Again, not exactly a bombshell here, but a day after the 4G version of RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook was “confirmed” over a hearty breakfast at BlackBerry World, the company’s CEO let it be known that the tablet is, in fact, on the way. According to Thorsten Heins, the 4G PlayBook is due out before year’s end — though, for the record, he never specifically mentioned LTE. More details, surely, will be arriving soon.
Looking to get your goods on a BlackBerry smartphone or tablet now that the new OS has been shown off? If so, you’re in luck. Mippin, the app creation platform, has announced that it will power the BlackBerry App Generator — transforming content into full-blown apps for BlackBerry smartphones and PlayBook tablets. In a matter of minutes, users will be able to use their info, photos and what not to build applications without bothering with registration or submission fees. Software created via the generator can be fully integrated with BBM for sharing and other social experiences with fellow BlackBerry users. Martyn Mallick, VP Global Alliances and Business Development at RIM noted, “With the launch of BlackBerry App Generator Mippin and RIM are tearing down the barriers and finding new ways to encourage content publishers to create apps.” Currently, applications can only be created for devices running BlackBerry 5 OS and higher. Don’t fret, though, the outfit says support for BB10 will be on the way in no time.
Back in 2008, a nifty little box of tricks elbowed its way onto the market — the Tonium Pacemaker. A gadget about the size of an OG PSP, with a complete DJ set-up hidden inside. It was a brave idea, and one that was fondly received. A few years down the line, mixed with a sprinkling of business politics, and sadly the Pacemaker’s time on stage would come to an end. Like all good performances though, the show wasn’t completely over. In true musical fashion its back for an encore, reinvented and more importantly — right now at least — in our hands. We spent sometime with the reincarnated Pacemaker DJ app, to see what life is like after hardware.
The 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook: now part of a complete Canadian breakfast. No huge shocker that we’re finally seeing the much-discussed and long awaited new version of RIM’s business-friendly tablet — though the slate did leak out a bit earlier than expected. Canadian Review claims to have gotten confirmation device ahead of today’s keynote. The new PlayBook is said to be rocking a 1.5Ghz dual-core processor and NFC. From the outside though, it should be difficult to distinguish the old from the new.
To the surprise of no one, Angry Birds Space has ballooned into a casual gaming phenomenon — a feat that Rovio has somehow managed without the aid of a BlackBerry PlayBook audience. RIM announced today, however, that fans of its deeply discounted tablet can now hop on board the train to space pig payback, for the low, low price of $3, that is, unless you’re saving up for that 4G version we’ve been hearing about…