Apr 28, 2011 News
Tungle, the Canada based social calendar company, has been acquired by makers of BlackBerry – Research In Motion (RIM) for an undisclosed amount. Tungle’s website has announced that the entire Tungle team is joining the ranks of RIM.
“By working with Tungle to add cloud-based, cross-platform calendar capabilities to the BlackBerry platform we can further enrich our customers’ experience with BlackBerry and continue to help them get things done,” says Tom Goguen, RIM’s VP of collaboration and social networking.
The basic service of Tungle is free, but for companies who want a brand experience, their service costs are $4.99 a month or $49.99 a year.
Image Courtesy: Tungle.me
Apr 20, 2011 Uncategorized
Research in Motion recently released BlackBerry PlayBook. In our series of comparing BlackBerry PlayBook price and specs with other available Tablets in the market, this time we compare BlackBerry PlayBook specs with Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 specs.
- Operating System- RIM’s PlayBook uses BlackBerry Tablet OS whereas Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 uses Tablet specific Android OS, v3.0 (Honeycomb). There is not much to choose between the operating systems of both devices, and it generally depends on the user preferences.
- Processor- There is little to choose between the two, a few minor differences here and there, RIM’s BlackBerry Playbook and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab as both use 1GHz Dual Core processor.
- Form Factor- Both, BlackBerry Playbook and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 are nicely designed and look very attractive.
- Display- BlackBerry Playbook with 7-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen, resolution- 600 x 1024 pixels is smaller in size and also in resolution when compared to Samsung’s Galaxy Tab’s 10.1-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen, resolution of 800 x 1280 pixels.
- Memory- BlackBerry PlayBook and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 are similar in memory storage as both Tablets offer 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB of onboard storage and both come ready with 1 GB of RAM. The only difference being the MicroSD card support (upto 32GB) available in Galaxy Tab.
- Camera- BlackBerry Playbook features a 5 MP rear camera and 3 MP front camera with autofocus facility whereas Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 features 8MP rear and 2MP front camera with autofocus, LED flash and geo-tagging facility. Clearly, Galaxy Tab gets ahead in the camera features.
|Platform||BB Tablet OS (QNX)||Android 3.0|
|Processor||1GHz dual-core||1GHz dual-core|
|Memory||1 GB RAM||1 GB RAM|
|Storage||16GB , 32GB, and 64 GB||16GB , 32GB and 64 GB|
|Front Camera||3 MP||2 MP|
|Rear Camera||5 MP||8 MP|
|Dimensions||5.1×7.6×0.4 inches||9.69×6.71×0.43 inches|
|Weight||0.9 lbs.||1.32 lbs|
|Price||$499- $699||$499- $699|
Industry experts will provide with first-hand advice and an in-depth view of BlackBerry products and services. It will feature keynotes from some of today’s leading mobile thinkers, over 100 breakout sessions, Hands-on Labs, BlackBerry training, certification opportunities and more.
The conference attendees will also have the opportunity to have valuable hand-on experience with the latest BlackBerry products like the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.
Apr 19, 2011 Uncategorized
On the eve of BlackBerry PlayBook hitting shelves in United States and Canada, we did a quick comparison of PlayBook specs with iPad 2 specs. Here’s our feature wise comparison of RIM’s PlayBook with Apple’s iPad 2. Scroll down and decide yourself!
|Apple iPad 2 Vs BlackBerry PlayBook|
|Platform||iOS 4.3||BB Tablet OS (QNX|
|Processor||1GHz dual core A5||1GHz dual-core|
|Memory||Not Specified||1 GB RAM|
|Storage||16GB, 32GB, 64GB||16GB , 32GB, 64GB|
|Front Camera||VGA for FaceTime and Photo Booth||3 MP|
|Rear Camera||720p HD/5x digital zoom video||5 MP|
|Battery Life||10 h||Not Specified|
|Dimensions||9.5 x7.31×0.34 inches||5.1×7.6×0.4 inches|
|Weight||1.33 lbs||0.9 lbs.|
To find how BlackBerry PlayBook stacks up against iPad 2, Samsung Galaxy Tab and other Tablet devices in the competition, you can view this presentation from [x]cubeLabs-
Apr 19, 2011 News
RIM’s PlayBook will hit store shelves in US and Canada on Tuesday. The PlayBook was touted as RIM’s response to Apple’s iPad. According to reports, around 20,000 stores across the US and Canada will sell PlayBook.
Experts say that RIM is banking heavily on the success of PlayBook and is desperately hoping to win customers with its latest Tablet. Pre-order figures from retailers do indicate pent-up demand for the device. However, the latest device has been welcomed with some harsh reviews.
The BlackBerry PlayBook is priced at at $499, $599 and $699 for 16GB, 32GB or 64GB models respectively.