Android 3.0 Performance Issues May Benefit Apple’s iPad 2 and Other Tablet PC Vendors

Android 3.0 Apps

Android 3.0 codenamed Honeycomb is a tablet-only operating system (OS) and a recent report by DigiTimes suggests that according to “sources from upstream touch panel players” its unstable performance may benefit Apple’s iPad 2 and other tablet PC vendors. Due to Android 3.0 currently still having several issues that are unable to be resolved immediately and which are causing unstable … Read More

Ravin MohindruAndroid 3.0 Performance Issues May Benefit Apple’s iPad 2 and Other Tablet PC Vendors

RIM: PlayBook still capable despite no PIM features

The BlackBerry PlayBook is universally acclaimed as one of the most promising tablets to be announced in the last few months, and with its impending launch it’s sure to turn a few heads with its impressive performance and fancy UI. One problem many critics (including my good self) have thrown at it though is the reliance on being tethered to … Read More

Oliver HaslamRIM: PlayBook still capable despite no PIM features

RIM Maintains BlackBerry PlayBook Battery Life Claims

blackberryplaybook battery life

As soon as I saw the hardware specification of Research in Motion’s BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, the first question off my lips was ‘what’s the battery life going to be like?’. With its dual-core 1GHz CPU and 1GB of RAM, it’s safe to say RIM’s iPad competitor will take some powering. Thankfully, according to senior product lead Ryan Bidan at least, … Read More

Oliver HaslamRIM Maintains BlackBerry PlayBook Battery Life Claims

BlackBerry PlayBook Lacks Native Email and Calendar App?

With CES going on as I type, we’re finally hearing first hand reports of what BlackBerry’s PlayBook is like to use. One of the lucky people to spend time with the iPad competitor is Gizmodo’s Matt Buchanan – but he’s hit upon an intriguing problem that I’ve not yet seen mentioned. The PlayBook doesn’t have native email and calendar apps. … Read More

Oliver HaslamBlackBerry PlayBook Lacks Native Email and Calendar App?

RIM’s PlayBook Will Need Better Battery to Compete With Apple’s iPad

A new report from a Kaufman Bros. analyst this week suggests that RIM’s upcoming PlayBook tablet will need a significantly better battery if it has any chance of competing with Apple’s already hugely successful iPad. Shaw Wu states in his report that he would be “very surprised” if the PlayBook manages to match the 10-hour battery life of the iPad, … Read More

Killian BellRIM’s PlayBook Will Need Better Battery to Compete With Apple’s iPad

Samsung Galaxy Tab Sales Cross 600k in the First Month

Samsung’s entry into the burgeoning tablet market, the Galaxy Tab, has sold 600,000 units according to the Korean technology giant. This impressive figure comes from a worldwide market of 30 countries, reports Electronista, and makes the Galaxy Tab the world’s second fastest selling tablet behind Apple’s iPad. After a stuttering release throughout many countries over the last few weeks, Samsung’s Android-based … Read More

Oliver HaslamSamsung Galaxy Tab Sales Cross 600k in the First Month

Toshiba Folio 100 pulled from PC World Store [Tablet Computer]

The tablet market competition is finally starting to heat up with real video of the BlackBerry PlayBook arriving, and the Samsung Galaxy is starting to show up in stores around the world. One tablet we haven’t heard much about is the Toshiba Folio 100 – and now even the stores who do stock it kinda wish they didn’t! DSG International, … Read More

Oliver HaslamToshiba Folio 100 pulled from PC World Store [Tablet Computer]

BlackBerry shows off PlayBook Outmuscles Apple iPad [Comparison Video]

BlackBerry PlayBook iPad Comparison

When BlackBerry announced its business class tablet called the PlayBook, one of the stand-out points was the shear power the little 7″ device was supposed to be packing. I say supposed, as nobody had actually seen one up close and personal. Until now. Over on BlackBerry’s YouTube channel, there’s an interesting video comparing the PlayBook’s webpage rendering speed and accuracy … Read More

Oliver HaslamBlackBerry shows off PlayBook Outmuscles Apple iPad [Comparison Video]

RIM (RIMM) BlackBerry PlayBook To Be Priced Under $500?

BlackBerry PlayBook

RIM (NASDAQ:RIMM) saw its share price rise on the back of some promising news about the expected retail price of its upcoming iPad competitor, the BlackBerry PlayBook. CEO Jim Balsillie claims the 7″ tablet will sell for ‘under $500′, Bloomberg’s Businessweek reported yesterday. Expected to be released in the first quarter of 2011, PlayBook is being touted as the first business … Read More

Oliver HaslamRIM (RIMM) BlackBerry PlayBook To Be Priced Under $500?

BlackBerry PlayBook 64GB model and 5,300mAh battery confirmed

blackberry playbook specs

RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie gave in some more details on the smartphone giant’s upcoming tablet at Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (or GITEX) this week, and one in particular caught everyone’s eye. Ever since RIM announced it was entering into the tablet market (is it really a market when there’s only one real device out there?) the lack of any mention … Read More

Oliver HaslamBlackBerry PlayBook 64GB model and 5,300mAh battery confirmed

Is BlackBerry PlayBook the real Apple iPad Killer? [Comparison]

iPad PlayBook Tablet Comparison Chart

There have been a wealth of articles, and pretty comparison tables produced recently in most major publications to show us just how the upcoming crop of “iPad Killers” will shape up against their nemesis. Breaking them down the differences between the Apple iPad, Samsung’s Tab, Dell’s Streak and the BlackBerry PlayBook (I’ll come back to that name in a while) … Read More

Stephen NorthcottIs BlackBerry PlayBook the real Apple iPad Killer? [Comparison]

RIM Announces BlackBerry PlayBook, Targets Business Users

BlackBerry PlayBook

BlackBerry DevCon is going on right now in San Francisco and the smartphone manufacturer just dropped the biggest bombshell of all – it’s entering the tablet market with what the Canadian firm is calling the BlackBerry PlayBook. We knew it was coming, but the BlackBerry BlackPad has been announced and now it’s got an even worse name – PlayBook! BlackBerry PlayBook … Read More

Oliver HaslamRIM Announces BlackBerry PlayBook, Targets Business Users