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    It's been a promising time to be a gamer on the BlackBerry PlayBook as of late, with plenty of news coming out about new releases of high-profile titles. First we saw Angry Birds Space come to the platform, and then heard about another eagerly-anticipated game that would soon be coming to the PlayBook. Speculation at the time seemed to point to the release of Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, and sure enough, the iOS title now has a PlayBook port. The flow of information on new games isn't about to dry up just yet, and today RIM announced a bunch of additional games in the pipeline for ...

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    We're coming up on nearly twenty years since Sony first released the original PlayStation back in 1994. Those old games can't hold a candle to the high-resolution titles we have today from a purely technical standpoint, but we continue to enjoy the platform's library. After all, so many have become classics with solid gameplay which stands up over the years that Sony itself continues to invest in PlayStation compatibility, as we've seen with the Xperia Play. Today, though, we're not interested in dusting off our old consoles, but instead playing these old titles through an emulator on more ...

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    Last night, we caught a tweet from RIM's Head of Gaming, Anders Jeppsson, mentioning that something wonderful would be available for PlayBook owners today. While there were a number of possible titles thrown around, it started to look likely that the PlayBook would be joining iOS and Android as platforms supported by Rovio's Angry Birds Space (and beating-out Windows Phone in the process). Sure enough, Angry Birds Space is now out for the PlayBook, but that's not the end of things; Jeppsson has teased the release of yet another high-profile app on its way to the PlayBook, one that will ...

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    With new software updates out, and peeks available at some new hardware that will finally introduce cellular data, RIM's been having a relatively promising time lately with its PlayBook tablet. Sure, there's some controversy over the app-signing/sideloading decision, but the tablet's fate largely seems to have been on an upswing as of late. Tonight there's one more bit of good news for PlayBook owners to be looking forward to, with RIM announcing "something wonderful" happening for the PlayBook tomorrow. The RIM employee who tweeted-out the message that this treat will be waiting for us in ...

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    Earlier this month, we heard from RIM that it was planning on removing the ability to sideload apps in a future release of PlayBook OS. From the sound of things, RIM wanted to both distance itself from the sort of laissez-faire attitude surrounding the Android app economy and put some tighter controls in place to curb the potential for piracy. RIM later clarified that sideloading would still be technically enabled, but with device-specific encryption in place that would make it useless for everything but already-purchased apps. Supposedly, this lock-down would take place upon the delivery ...

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    RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook is our best look so far at a preview of what we can expect from the forthcoming platform-switch over to BlackBerry 10. There have been some pretty interesting developments for the tablet so far, like the introduction of support for interpreting Android apps. That seemed like a boon for the OS, potentially giving users access to a whole different world of apps. On the BlackBerry side, though, that world looks like it's about to get just a bit smaller. RIM VP Alec Saunders took to Twitter recently to confirm that RIM will be removing the ability to sideload apps ...

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    RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook tablet was released as a WiFi-only device, requiring you to tether it to your phone's connection to get online. While at the time RIM might have been thinking of the PlayBook as an accessory to go along with other BlackBerry gear, it seems the company has been reconsidering releasing a PlayBook with its own cellular modem, freeing it up from relying on any other hardware. We've heard about plans for such devices, most recently seeing an LTE-enabled PlayBook on a leaked RIM roadmap, supposedly targeted for a release sometime this month. As we await some kind of ...

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    Research in Motion is going through some difficult times and the official fourth quarter fiscal numbers for 2012 aren't that bright either. The company has reported revenues of $4.2 billion which is 19 percent down from the previous quarter. The GAAP net loss is $125 million while BlackBerry device shipments were down 21 percent to 11.1 million units. 500,000 PlayBook units were shipped according to the first report under new CEO Thorsten Heins. After Research in Motion's two co-CEOs, Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis, stepped down to leave everything to Thorsten Heins, Jim Balsillie has ...

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    You might know it as BBX, RIM's QNX-based operating system, which was renamed to BlackBerry 10 after Basis International, an Albuquerque-based company, has claimed trademark ownership of the "BBX" moniker. However, RIM has recently confirmed that PlayBook tablets will get an update to BlackBerry 10, which is currently running PlayBook OS 2.0 (also QNX-based). "We've said publicly a number of times that our first BB10 handset will be available towards the end of 2012, and that's still firmly the case. At some point after the launch we'll bring BB10 to our PlayBooks, yes", said Rob Orr, Vice ...

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    The BlackBerry PlayBook Keyboard Case is a highly anticipated accessory for all RIM tablet users and we've just recently heard it was on an exclusive pre-order up in Canada. However, you can now grab your unit directly from RIM. It will cost you $119.99 and it will ship on March 23. You will be able to use the touchpad to navigate and control your PlayBook, have access to the entire screen while typing (which is great now that PlayBook OS 2 brought a dedicated e-mail client), it also acts as a case and it even charges using your PlayBook charger (with up to 30 days battery life). For a ...

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    Owners of BlackBerry's PlayBook tablet got their eagerly awaited update to PlayBook OS 2.0 last month, bringing with it, among other features, support for compatible Android apps through its Android Player. The process by which you can run those apps take a tiny bit of effort, requiring the developer to re-package his or her release for the BlackBerry, but it's certainly preferable to re-coding a port, or just not reaching BlackBerry users with Android apps at all. One of the latest developers to embrace the Android Player on the PlayBook is MoboTap, the team behind the Dolphin Browser, ...

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    If you are a PlayBook owner or fan and you've been following the news you probably didn't miss the PlayBook Keyboard case pictures which popped up around a month ago, together with rumors of an upcoming 10-inch follow-up and a dock. You can now pre-order the BlackBerry PlayBook Keyboard case online at the source link below in Canada for $99.99. It is a full-fledged keyboard with touchpad, left and right mouse clicks and multi-touch functionality. Estimated shipping time is March 23, 2012 and The Source is currently having an exclusive on it (as well as the exclusive price, which normally ...

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    A keyboard dock can add a big amount of usability to a smartphone, as we've seen with the Motorola Lapdocks, and looks right at home on a tablet, like the ASUS Transformer Prime. The next manufacturer to add a keyboard option to its hardware looks like it's going to be RIM, thanks to the company's Mini Keyboard for its PlayBook tablet. Now technically, this isn't another docking situation, since the Mini Keyboard connects wirelessly over Bluetooth. What sets it apart from a generic Bluetooth keyboard, beyond showing-off design choices that match the PlayBook's, is the convertible case that ...

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    While RIM is struggling to regain their (lost) place in the top, the philosophy of Canada's favorite smartphones and tablets manufacturer also seems to change, as small joys are definitely preferable to no joy at all. In fact, RIM recently posted on their Twitter page that the BlackBerry PlayBook was the best selling tablet in Canada last week, both at BestBuy and Future Shop. No numbers though and nothing about the overall sales in Canada. The news is good however, as the launch of Apple's iPad 3 approaches and RIM needs to take its tablets to as many users as possible until then, knowing ...

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    Most of our attention upon hearing rumors about RIM's hardware plans for the rest of the year has been focused on the company's next wave of smartphones, leaving the tried-and-true BlackBerry OS for a new QNX-based system. Mixed-in with those rumors and leaked roadmaps have been a couple mentions about what RIM might be planning for its tablet lineup. We had heard about the possibility of seeing two such models released this year, with an HSPA+ enabled version for May and a larger 10-inch LTE version closer to the end of the year. A new leak out today suggests that timetable could be way ...

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