Despite what BlackBerry has revealed regarding strong sales, the BlackBerry Z10 seems to be getting price cuts from various carriers across Europe which is thought to be a move to increase low sales. UK retailer, Carphone Warehouse has reduced their monthly fee from 36 euros per month to 29 euros per month with a 29 euro up-front cost which is a cut of about 160 euros. Vodafone has lowered their pricing of the BlackBerry Z10 to about 33 euros per month, which is a cut of about 72 euro in total. The BlackBerry Z10 will go on sale in the US later this month and the high pricetag has been scrutinized by critics.
Troubled BlackBerry makes RIM is still in news, this time because omages of 10-inch BlackBerry PlayBook has surfaced on a Vietnamese website. The BlackBerry roadmap that leaked also mentioned a 10-inch BlackBerry PlayBook scheduled for Q3 2013. It is supposed to take on the iPad, if it ever makes it to the market.
Supposedly the 10-inch PlayBook will come with a SIM card slot at the back that would support 3G/HSPA+ and 4G networks. This, might just be a prototype and the model may have been cancelled, only time will tell.
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Yes, even though the tablet from BlackBerry may not be the best choice in the market, it is proving to be an interesting one – thanks to the QNX technology used the PlayBook it already had the ability to run certain re-packaged Android apps and the variety of Android apps for PlayBook were only increasing. Well, guess what the PlayBook can also run native iOS apps – yes, you read it right! Read more
While I was penning down my thoughts on this subject, I did really feel very sorry and helpless as I am one of the millions of BlackBerry users and also a Research in Motion fan at heart; though I will be fooling myself if I say that all is well at RIM, it’s anything but well. Today RIM came out with it’s quarterly results and they were nothing but unexciting.RIM reported revenues of $4.2 billion which is 19 percent down from the previous quarter. The GAAP net loss is $125 million while BlackBerry device shipments were down 21 percent to 11.1 million units. 500,000 PlayBook units were sold this quarter. Read more
Rejoice thou BlackBerry PlayBook owners ! RIM has given you all a reason to smile, RIM confirmed that PlayBook will get an update to BlackBerry 10, which currently runs OS 2.0. Rob Orr, Vice President of Product Management at Research in Motion recently said “We’ve said publicly a number of times that our first BB10 handset will be available towards the end of 2012, and that’s still firmly the case. At some point after the launch we’ll bring BB10 to our PlayBook, yes”.
The OS10 is expected to change the way BlackBerry devices are used, and bring about the much needed leap and refresh, we hope it does live upto the hype. But, certainly nice of RIM to think of the thousands of PlayBook owners and kept them as a priority even in their future plans.
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