Yesterday at DevCon 2010, Research in Motion (RIM) unveiled a new “enterprise-ready” 7-inch touchscreen BlackBerry tablet called the PlayBook. Is this a serious business contender to Apple’s iPad?
Research in Motion will release two app players this summer that allow running Android 2.3 and Blackberry Java apps on its upcoming PlayBook tablet. The 1GHz, seven-inch tablet will run the apps in a secure virtual & sandbox,& giving PlayBook users access to a potentially huge number of applications....
Research in Motion's BlackBerry PlayBook tablet will launch through all of Australia's major mobile carriers as well as retailer Harvey Norman in three different models from 20 June, the Canadian company said today, with recommended retail prices starting at $579.
National mobile carrier Vodafone has released a limited amount of information about how it will price Research in Motion's BlackBerry PlayBook, noting the device will be available bundled on a single monthly plan with the BlackBerry Bold 9780 handset and will launch next week on June 29.
Research in Motion (RIM) today essentially said BlackBerry 10 is delayed, BlackBerry Playbook tablet isn’t selling, revenues are plummeting and quarterly losses are mounting. Other than that, life is pretty good for the smartphone and tablet maker. Tragic humor aside, RIM’s greatest remaining asset appears to be cash — $2.2 billion worth.
RIM is not done with the PlayBook. The company just announced a major update for its tablet. The software update will be available later today for the WiFi PlayBook and brings a host of significant improvements.