RIM slowing BlackBerry PlayBook production following poor sales of iPad rival

BlackBerry PlayBook manufacturers RIM are reportedly slowing production of their iPad-rivalling tablet device, following a poor second-qaurter earnings report. Component and OEM trackers DigiTimes are reporting that RIM's production partners Quanta are laying off as many as 1,000 workers,…

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BlackBerry PlayBook shipping without native email, messaging and contacts apps

A leaked RIM document has revealed that the company's forthcoming iPad rival, the BlackBerry PlayBook will ship without native app support for email, contacts and messaging. Instead, users will have to pair the tablet with a BlackBerry smartphone via Bluetooth…

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Gerald LynchBlackBerry PlayBook shipping without native email, messaging and contacts apps