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Researchers think 7-inch form factor is too small for a tablet, do you PlayBook owners agree?

Researchers think 7-inch form factor is too small for a tablet, do you PlayBook owners agree?

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  Is 7 inches too small for a tablet?  Steve Jobs seemed to think that the 7-inch tablet was just to small, hence his decision to only release a 10-inch tablet, and now a researcher by the name of Jakob Nielsen has completed a study that he believes confirms this. Having had the BlackBerry PlayBook in hand for quite a while I would personally have to disagree that the 7-...

Rooted BlackBerry PlayBook is able to run the Android Market, check out how to do it

Rooted BlackBerry PlayBook is able to run the Android Market, check out how to do it

Jared DiPane 21

Rooted your BlackBerry PlayBook but were left wondering why exactly you did it? Well as developers continue to hack away at fun things for us to do with the new found root we know one thing you can do -- install the Android Market! The instructions are a bit complicated, and probably not for everyone but if you are feeling brave today be sure to hop into the forums and check out how it...

CrackBerry Holiday Gift Guide - Deciding which BlackBerry 7 Smartphone is right for you!

CrackBerry Holiday Gift Guide - Deciding which BlackBerry 7 Smartphone is right for you!

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  Time to replace that tired and worn BlackBerry device with something new, but not really sure which one you want to get? Over the past few months we have seen quite a few new devices release, but if you haven't been keeping an eye on all the reviews, odds are you are a bit lost on which one is best for you or someone you know. Fear not though, because just past the break we have...

If RIM were to push one native application to the BlackBerry PlayBook developer version of OS 2, which would you prefer?

If RIM were to push one native application to the BlackBerry PlayBook developer version of OS 2, which would you prefer?

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Which native app would you want on the PlayBook right now? As we all know, we unfortunately won't see the official release of the BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 until February of 2012, but we were still fortunate enough for RIM to allow developers to take part in a beta version. The beta doesn't contain any of the native applications that we had hoped it would, but that led me to...

NYC Subway Trip Planner gets updated, makes finding your way around beneath NYC a breeze

NYC Subway Trip Planner gets updated, makes finding your way around beneath NYC a breeze

Jared DiPane 5

  Whether visiting NYC for the first time or a full time resident, trying to navigate the subway system is no easy task. Luckily for those who need to travel around and make connections between various trains the folks at RailBandit have made the experience substancially more enjoyable with their latest update to NYC Subway Trip Planner. Their latest update now makes use of the...

Keep up with your favorite news in style with Beam Reader for the BlackBerry PlayBook

Keep up with your favorite news in style with Beam Reader for the BlackBerry PlayBook

Jared DiPane 7

  Are you a fan of keeping up with various news streams from all over the web and find yourself bored looking at only text headlines while scrolling through them all? Well, meet Beam Reader, a visual RSS reader for the BlackBerry PlayBook which not only shows the feeds in a nice grid pattern, but also adds images to the headline. Gone are the days of flicking through all the headline...

First challenge in the BBM Generation Program for Youth coming to an end, have you voted?

First challenge in the BBM Generation Program for Youth coming to an end, have you voted?

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A few weeks back RIM announced the BBM Generation Program for Youth, and now the first challenge in the contest is coming to a close. With only about 7 hours left in Challenge 1, now is a great time to remind everyone about the program, and make sure that you have voted! So, take a look through the entries and place your vote for your favorite candidate. Challenge 2 begins November 8th...