By Wall Street Playbook: The more things change, the more they remain the same. No company exemplifies this idea today more than BlackBerry (BBRY). Left for dead after several years of punishment at the hands of Apple (AAPL) and Samsung (OTC:SSNLF), like Rasputin, BlackBerry continues to reemerge. Show More Summary
BlackBerry has only ever released just one tablet, the PlayBook. The 7-inch tablet didn’t do very well. Since then the company has stayed far away from the tablet market. At first it did say that BlackBerry 10 will be released for the...Show More Summary
According to an earlier post, it was suggested that BlackBerry has not decided to neglect its PlayBook tablet entirely and that there could be additional updates for the tablet that have yet to be released. In fact last we heard, BlackBerry...Show More Summary
The BlackBerry Playbook is the Canadian company’s first and last attempt at a tablet. This isn’t to say that there won’t be a sequel or another tablet attempt by BlackBerry, but as it stands it’s pretty much the only tablet made by the company at the moment. Show More Summary
Pocketeers today is proud to announce the release of Shuffle Match for Kids 1.0, its new memory game title for iOS, Android, BlackBerry PlayBook and BlackBerry 10 phones and tablets. Aimed at children of all ages, Shuffle Match for Kids is a fun memory matching game that helps teach hand eye coordination, memory and number skills. 1
Back in 2011, BlackBerry unveiled the PlayBook tablet, making the device the first tablet that BlackBerry has released. At that time the device was a pretty solid tablet, although the lack of apps and native BlackBerry support was kind of disappointing. Show More Summary
The original BlackBerry PlayBook was certainly not the company’s crowning achievement. In fact, the PlayBook was such a notorious dud that BlackBerry never even bothered to upgrade it to BlackBerry 10 and former CEO Thorsten Heins said that BlackBerry was basically done with tablets for the foreseeable future. Show More Summary
BlackBerry’s hardware division needs a miracle to pull the company out of the slump it finds itself in. All smartphones it has released over the last couple of years haven’t exactly proven to be global hits. BlackBerry only made one foray into the tablet market, that too back in 2011 with the ill-fated PlayBook. Show More Summary
The thingCharger is a crowdfunding campaign that has been funded over 100x its original asking price. The device works by being plugged into the wall socket and it's made to look exactly like the original plug, except this one has USB ports and a charging dock on top. It's a pretty great idea but it also has a couple flaws.
BlackBerry first allowed PlayBook users to install Android apps on the tablet, hoping that allowing Android apps would attract more users seeing as how the company’s own app market isn’t exactly bursting with quality applications. Installing apps wasn’t easy though, users had to sideload them on to the tablet. Show More Summary
Now that the speculation about BlackBerry’s sale has finally ended, people have moved on to asking what’s next for the Canadian manufacturer. Earlier this year BlackBerry said it will now focus more on the enterprise market, while releasing only four devices each year. Show More Summary
Nautilus Mobile, maker of Song of Swords for BlackBerry 10 has decided to launch the game on the BlackBerry PlayBook OS. Already the top Paid BlackBerry 10 RPG on BlackBerry World, this new tablet version should draw even more users...
Be honest: when’s the last time you got excited about something BlackBerry released? Don’t worry, I’ll wait… For me it was their first tablet, the BlackBerry Playbook. The Playbook looked good, showed potential, but was DOA. The highly anticipated relaunch of BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) for Android and iOS will be no different and here’s why. Show More Summary
ITS turnaround playbook turned out to be every bit as disappointing as its lamentable PlayBook tablet computer. Having tried and failed numerous times to revive its fortunes, BlackBerry announced on September 23rd that it had struck a preliminary $4.7 billion deal with a group of investors who want to take it private. Show More Summary
While the BlackBerry Playbook will not be getting the update to BlackBerry OS 10, well fret not because it seems that the folks at BlackBerry have not completely forgotten about the tablet and have since released an update for the device. Show More Summary
Research In Motion BlackBerry may have to rename itself again. Or Thorstein Heins will have to do a Vogue cover spread. Or the company will have to take a page from the Amazon playbook and revel in its losses (with the help of a few DE Shaw algos of course). Show More Summary
By Kofi Bofah: On October 31, 2012, Apple (AAPL) released an annual report for its fiscal year ended September 29, 2012. In 2012, the Apple iPad accounted for $32.4 billion of the company's $156.5 billion in total net sales. These top line figures were the result of Apple shipping 58.3 million iPad units during its 2012 fiscal year. Show More Summary
By Matthew Levy: "There is only one thing worse than being talked about and that is NOT being talked about" (Oscar Wilde). With the recent talks on a buyout or breakup, I would like to evaluate BlackBerry's business and potential (and why a buyout might not be the best option). Show More Summary
BlackBerry is still working on its turnaround, and it's losing a lot of workers in the process.
David Smith, the BlackBerry executive in charge of the company's PlayBook tablet, will leave the company, the Wall Street Journal has confirmed. BlackBerry told the WSJ that Smith is leaving for personal reasons. However, Smith's departure comes a few weeks after BlackBerry essentially declared its PlayBook tablet dead. Show More Summary