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BlackBerry PlayBook Gets A Teardown On Video

Posted in Playbook by Reuben Drake on May 24th, 2011

We’ve seen PlayBook teardowns, but DirectFix has now posted a nine minute teardown and screen repair video for the PlayBook and its fun to watch. This video actually shows the steps needed to disassemble and reassemble the device if you want to do it yourself.

The video shows you how to replace the LCD and touch screen panel on the PlayBook so take notes and only do it when you are confident in your skills.

Twitter For BlackBerry Version 2 Beta Now Available

Posted in twitter by Conner Flynn on May 6th, 2011

Good news for Twitter users who also use a Blackberry. Twitter for BlackBerry version 2 Beta is now available in the BlackBerry Beta Zone. RIM will do things differently this time, offering more frequent beta versions with features added and the current version 2 of the Twitter app brings a simplified navigation bar at the top.

It puts the Search, Find People, and Popular Topics screens into one Single Search Screen in addition to integrating with the Universal Search feature. It also offers a new Black Chrome color scheme and the Compose Tweet button is accessible and allows you to tweet from anywhere in the app. Sounds like some useful improvements.

BlackBerry PlayBook gets a tear down

Posted in BlackBerry,Playbook by Conner Flynn on April 19th, 2011

Do you know what’s in your PlayBook? Well, we already knew most of the specs, but some things we were unsure of. Like whether the 7-inch tablet had a gyroscope. Now we know that it does, thanks to the guys over at iFixit who have done their usual great job of prying a gadget open and digging inside. What would we do without them?

They gave it a repairability score of 7 out of 10, which is pretty good. Replacing the front glass is a bit hard, but that is true of most devices. Hit the link below for the full details and lots of awesome pics. And don’t try it at home unless you are very confident in your skills.

BlackBerry PlayBook now on sale in the US and Canada

Posted in BlackBerry,Playbook by Conner Flynn on April 19th, 2011

As of today the wait is over. The Blackberry PlayBook can be yours for $500 for the 16GB model, $600 for the 32GB version, or $700 for the 64GB-equipped version. So, now that you can buy one, will you? With basic productivity apps like native email and calendar not yet available, many might look elsewhere.

Then there’s the fact that Android app compatibility hasn’t yet been introduced, and that the PlayBook needs a BlackBerry smartphone nearby in order to be a better tablet. So at this stage, it clearly isn’t for everyone. Will you be buying?

BlackBerry announces PlayBook pre-order, pricing

Posted in Playbook by Conner Flynn on March 22nd, 2011

Looks like we finally have the pre-order details and pricing info for the PlayBook. There will be three different models in all. First up is a BlackBerry PlayBook featuring 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of storage for $499, $599 and $699. Just to make things nice and competitive, that pricing is the same as the iPad 2 with WiFi only.

You can expect the PlayBook to be available on April 19 from all Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores in the U.S. and Best Buy and Future Shop stores in Canada. In fact the device should be available in more than 20,000 stores on launch. But why wait? You can pre-order the PlayBook starting today at Best Buy, Best Buy Mobile or Future Shop.

BlackBerry PlayBook has 17-hour web browsing battery life?

Posted in Playbook by Conner Flynn on March 2nd, 2011

RIM has been keeping pretty quiet about how long their upcoming tablet’s battery life is, but now some leaked screenshots of the tablet’s “Battery Assistant” app are shedding some light on the issue. If these pictures are the real deal, then we won’t have to worry about the tablet’s battery life. It is amazing.

They show the tablet at 50% battery life and the indicator says that it can last another 8.5 hours of web surfing. If 50% is 8.5 hours, then that means that the tablet will be able to surf the web for 17 hours on a full charge.

Bentley Collection iPad, iPhone, and BlackBerry cases

Posted in iPad accessories by Conner Flynn on February 28th, 2011

Maybe it’s time to give your iPad the same treatment as your Bentley seats. If you think so, then check this out. Bentley’s “luxury leather partner” Ettinger, is releasing a line of gadget cases for your iPad, iPhone, or BlackBerry.

It will cost you £45 for the phone holsters or £89 for the iPad version. Your gadget will be living in luxury, while your wallet empties just a tad deeper. What do you think? It will go well with your ride.

BlackBerry Dakota / Montana spotted

Posted in BlackBerry by Conner Flynn on February 20th, 2011

The BlackBerry Bold Touch Dakota/Montana has been sighted and it looks like it is wrapped in a carbon fiber weave. The touchscreen experience is said to be far better than the Torch. To refresh your memory, here are some specs: It runs on OS 6.1, sports a 2.8-inch VGA 640×480 capacitive screen, Magnetometer, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, NFC, and a 5MP camera.

This model has only 6.5GB of built in storage, and 512MB of RAM. If you are a RIM fan, you need to seriously check this one out. It looks like RIM is stepping up their game. The compass is being shown off in the image above.

BlackBerry Dakota photo and specs leak

Posted in BlackBerry by Conner Flynn on January 13th, 2011

The BlackBerry Dakota which we first heard about in July, is pictured here in a photo from BGR. It features a 2.8-inch (VGA resolution) capacitive touchscreen with the BlackBerry Bold-style keyboard. It looks pretty handsome.

Other features include the fact that it’s a quad band GSM/GPRS/EDGE device with tri-band UMTS, there’s a 5 megapixel cam with HD video recording, 4GB of storage, and 768MB of RAM. The phone will also have WiFi and be 3G hotspot-enabled, and will run BlackBerry OS 6.1. No word on pricing or availability yet.

Amazon MP3 for BlackBerry launched

Posted in BlackBerry by Conner Flynn on December 14th, 2010

RIM and Amazon.com have teamed up to launch Amazon MP3 for BlackBerry smartphones. That means that Blackberry addicts will be able to access Amazon’s catalog of over 14 million songs and enjoy them on the go. Amazon MP3 for BlackBerry allows users to browse, preview, download, store, and even inform their friends about their favorite music.

It will let you download music via Wi-Fi or over the air (OTA), browse through what’s new, check out deals, top songs, top albums, genres, and sub genres among other things. Just like iTunes, you can also check out a 30-second sample of a track before buying.

BlackBerry News Feeds beta launches

Posted in BlackBerry by Conner Flynn on December 13th, 2010

BlackBerry users, like everyone else, want to be kept up to date with the latest news, so having a decent RSS feed reader on the BlackBerry platform is a good thing. And we have just that with the BlackBerry News Feeds app.

This app will aggregate and deliver all of your RSS feeds in a clean and easy to use way, however one downside is that Google Reader support is not there. Even so, it’s easy to use when adding feeds and allows you to sift through unread items quickly like any other RSS feed reader.

BlackBerry overtakes iOS in US web share

Posted in BlackBerry by Conner Flynn on December 1st, 2010

The BlackBerry had a victory today after StatCounter showed the platform overtaking the iPhone in web use in the US. They’ve been steadily narrowing the gap over the past year, and now RIM just slightly overtook Apple in traffic, accounting for 34.3 percent of American traffic while iOS slipped to 33 percent. Despite signs of growth before, Android as a web platform has leveled off at just 23.8 percent.

Worldwide figures also show RIM climbing, at 19.25 percent, but it still trailed iOS’ 21.9 percent and was well behind Symbian’s 31.9 percent. If these trends continue, Android and BlackBerry devices could get twice the web share of iOS sometime next year.

BlackBerry 8980 revealed by FCC

Posted in BlackBerry by Conner Flynn on November 30th, 2010

The folks over at the FCC have let some pictures and details slip about the upcoming BlackBerry 8980, a device that seems to be a successor to the Curve 8900. The phone pictured above will boast a quad-band GSM antenna, Wi-Fi b/g/n, and a 3.2-megapixel camera with flash.

And according to the user manual, it will be powered by BlackBerry OS 5. The device looks very similar to the BlackBerry 9700, which is a popular BB version, so that’s probably good news.

Find your Android/BlackBerry phone for free with iTag

Posted in Android by Conner Flynn on November 29th, 2010

Apple is offering their Find My iPhone service for free now, but that doesn’t mean that Android and BlackBerry users are left out in the cold. That’s because iTag is offering their Premium Membership for free for Cyber Monday.

iTag allows you to locate your device via GPS at any moment. The feature is already available for free to users, but the premium account allows you to backup your contacts over the air, which is very useful if you lose your device without backing up your data first.

BlackBerry PlayBook should have 64GB model, large battery

Posted in BlackBerry by Conner Flynn on October 18th, 2010

RIM’s Co-Chief Executive Officer Jim Balsillie has revealed a few more details about the upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. According to CrackBerry, the device will have a 5,300mAh, non-removable battery, which will help it deliver more life than competing products. The similarly-sized Galaxy Tab packs only a 4,000mAh battery and a claimed seven-plus hour battery life when watching movies.

The PlayBook should last longer, obviously and maybe it will even match or surpass Apple’s 10-hour rating for its larger iPad. RIM’s smartphones are already very efficient and known for their long operation on a single charge. We hope some of this efficiency rubs off on the PlayBook as well.