In a recent arbitration decision, Qualcomm was forced to refund $814.9 million to BlackBerry for royalties it collected on smartphones that never got sold.
BlackBerry signed a license agreement with Qualcomm in 2010, allowing Qualcomm to collect royalties in advance on Blackberry smartphones which utilized Qualcomm technologies. BlackBerry has since then pulled out of the smartphone market due to massive losses, which meant that it did not meet the expected sales numbers.
Despite the original contract stating that the deal is non-refundable, the arbitrator decided that BlackBerry should be refunded for royalty paid on unsold smartphones. Qualcomm expressed [...]
Oh how the mighty have fallen. Years ago practically everyone had a BlackBerry device from the general consumer all the way to the state department. These days however, nobody has one. It’s definitely an understatement to say they missed the smartphone and tablet boat years ago and when the time came to right the ship, it was simply too little too late.
As such, it’s no surprise that BlackBerry CEO John Chen announced at their latest earnings call that BlackBerry will no longer develop hardware and instead outsource all hardware development to third parties.
BlackBerry will focus on providing state of the art, security and device [...]
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Tablets are now all the rage and companies left and right are releasing their own kinds to get in on the booming business. Prior to the release of the Kindle Fire, there had been many other tablets on the market such as the ASUS Transformer, the Blackberry Playbook, the now discontinued HP Touchpad, as well as the iPad 2 which we all know and love. However, there is a problem – each of these products were expensive, and the iPad 2’s exclusive iOS operating system and its huge number of apps seemed to keep coming out top.
Enter the Amazon Kindle Fire. A sleek, gorgeous, seven-inch tablet built by the largest online retailer in America. Yes, [...]
Well, in the past few weeks we’ve seen the BlackBerry Playbook sell for as low as $199 from many retailers out there, but today’s development is a bit strange. BlackBerry has decided to mark down every Blackberry Playbook to $299 which means that the 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB edition will all be priced at $299.
Obviously, you’ll want to buy the 64GB edition since that presents you with the best deal, but if you’ve got boss status, you’ll go and pick up the 16GB just to be unique. Interested? Hop on over to the BlackBerry store now!
In case you missed the Black Friday sale, Best Buy is currently offering the 16gb BlackBerry Playbook for $199.99. Of course, if you remember, Sprint is also going to be running this sale after Christmas as well so you’ll have plenty of chances to pick one up.
16gb BlackBerry Playbook – $199.99 32gb BlackBerry Playbook – $249.99 64gb BlackBerry Playbook – $399.99
Looks like another PR win for Amazon. They’ve recently announced that they’ve sold 1 million Kindles per week for 3 STRAIGHT WEEKS. That’s pretty damn impressive I must say and I can’t say I didn’t expect it. The leader of the pack, the Kindle Fire is an amazing device. Purpose built and well executed.
Congratulations, Amazon. Bring out the champagne because you deserved this one.
If you haven’t gotten your Kindle yet, join the party! It’s the most gifted, the most wished for and the most purchased item on Amazon so you can’t go wrong!
If you haven’t checked it out yet, take a look at our BlackBerry [...]
Missed black friday? Need a second chance?
It’s your lucky day because Sprint is having an after Christmas sale with BlackBerry Playbooks at $199.99! These will be available for purchase from 12/26/11 – 1/7/12 so don’t miss out!
Also, be sure to check out our Blackberry Playbook vs Amazon Kindle Fire comparison.
Anyone going to pick one of these badboys up? Comment below!
So after I posted the video on the Blackberry Playbook vs the Amazon Kindle Fire I did a bit of browsing and I found this really sweet article off lilputing which teaches us how to install the beta version of OS 2.0.
For those who don’t know, Playbook OS v2.0 will include a lot of the features that SHOULD’VE been included upon release of the Blackberry Playbook such as a native e-mail client for starters and a whole lot more. Anyway, this update should make your Blackberry Playbook a whole lot functional. Plus, updating to OS v2.0 is pretty simple so why not?
Anyway, here’s the directions from lilputing. I’ve adapted them a bit here, but [...]
So I had both the Kindle Fire and the Blackberry Playbook sitting around so I decided to do a comparison of the two devices. Really informal comparison for information only.
What do you guys think? Which tablet do you like? Comment below.
Both the Blackberry Playbook and the Amazon Kindle Fire are available on Amazon.