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Blackberry Playbook Keypad Set to Arrive in Stores in March 23

Written on March 11, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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Official Blackberry Playbook Keypad, starts shipping March 23, will retail for $120

At last, the Blackberry Playbook, will now have it’s official keypad and it called the Mini Keyboard.

The Mini Keyboard is designed for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet and enables the user to Write emails, edit documents and surf the web, complete with left and right mouse clicks, just like a desktop and laptop computer. It also comes with convertible case, that lets you easily carry your PlayBook and keyboard together.

According to sources, it will start shipping on March 23 and will retail for $120. We still have to hear an official announcement from RIM, regarding the price and availability of the Mini Keyboard. It seems that you can already pre-order this new product from the online store, The Source.

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Angry Birds coming soon for PlayBook

Written on May 03, 2011 by R. Cruise

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The BlackBerry PlayBook may be plugged as a “strictly for business” tablet, but it seem that the “serious” PC tab might be getting some fun after all.

Shortly after Facebook and video chat apps for the BlackBerry PlayBook has been announced, RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis confirmed today that Rovio’s Angry Birds will be also be available for the PlayBook this summer.

The hugely popular (and addicting) Angry Birds game, according to Reuters “has become something of a rite-of-passage for mobile devices, having topped the charts for both iOS and Android among others.”

Whether Rovio will be charging for the app for PlayBook or not, has not been announced yet.

Meanwhile, RIM also announced the BB Bold 9900/9930, the company’s “thinnest smartphone yet”, also to be available this year.

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Facebook & Video Chat for BB Playbook Coming This Month

Written on May 03, 2011 by R. Cruise

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BlackBerry PlayBook users can now stay even more connected with Facebook and video chat apps, coming in next to no time for the new tablet.

RIM just announced that a native Facebook app and a video chat app will be available this month for the company’s newly launched tablet, the BlackBerry Playbook.

The Facebook app will offer all the features of the usual Facebook for mobile, like viewing and adding friends, managing friend requests, browsing through profiles and interacting with wall posts and photos. News feed management, interaction and chat will also be included.

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BlackBerry PlayBook Finally Lands in US and Canada

Written on April 19, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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BlackBerry PlayBook debuts with 16GB, 32GB and 64GB options (including software issues) at the US and Canadian stores.

The BlackBerry PlayBook has finally landed! In what seems to be an eternity of waiting, the updated, dual-core powered BlackBerry tablet has finally hit US and Canadian electronic stores. The tablet has three versions, the 16GB model which costs $500, 32GB for $600, and the 64GB for $700.

There are certain issues you need to know first though before buying. Apparently some basic apps are not yet available such as e-mail and calendar. The device is also not yet compatible with Android apps. And finally, the PlayBook’s performance tends to depend on its BlackBerry phone counterpart.

Check out the general specs and features of the BlackBerry PlayBook after the break.

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Order the BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet for $499

Written on March 22, 2011 by R. Cruise

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Officially today, RIM opens up to pre-orders for the BlackBerry PlayBook in three different versions, starting from $499.99.

The Playbook measures 7 inches, making it smaller (and lighter) than the iPad, and a little bigger than Samsung Galaxy. It has a 1024×600 WSVGA capacitive LCD touch screen, a 1 GHz dual-core CPU, 1 GB of RAM memory, a 1080p HDMI output, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It also has two cameras: a 5-megapixel camera on the back, and a 3-megapixel one on the front for video chats.

For $499.99, buyers will get the tablet’s16 GB version, while the 32 GB and 64 GB varieties are available at $599.99 and $699.99, respectively.

The BlackBerry PlayBook is scheduled to be available on April 19.

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Top 10 Gadgets at CES 2011

Written on January 10, 2011 by Adam Eve

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The end of CES 2011 established four trends: smart appliances, 3D TVs, tablets and Internet TVs. And though there are 2,600 exhibitors in the event, Gadg managed to make a list of top 10 gadgets at CES 2011.

Though CES 2011 just ended, the biggest tech exhibit in Las Vegas was able to establish four trends: tablets, 3D TVs, Internet televisions and “smart” appliances. The trade show attracted over 120,000 attendees who came to see the latest and greatest devices from 2,600 exhibitors. Though it is impossible to see an individual anywhere near all of the products at CES 2011, here is Gadg’s list of the best devices found at the event.

Check out the full list after the skip.

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RIM Unveils the Great Playbook

Written on September 28, 2010 by R. Cruise

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"Every successful professional has a great PlayBook." ---Mike Lazaridis, BlackBerry Developer conference, San Francisco

Research in Motion presented to the public the PlayBook, the newest offering from the BlackBerry maker. It is a fearless presentation knowing the dominance of Apple in the tablet market.

Mike Lazaridis, co-chief executive of RIM, said that behind every successful professional is a the great gadget. The PlayBook comes with 7-inch screen, Flash-capable video, Wi-Fi, GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, HDMI video output, Bluetooth and a front and rear high-definition camera. The dimension are 9.7 millimeters, and weighs 0.9 pounds.

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