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When will Android apps finally run on BlackBerry PlayBook?

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There's just one sign after another that Research in Motion rushed its tablet to market, hoping to strike the pan while it was still hot. The PlayBook came roaring out of the gates with all kinds of promises, only for us to learn that these promises aren't exactly being fulfilled at time of launch. Like being able to run Android apps. Well, that's almost here we think.

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BlackBerry Touch to Replace BlackBerry Storm

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Wait. Isn't that the same thing? That's what I was thinking when I first heard that notion, but I guess RIM is trying to distance itself from the less than hugely successful Storm line. The new BlackBerry Touch -- codenamed BlackBerry Monaco for Verizon and BlackBerry Monza for GSM -- is set to make its official debut next month.

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Research in Motion planning on expanding beyond smartphones

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In case you couldn't already figure it out from the company's tablet ambitions with the BlackBerry PlayBook, Research in Motion has effectively put out a formal statement saying that the company is interested in doing more than just smartphones; they want to extend the focus "to mobile PCs and solutions through offering tablet PCs and much more application progrms."

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BlackBerry Balance helps to split life away from work

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In addition to the new smartphones joining the BlackBerry lineup, Research in Motion also revealed some new features for its devices too. One of the most notable is something called BlackBerry Balance. No, the goal is not to help you balance your finances. Instead, it's meant to help you better achieve a life-work balance.

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Balsillie guarantees PlayBook to be under $500

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Some people might say that Research in Motion is a little late to the tablet party if it can't release the PlayBook in time for the holidays. I don't think that's true. If it's a compelling product and it's marketed correctly, it could be a hit. It helps if the price is right too.

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RIM has succomb: BlackBerry servers headed for Saudi Arabia

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The unveiling of the BlackBerry Torch with an abysmal display has really been overshadowed by Research in Motion's woes in the Middle East and other countries. As you may have heard, the BlackBerry ban on service is happening in a number of nations who have already banned, or are in the process banning the Canadian-made messenger device. In an effort to get back in, RIM is apparently installing new servers.

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