BlackBerry Tablet OS 18.104.22.16870 for the BlackBerry PlayBook has been released and is now available for download. This version comes just one day after Tablet OS 22.214.171.12450 was pulled after being available for just hours because of BlackBerry Bridge connection issues.
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It comes as no surprise that you would start to see RIM employees resign after company executives announced, back on RIM’s Q2 Fiscal 2012 earnings call, that they would “streamline operations” by eliminating jobs and reallocating resources to high-growth projects like the BlackBerry PlayBook. It doesn’t, however, look all that good when high profile employees like Ryan Bidan, Sr. Product Manager for BlackBerry PlayBook, who work in the one specific area RIM mentioned they would reallocate resources to, not only resign, but head directly to a competitor in the tablet space like Samsung to become their new Director of Product Marketing.
Research in Motion has ceased downloads of BlackBerry Tablet OS 126.96.36.19950 for the BlackBerry PlayBook because of reported connectivity issues with BlackBerry Bridge, which, was recently updated to v188.8.131.52. According to the official @BlackBerry Twitter account, RIM expects to release an update with a fix later this week.
Foursquare for BlackBerry v3.0, just an alpha release last week, is now available and ready for download. BlackBerry Messenger integration, however, has been removed from the official release. According to the Foursquare blog finishing touches are still being put on BBM integration, so, Foursquare for BlackBerry v3.0 was released without it so that the Foursquare team could get all the other Foursquare for BlackBerry v3.0 features in your hands as soon as possible.
BGR was the first big time blog to post on RBC Capital Markets Managing Director Mike Abramsky’s reiteration of an an OTR Global report stating that Research in Motion may be planning to discontinue the Wi-Fi only version of the BlackBerry PlayBook. From the official @BlackBerry Twitter account, RIM replied to BGR’s Tweet announcing said post.
@BGR -> RIM to discontinue BlackBerry PlayBook? http://goo.gl/fb/rO0Zn
18 hours ago
@BlackBerry -> @BGR Pure fiction. No plan to discontinue. In fact, WiFi PlayBook is launching in new countries practically every week.
I wonder what RIM tweet to the analysts?
We knew that after BlackBerry Bridge 184.108.40.206 was released in BlackBerry App World an updated OS for the BlackBerry PlayBook was imminent. With that being said, the roll out of BlackBerry Tablet OS v220.127.116.1150 has begun. The new BlackBerry PlayBook OS doesn’t appear to be available to all just yet, but, it is just a matter of time before it will be.
BlackBerry Bridge has been updated to v18.104.22.168 and is now available in BlackBerry App World. Rumors that the next version of the BlackBerry Tablet Os for the BlackBerry PlayBook would be released soon have been floating around for several days now, and, and it appears that an update is now imminent.
According to the results from a recent ChangeWave survey on Mobile Operating System Preferences of mostly North American respondents, the BlackBerry has hit its lowest level ever with just 4%of consumers planing to get a new smartphone within the next 90 days preferring to get a BlackBerry. Comparatively speaking, 48% of respondents planning to get a new smartphone in the next 90 days said they prefer to get an iPhone.
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In a note to investors earlier this afternoon, RBC Capital Markets Managing Director Mike Abramsky reiterated an OTR Global report that Research In Motion may be planning to halt production of the Wi-Fi only BlackBerry PlayBook. Even though half a million PlayBooks shipped during its first quarter, RIM warned that it wasn’t going to sell as many tablets in the coming quarters as it had originally projected. Abramsky sees a stoppage of production as an adjustment for existing inventory while RIM continues plans to deliver wireless BlackBerry PlayBook devices before years end.
If you are one of those folks who is constantly going to concerts, plays, comedy shows and other events that require tickets we’d like to inform you that Ticketmaster for BlackBerry v2.0 is now available in BlackBerry Beta Zone. This new version has been completely redesigned from the ground up now providing your with great search capabilities and an easy to purchasing features designed specifically for BlackBerry devices.