of February 27 to March 2 RIM’s Playbook ruled supreme at Future Shop, outselling Apple’s iPad. The Canadian retailer announced the news in a March 2 tweet, which was met with a response of “Yay!” from RIM. RIM has aggressively cut the price of the Playbook, lowering the 16GB model to $199. [...]

January 3rd, 2012

RIM to Liquidate Playbook Inventory

Hoping to replicate Hewlett Packard’s success in creating interest in a faltering tablet platform, Research in Motion (RIM) has cut the price of all Playbook models to $299 until February 4. This announcement apparently caused RIM’s BlackBerry Store to crash early Tuesday morning. RIM’s decision to liquidate their Playbook inventory comes weeks after company executives [...]

October 26th, 2011

RIM Delaying Playbook Update, No Email Client Until 2012

Embattled smartphone manufacturer Research in Motion has announced that it is scrapping plans to offer an OS update to its Playbook tablet, instead promising that the update would be released in February. “As much as we’d love to have it in your hands today, we’ve made the difficult decision to wait to launch BlackBerry PlayBook [...]