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BlackBerry PlayBook coming to Australia – 20 June, starts at $579

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The much-anticipated (for every BlackBerry fan) BlackBerry PlayBook is now heading to Australian shores, with the company announcing that the tablet will hit store shelves on Monday June 20, and the pricepoints for the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions. The carrier has also announced that the tablet will be available on all three major carriers – Optus, Telstra and Vodafone – and will be sold as well at Harvey Norman. […]

TECHGEEK Weekly 41: Copyright THIS!

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Image: Fertala/Flickr (Creative Commons) New Zealand is about to get a three-strikes law that remains very controversial, in how it got passed and what’s in the law. The TECHGEEK Weekly Podcast discuss the impact it has, while also discussing about Android’s latest security flaw and the BlackBerry Playbook. Meanwhile, it looks like one post on our site is about to be a cause in an all-out staff rivalry – I’ll […]

TECHGEEK Weekly 38: That’ll be $78 Trillion, please

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James Wilson, holding his new partner at the iPad 2 Launch (Image: Stewart Wilson/TECHGEEK.com.au) Despite the fact that Tom, James and Stewart aren’t on, the TECHGEEK Weekly Podcast still lives on, and we discuss the launch of the iPad 2, talk about the BlackBerry Playbook to come with Android applications and the fact that Duke Nukem Forever is delayed (again!). We also find out that Tom, James and Stewart really […]

BlackBerry PlayBook gets price in US – $499 for 16GB

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The PlayBook, the tablet that RIM is hoping to stand a chance against the iPad, has now revealed the prices that the tablet will be sold at, as well as the stores in both the United States and Canada who will be offering the PlayBook. The tablet will be sold for $499 for the 16GB model, while the 32GB and 64GB models will be sold for $599 and $699 respectively. […]

TECHGEEK Weekly 30: Death by SMS

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Wow. We’ve reached 30 episodes – who knew from the beginning we would actually have reached this far. Anyway, we discuss the IPv4 running out of addresses, the new PSP2 by Sony and the Egypt Internet Blackout. We also find out that we are really good at debating points of view, so you may find this episode to be longer than what we usually have our podcasts Sorry if we […]

RIM 2011 product lineup leaked: Sedona, Montana, Monaco and Malibu coming later in year

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BlackBerry’s entire smartphone lineup for this year has been leaked onto the web by CrackBerry, giving us a glimpse at the phones that RIM – the parent company – is expected to release during 2011, and possibly into the first quarter of next year. The company is expected to release the BlackBerry Playbook in Q2 of 2011, and we already know that specifications for that. However, it also plans to […]

BlackBerry PlayBook gets US Release Date and US Carrier

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RIM has just found a home for their new tablet, the PlayBook. At least, in North America. The BlackBerry 4G PlayBook will be having a play-date with Sprint’s networks “this summer.” It’s exclusive to carrier and will be “4G”. At least this means they might be fixing the battery life, or at least getting somewhere. Australian details are yet to be revealed and the device will most likely not be 4G here. For […]

RIM: Playbook will be below US$500

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BlackBerry fans rejoice! The PlayBook won’t be as expensive as you might have thought. RIM has publicly announced that the tablet will be sold under US$500, which would make it in the same price range as its nearest rivals, the Apple iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab. The US$500 pricetag is nice to hear – especially when the PlayBook will only have Wi-Fi connectivity initially. However, will it make a difference […]

BlackBerry 7″ Tablet announced at Developer Conference

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BlackBerry has just announced a 7″ tablet called the PlayBook at their 2010 BlackBerry Developer Conference. Engadget is reporting that the device has 1080p HDMI support, USB ports, 1GHz dual-core processors with symmetric multiprocessing, 1GB of RAM. and can be paired with the BlackBerry Torch.