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  • Why BlackBerry PlayBook is an ideal tablet for business

    The BlackBerry PlayBook is available for pre-order, and will be on the street in a matter of weeks. I am not sure the RIM tablet will see much consumer success, but then consumers have never been RIM's primary market. Consumer tablets aside, the PlayBook has some unique features that make it an ideal tablet from a business or IT admin perspective.

    Written by Tony Bradley30 March 11 06:05
  • Tablets: iPad 2 vs. Xoom vs. PlayBook vs. WebOS slates

    It may seem like 2010 was the year of the tablet, but the reality is that 2010 was really just the year of the iPad with 15 million units sold and no real competitors for the Apple tablet. However, 2011 will be very different with a diverse variety of tablet options emerging--including some particularly relevant entries from major players.

    Written by Tony Bradley21 Jan. 11 11:07
  • Tablet revolution reality check

    With so much chatter about tablets this year, you might think that the handheld, rectangular devices being unveiled represent a significant innovation. The reality is that so much of what we're seeing is not a whole lot different than what we saw in previous years; these products offer only a few new twists. But those new twists could make the difference between tablets' remaining a niche item and their finally busting out to the mass market in a meaningful way.

    Written by Melissa J. Perenson17 Jan. 11 17:41
  • How HP and Palm's WebOS tablet could 'blow away' iPad

    We haven't seen HP hype a tablet since last year's flirtation with Windows 7, but that could change after February 9, when the company has all but confirmed that it will introduce its first WebOS tablet.

    Written by Jared Newman15 Jan. 11 07:00
  • BlackBerry Dakota signals RIM's desperation

    Images and details of the BlackBerry Dakota--the impending flagship smartphone from Research In Motion (RIM)--have emerged. The Dakota is packed with features as RIM struggles desperately to regain lost ground and compete with the Apple iPhone and the rising Android invasion.

    Written by Tony Bradley14 Jan. 11 09:23
  • First Look: Facebook Single Sign-on

    Facebook is getting serious about on-the-go social networking with a suite of new features announced during the Facebook Mobile event on Wednesday.

    Written by Alex Wawro05 Nov. 10 09:03
  • Gallery: Meet RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook tablet

    Research in Motion announced a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet Monday that will do battle with Apple's iPad and the Samsung Galaxy Tab early next year when it becomes available in the US.

    Written by PC World Staff28 Sept. 10 15:05
  • 4 ways a RIM tablet could smoke the iPad, Galaxy Tab

    Research in Motion's tablet, rumored for months, is nearly official, according to the Wall Street Journal's unnamed sources. If the report is accurate, RIM could reveal the so-called BlackPad next week during a developer conference in San Francisco.

    Written by Jared Newman23 Sept. 10 04:16
  • BlackBerry's rumored tablet: Pros and cons

    It's all been speculation and rumor for the last year, but now that the Wall Street Journal has joined the rumor mill, many are saying that Research in Motion will launch its top-secret "BlackPad", or Blackberry tablet, in San Francisco on Monday.

    Written by Barbara E. Hernandez23 Sept. 10 07:53
  • Android app offers new flexibility for IT admins

    Information workers are increasingly demanding to use consumer-friendly Android and iOS devices on the job, so it stands to reason that IT administrators would value such flexibility too.

    Written by Katherine Noyes22 Sept. 10 08:19
  • Blackberry Torch 9800: Try again, RIM

    Research in Motion performed a neat smoke and mirrors trick when introducing the BlackBerry Torch 9800 yesterday.

    Written by Jared Newman05 Aug. 10 05:39
  • RIM Wants You to Make eBay for BlackBerry the Best

    Research In Motion (RIM) this morning listed an early version of its new eBay for BlackBerry e-commerce application for download on its BlackBerry App World software store. The free, beta application lets BlackBerry users with eBay accounts search for items of interest, buy products--via PayPal--and check on account activity, all from their BlackBerry smartphones.

    Written by Al Sacco01 Nov. 09 05:45
  • RIM BlackBerry Storm2: Launch week round-up

    After months of device-leaks, "pre-reviews" and all-around speculation, BlackBerry-maker RIM last week decided to finally take the wraps off its worst-kept secret of the year, the BlackBerry Storm2 9520/9550. Shortly thereafter, U.S. carrier Verizon Wireless announced that it would start selling the new device this week.

    Written by Al Sacco31 Oct. 09 08:20
  • BlackBerry: Saving Heart-Attack Victims with Handhelds

    Modern medicine and technology go hand-in-hand. For years, we've come to associate a hospital not only with the patients it houses and medical professionals who work there, but also the machines and gadgets that aid doctors and nurses in our care. As we see in person, or on episodes of ER, we recognize the blood-pressure sleeves, the beeping heart-rate monitors, and IV machines.

    Written by Al Sacco28 Aug. 09 07:37
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