We let you know yesterday that the BlackBerry PlayBook had been rooted, and, today we’ve got a video of a rooted BlackBerry PlayBook in action.
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Word on the street is that Research in Motion is offering the 16 GB BlackBerry PlayBook to its employees for just $100.
Each employee is eligible to snag up to 5 devices, so, if you know someone who works for RIM and you want to get an credibly cheap tablet, you may want to hit them up for a favor…
Long time hacker/developer Chris Wade, via his Twitter account, confrimed that he has rooted the BlackBerry PlayBook and will be releasing an installer within a week.
So I can confirm the playbook has been rooted and I will be releasing an installer for it i a week,
@saurik maybe you do a cydia port ? 🙂
Rooting, commonly referred to as jailbreaking on iOS devices, essentially allows one to gain elevated superuser “root access” privelages allowing you to use the device in ways not intended by the manufacturer.
We just heard that Research in Motion is selling the BlackBerry PlayBook at the reduced holiday prices direct to customers.
At the time of this post, however, http://store.shopblackberry.com is down, presumably due to the site being overloaded from all the people trying to pick up the PlayBook. We wondered if the BlackBerry PlayBook, even at $199, would be worth it. From the speed at which retailers are selling out of the device at this price, I would say that ideed, it is…
Episode #93 of the SMRpodcast, I Guess I Will Be Eating Ham, has been recorded, posted online, and is ready for download. This week we welcome special guest Allison Sheridan from the NosillaCast podcast back to the show. In this episode we talk Kindle Fire which is selling like hot cakes, although, reviews have been a bit less than stellar. To compete with the sub $200 price tag, Research in Motion, for a limited time, has dropped the price on the BlackBerry PlayBook to $199. We also talk a bit about the HTC Titan.
- Recorded: November 22nd, 2011
- Published: November 23rd, 2011
- Duration: 01hr 11min 00sec
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We figured that with the release of the Kindle Fire RIM would drop the price of the BlackBerry PlayBook, and, for a limited time, you can pick up a BlackBerry PlayBook for $199, a full $300 less than the regular selling price.
The big question, however, is if the BlackBerry PlayBook is worth it at even $199?
With all of the trouble Research in Motion has been going through over the last two years, the one area that the company has been able to hang their hat was in the corporate mobile workforce. The latest iPass Global Mobile Workforce Report , however, shows that the BlackBerry no longer reigns as the top smartphone used by business users and that the iPhone is now king of the hill.
Episode #92 of the SMRpodcast, A Rick Perry Moment, is online and ready for download. This week, after a brief hiatus, Brent Harmon returns to the show with, not one, but, two new Android devices, the Droid RAZR and the Droid Rezound.
We also talk a lot about the Kindle Fire, the BlackBerry London, and ponder if RIM should drop the price of the BlackBerry PlayBook to $99.
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