Angry Birds confirmed coming to the BlackBerry PlayBook

Surely you all remember Kevins open letter to Rovio, makers of Angry Birds right? At the time, Rovio did give us somewhat of a response but never actually stated they'd release a version of Angry Birds for the PlayBook but they did say it was a definite possibilty. Here we are, now in May and during todays Keynote Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-Chief Executive Officer Research In Motion made...

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Video Demo of Video Chat on the BlackBerry PlayBook!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] This morning's BlackBerry PlayBook OS update to version 1.0.3.1868 brought with it a number of updates, including BlackBerry Video Chat!! The Video Chat app allows BlackBerry PlayBook owners to... well.. you know.. chat over video with each other. Gone is the phrase What's your pin? when it comes to adding contacts. Instead, the big question from...

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Unity shows off 3D gaming on the BlackBerry PlayBook

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Over the next few months, developers will be busy porting games and apps to the BlackBerry PlayBook and one company looking to make the trasition easier is Unity. Unity today, showed off a good amount of games that were built using their development tools with one stand out, being Samurai II as shown in the video above. Of course, it's not Angry...

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Unsubscribe.com launches mobile app for BlackBerry

  Unsubscribe.com has announced today that they have launched their mobile app for BlackBerry. The app easily lets users unsubscribe from unwanted mailing list spam with a few simple clicks. The service has been available for quite a while for various email clients including Gmail and Outlook, but now can be used easily on the go right from your BlackBerry. The simple install gives you an...

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One of the new features in the latest BlackBerry PlayBook OS update is the ability to add a browser shortcut to the home screen. This gives you the ability to create your own bookmarks right on the PlayBook home screen as opposed to the browser itself, giving you one click access to whatever site you choose. To do this, simply navigate to the site for which you want to set the bookmark. Then...

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VEVO video app coming to the BlackBerry PlayBook

Todays keynote contained lots of goodies and sneak peeks of upcoming apps -- one of which, was Vevo for the BlackBerry PlayBook. If you're not familiar with VEVO, they're one of the top online music video services out there and hold the rights to a large catalog of content most of which, will now be streamed to your BlackBerry PlayBook in HD when the app hits release. Sadly, no date was given...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Just weeks before the BlackBerry PlayBook became available for purchase, RIM made the announcement that the BlackBerry PlayBook would be able to support Android Apps. Today at BlackBerry World, we got our first chance to see exactly what this experience will look like on the PlayBook. Long story short, it's looking pretty darn good. RIM is working...

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BlackBerry PlayBook Native Email and PIM Video Demo!!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Here it is folks... a video sneak peek of native email and PIM apps on the BlackBerry PlayBook!! RIM showed it off during their BlackBery World Keynote today, and working with BIS and BES, this is the full native email and PIM experience you'd find on a BlackBerry Smartphone on the PlayBook.  Sure, it would have been nice if this was on the...

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BlackBerry World 2011 Keynote Live Blog!

Status: Live Blog Now over.  Note: You can still watch the notes from the show below. BlackBerry World 2011 Keynote Live Blog! We're live on location in Orlando, Florida at BlackBerry World 2011. A TON of news already got announced yesterday -- see all of the announcements here -- so we're thinking today's keynote will involve a lot of demos and hopefully a few surprises. Tune into the live...

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Official OS 1.0.3.1868 for the BlackBerry PlayBook now available

Announced earlier today, BlackBerry PlayBook OS 1.0.3.1868 is now showing as an available update. This version brings along video chat, BBM, document editing and homescreen bookmarks. This is probably the best update we've seen yet as far as features, so if you're rolling with a PlayBook then check for the update if you aren't seeing it already. We'll be sure to report back with more when we...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] When we did our initial hands-on video of the BlackBerry Bold 9900 / 9930 Smartphone the booth was swamped and it was tough to record a decent video up, so we went back for seconds during the BlackBerry World opening reception and spent some quality time on the device. After getting a quick demo of NFC on the Bold 9930 and firing up a web browser...

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[ youtube video link for mobile vewing ] Following up our BlackBerry Bold Touch Hands-On and NFC Demo videos, we decided it was time to put the newly-announced BlackBerry Bold Touch up against the good ole BlackBerry Bold 9780 to see how things stack up in the web browsing department. With its 1.2GHz processor and running BlackBerry 7, RIM tells us the browsing experience is approximately...

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New BlackBerry PlayBook ad - Why can't every tablet do that?

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Another new ad for the BlackBerry PlayBook has been added to the BlackBerry YouTube page, although we've not seen it air on as of yet -- it's a pretty awesome video that oddly enough, shows off some clips of the upcoming Thor movie as well. Have a look, drop some comments in the forums or on the post and let us know your thoughts. With a new...

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NFC Video Demo on the BlackBerry Bold 9930!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Following up our first hands-on of the new BlackBerry Bold 9900, we re-visited the experience room at BlackBerry World to get a closer look at some of the first touchscreen Bold's features. In this video we take a look at NFC. This is the first BlackBerry Smartphone to support NFC, or Near Field Communication, which is a short-range wireless...

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If you've not had the chance to pick up and play with a BlackBerry PlayBook then you may be in luck. RIM  has announced the BlackBerry PlayBook Mobile Tour which kicks off tomorrow, Tuesday, May 3rd from 9 AM to 5 PM, in New York’s Herald Square (Broadway and 34th Street). The PlayBook Mobile Tour is a tractor trailer completely outfitted to create an immersive PlayBook experience. Visitors...

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BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 Photo Gallery

In addition to our hands-on video we have a simple collection of BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 photos for your viewing pleasure. This is one sweet device and the pictures don't do it justice - you really do have to see it live and up close. This is RIM's thinnest device to date and with its all-around stainless steel bezel, full QWERTY keyboard and touchscreen, the BlackBerry Bold Touch is...

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CrackBerry Coverage goes to Orlando this week for BlackBerry World 2011!

Bla1ze, Kevin, Adam... if you see us wandering around BBWorld be sure to yell CrackBerry! BlackBerry World 2011 is now upon us, and as you've probably figured out from all of the live coverage today, the CrackBerry team is live on location in Orlando reporting back all the news. BlackBerry World technically kicks off tomorrow, May 3rd, but today was press day and RIM made a whack load of...

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While the General Session for BlackBerry World has yet to take place, President and Co-Chief Executive Officer Research In Motion, Mike Lazaridis has been dropping plenty of details about upcoming services launching on the BlackBerry PlayBook -- stopping just short of divulging to much right away. One of the services discussed was Video Chat for the PlayBook, where Mike dropped the following...

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BlackBerry PlayBook OS v1.0.3 update details - BBM, Video Chat and more

We heard earlier today that a new OS update for the BlackBerry PlayBook would be made available as early tonight and now we have some details as to just what will be included in the new software. OS 1.0.3 will include both the much anticipated video chat as well as BBM (via Bridge). Document editing via Bridge is a new feature that will allow users to edit documents stored on your phone via...

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