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Topic: PlayBook

BlackBerry sees quarterly loss of $84M on shipments of 2.7M BB10 phones

06/28/2013, 08:06 am

Shares of BlackBerry stock tumbled early Friday, after the company reported an unexpected loss of $84 million and that it shipped just 2.7 million smartphones running its new BlackBerry 10 platform last quarter.

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Hacker purportedly demos iOS apps emulated on BlackBerry PlayBook

06/15/2012, 02:06 am

An enterprising developer has demonstrated an alleged hack that would allow iOS apps to run on Research in Motion's BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, albeit with certain limitations.

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RIM releases PlayBook OS 2.0 two months late

02/25/2012, 12:02 am

Ailing Research in Motion on Tuesday released the long-awaited PlayBook OS 2.0 update for the company's tablet, but poor sales and missed deadlines could translate into a product that offers too little, too late.

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iPad market share hit by deep PlayBook price cut in Canada

02/15/2012, 05:02 pm

New data released on Wednesday suggests Research in Motion's PlayBook tablet has managed a ten percent increase in Canadian marketshare on substantial discounts, and has pulled the share of Apple's iPad down to 68 percent.

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New RIM CEO will not change strategy on PlayBook, BlackBerry 10

01/23/2012, 10:01 am

Despite the fact that it has a new CEO at the helm, Research in Motion will not see a major shakeup in the near future, and will continue to support the PlayBook tablet and the BlackBerry 10 platform as previously planned.

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RIM strangely charging same $299 for 16GB, 32GB & 64GB PlayBook models

01/03/2012, 12:01 pm

As Research in Motion is rumored to be planning for a major shakeup in its board of directors, the company has begun an odd sale in which all PlayBook models, regardless of capacity, are priced at $299.

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IDC: Kindle Fire to push iPad below 60% market share in Q4

12/16/2011, 01:12 am

Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet will take share away from Apple this quarter, cutting the iPad's share of the market to 59 percent, a new analysis claims.

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RIM's BlackBerry shipments flatten, PlayBook shipments decline

12/15/2011, 10:12 pm

Quarterly shipments of Research in Motion's BlackBerry smartphones saw a slight decline year over year to 14.1 million units, while PlayBook shipments dropped sequentially to 150,000, according to the company's latest quarterly earnings report.

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40% of BlackBerry, Windows & Android smartphone owners prefer Apple's iPad

12/08/2011, 09:12 pm

More than 40 percent of owners of smartphones on BlackBerry, Windows Phone and Android platforms prefer Apple's iPad to tablets from their current smartphone operating system makers, according to a recent survey.

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Unsold PlayBook inventory costs RIM $485 million

12/02/2011, 09:12 am

Research in Motion announced on Friday that its inability to sell PlayBook tablets to consumers has forced the company to take a $485 million charge.

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RIM branching out into security software for iPhone, Android

11/29/2011, 02:11 am

After struggling to gain an edge over its competitors with its BlackBerry smartphones and tablets, Research in Motion has conceded some ground to Apple and Google with the announcement of Mobile Fusion, upcoming security software for the iPhone and Android.

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Retailers ready BlackBerry PlayBook fire sale for holiday push

11/17/2011, 02:11 am

Retailers are getting ready to slash as much as $300 off the price of Research in Motion's BlackBerry PlayBook in hopes of clearing out inventory this holiday season.

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Adobe Flash fallout extends to TVs, RIM perseveres with PlayBook

11/09/2011, 11:11 pm

Adobe revealed Wednesday that its cancellation of Flash development on mobile devices will also extend to TV-related "digital home devices," while Research in Motion promised to continue in-house development of Flash for its PlayBook tablet.

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Adobe confirms it will no longer develop Flash for mobile browsers

11/09/2011, 10:11 am

Adobe on Wednesday confirmed that it will no longer develop its Flash Player for mobile platforms like Android, and will instead pour its efforts into creating Adobe AIR applications for native storefronts like Apple's iOS App Store.

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Adobe rumored to be abandoning work on mobile Flash player

11/09/2011, 01:11 am

Adobe has briefed its employees on the company's plans to abandon development of Flash player for mobile browsers in a blow to Google Android and Research in Motion PlayBook tablets, according to a new report.

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Gartner projects Apple's iPad to maintain 50% market share through 2014

09/22/2011, 11:09 pm

Apple's iPad will continue to dominate the tablet market, maintaining more than 50 percent market share through 2014, according to a new analysis.

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RIM's PlayBook manufacturer cutting production lines as sales slump

09/21/2011, 02:09 am

After sales of Research in Motion's PlayBook tablet slumped last quarter, Quanta Computer has laid off about 1,000 workers working on production lines set up specifically for the device, according to a new report.

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Apple seen in 'no rush' to release iPad 3 as competitors struggle

09/16/2011, 08:09 am

Apple reportedly has prototypes for its third-generation iPad already circling in its supply chain, but no new model is expected to arrive this year as a true second-place tablet has yet to emerge.

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RIM ships 10.6 million BlackBerry phones, just 200,000 PlayBooks

09/15/2011, 06:09 pm

Research in Motion reported disappointing earnings for its most recent quarter, announcing that profits has slipped 47 percent while it shipped just 10.6 million smartphones only 200,000 PlayBook tablets.

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Best Buy slashes RIM PlayBook tablet price by $150

09/01/2011, 09:09 pm

Big-box retailer Best Buy has dropped the price of Research in Motion's 64GB BlackBerry PlayBook to $549, making it the latest salvo in an ongoing price war among non-iPad tablet makers.

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