02/23/2014, BlackBerry may have a major contract coming its way if a new report turns out to be true. Bloomberg hears from people “briefed on the matter,” that the next generation Ford in-car Sync system will replace Microsoft’s Windows technology in favor of BlackBerry’s QNX. Apparently this is being done after persistent customer complaints of sub-standard voice recognition and malfunctioning touchscreens. QNX is already powering similar systems in vehicles by Audi and […]
01/09/2013, [CES 2013] The QNX platform is not only what RIM’s Blackberry 10 mobile operating system is based on, but it is used in other products, cars being one of them, and during CES 2013, the company took the wraps off a Bentley Continental GT where the QNX Car application platform was demonstrated. This demonstration was to show how the QNX platform is being used to allow customers to create the […]
02/10/2012, The long-awaited Plants vs. Zombies has finally made its way over to RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook tablet – according to an official announcement on EA’s website. Yesterday the company announced that the game is “now available” however, a quick search on the BlackBerry App World shows the game nowhere to be found. There are many other zombie games listed but the addictive PopCap doesn’t seem to be one of them.
02/09/2012, While most BlackBerry PlayBook owners are eagerly awaiting the arrival of PlayBook OS 2.0, it looks like RIM has already started working on the next version – if rumors are to be believed. The folks over at n4bb.com have reported that, according to a source, the PlayBook OS 3.0 is being tested right now. RIM has failed to make any mention of a PlayBook OS 3.0 in the past so […]
01/13/2012, [CES 2012] When it comes to automobile technology at CES, you can be sure that there will be new and old players alike each year, trying to outdo each other with their latest releases. Research In Motion’s Porsche Carrera concept car proved to be quite the attention seeker, where the vehicle showed off a slew of innovations which ran on RIM’s QNX platform. What makes this so special? Well, QNX […]
01/03/2012, Looks like the BlackBerry PlayBook is now going up for sale with yet another massive discount. While it’s no HP TouchPad firesale, you can now purchase any BlackBerry PlayBook for $299. Yes that’s right – regardless of whether your choose the 16GB, 32GB or 64GB model, the PlayBook will cost the same price – which basically means: don’t expect the 64GB model to stay in stock for long (assuming the […]
12/21/2011, After what seemed like eternity, it looks like you won’t have to switch tablets or use your smartphone when it comes to getting your fix of Angry Birds. While the PlayBook still doesn’t have native email, the popular and addictive puzzle game is now available on the QNX-running tablet. In addition to the regular version of Angry Birds, PlayBook users also get Rio and Seasons versions of the game. Other […]
12/21/2011, We’re all still waiting for RIM to bring Android app support to the BlackBerry PlayBook, and while it’s still not here yet, it looks like we’re one step closer. RIM announced today that it is now accepting app submissions from Android app aggregator developers. In case you were wondering what Android app aggregator developers are: they help developers expand their app distribution to a larger audience. In this case, they […]
12/20/2011, While the PlayBook isn’t one of the most popular tablets around, it’s good to see that RIM and Facebook haven’t given up on providing support for the tablet. RIM announced today the launch of a new version of the Facebook for BlackBerry PlayBook app. The update brings the app up to version 2.1 and includes one of the most requested features: Facebook Groups. This means that PlayBook users will now […]
12/13/2011, If you’ve always thought that your BlackBerry PlayBook didn’t have enough memory, fret not – a solution is here. Remember the Dingleberry rooting method? Well, some folks have discovered some interesting new uses for their BlackBerry tablet. First off we had the ability to install the Android Market and run Android apps, now someone managed to figure out how to enable USB host access on the BlackBerry PlayBook.
12/09/2011, While RIM hasn’t formally announced any plans to release a brand new BlackBerry PlayBook yet, it looks like they might have one in the pipeline. The folks over at n4bb.com got their hands on the PlayBook OS 2.0 beta recently, did some digging, and uncovered some interesting tidbits. Apparently hidden in the OS are a bunch of icons showing 4G and 4G LTE connectivity. While this isn’t concrete proof of […]
12/07/2011, Remember the BlackBerry PlayBook root method that was discovered last week? RIM announced that it would be investigating the exploit and releasing a patch to close the hole. Well, it seems like RIM has kept to its word and true enough – the hole which dingleberry uses to gain root access has been closed by the latest update that has been issued to the PlayBook. It looks like the short-lived […]
11/30/2011, Yesterday we reported that the BlackBerry PlayBook was successfully rooted by a developer via the “dingleberry” method. Well, it looks like RIM is now aware of the situation and is looking into it. The company released a statement saying that it is now in contact with the “security researchers” behind the exploit. RIM is also aware of the developer’s plans to release tools that will let anybody root their PlayBook, […]
11/28/2011, After being out on the market for a number of months now, it looks like the developer community has finally made some headway with the device. A developer named Chris Wade managed to root the QNX tablet over the weekend. This basically means that he’ll be able to access, files, folders and settings that are normally unavailable to non-rooted users. It’s a pretty big step forward for the developer community […]