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Unable to integrate a Yahoo! Mail account on your BlackBerry? Try these fixes!

Having issues with being able to integrate your Yahoo mail on your BlackBerry? You're not alone. The issue has arisen for plenty of folks in the CrackBerry Forums recently due to some changes made at Yahoo. Unfortunately, there is a multitude of reasons an email address can't be added....
Should BlackBerry be considering another tablet?

Should BlackBerry consider releasing a new tablet?

It never seems to fail. Any time you stick BlackBerry CEO John Chen in a room with the media someone is going to ask about a BlackBerry tablet and, no surprise, it has happened again. This time around it was CNET who asked the question whether or not BlackBerry was working on a tablet during the...
BlackBerry PlayBok

Want a cheap tablet? Pick up the BlackBerry PlayBook at a silly price from ebay

For many of us the BlackBerry PlayBook is a thing of the past. Sure, I still have mine, but I'll be honest and say that these days I very rarely switch it on. The PlayBook itself is still, in my eyes, a great tablet - it's just with no ongoing support from BlackBerry it is I'm afraid a dying...
Grab a BlackBerry PlayBook for $69.99 today only from eBay

Grab a BlackBerry PlayBook for $69.99 today only from eBay

If you're looking for BlackBerry PlayBook, then we have a deal for you. Ebay is currently selling the 16GB version of the PlayBook for just $69.99. That's a sharp discount from its normal price of $499.99. This price is about $32 less than what is listed for the 16GB PlayBook on Amazon right...
BlackBerry PlayBook 10 Concept

From the forums: The BlackBerry PlayBook 10 concept and this one looks a real beauty

Currently, as far as we know, another PlayBook isn't on the cards anytime soon for BlackBerry. That doesn't stop our CrackBerry forum members from wanting a new and improved BlackBerry 10 tablet though. Andreas Kimishis1 has come up with yet another concept and I must say that it looks...
CascaRun Sports Tracker

CascaRun Sports Tracker Pro hits the BlackBerry PlayBook

We posted recently that CascaRun Sports Tracker had been updated for BlackBerry 10 smartphones and with the update brought a free version so folk could experience the app before committing to the paid edition. The Pro edition is now also available for the BlackBerry PlayBook. Now clearly you...
BlackBerry PlayBook Graveyard

CrackBerry Mailbag: The Death of the PlayBook

Following yesterday's BlackBerry PlayBook update and subsequent recognition that this is the last OS update the BlackBerry PlayBook will ever see, the community has been pretty vocal. Looking back at the history of the PlayBook, it really is a sad story. So much potential, but instead we're left...
BlackBerry PlayBook

BlackBerry PlayBook OS support officially ends this April

There's a depressing saying that goes something like, "Everybody dies twice. The first time when you stop breathing, and the second time when somebody mentions your name for the last time." In the case of the BlackBerry PlayBook, the first death came when BlackBerry made it clear they would not...

BlackBerry PlayBook updated to OS 2.1.0.1917

A while back we let you all know that BlackBerry was still actively doing development on the BlackBerry PlayBook OS and for those of you who might have missed it in the forums, a new OS update is now available for download. Noted as OS 2.1.0.1917, this release doesn't bring any huge changes along...
BlackBerry PlayBook

60% of BlackBerry PlayBook owners are still perfectly happy using their tablets

A short while ago we ran a poll asking if you still use your BlackBerry PlayBook. To be honest - I wasn't feeling overly positive about the results bearing in mind that the BlackBerry tablet was first released in 2011 - which seems an age away now.  I'll be honest and say that I still use my...

BlackBerry still actively working on PlayBook OS updates, Bridge update now available

If you've been wondering whether or not BlackBerry was still actively working on PlayBook OS updates, it seems there's enough information out there to say they are indeed. Although there's no sign of when or even if it will be rolled out, they've now got OS version 2.1.0.1895 certified and right...

What features would your ultimate BlackBerry PlayBook 2 have?

Cruising through the forums today, I came across this post from TheJelen with an interesting BlackBerry PlayBook 2 design. The concept here is a big ol' beast packing plenty of processing power, more than enough RAM, a huge battery and a 10" screen. It would of course be running BlackBerry 10 as...

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Oct 20, 2016 Unable to integrate a Yahoo! Mail account on your BlackBerry? Try these fixes!
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Having issues with being able to integrate your Yahoo mail on your BlackBerry? You're not alone. The issue has arisen for plenty of folks in the CrackBerry Forums recently due to some changes made at Yahoo. Unfortunately, there is a multitude of reasons an email address can't be added.... Continue Reading →
Mar 03, 2015 Should BlackBerry consider releasing a new tablet?
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It never seems to fail. Any time you stick BlackBerry CEO John Chen in a room with the media someone is going to ask about a BlackBerry tablet and, no surprise, it has happened again. This time around it was CNET who asked the question whether or not BlackBerry was working on a tablet during the... Continue Reading →
Aug 22, 2014 Want a cheap tablet? Pick up the BlackBerry PlayBook at a silly price from ebay
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For many of us the BlackBerry PlayBook is a thing of the past. Sure, I still have mine, but I'll be honest and say that these days I very rarely switch it on. The PlayBook itself is still, in my eyes, a great tablet - it's just with no ongoing support from BlackBerry it is I'm afraid a dying... Continue Reading →
Jun 30, 2014 Grab a BlackBerry PlayBook for $69.99 today only from eBay
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If you're looking for BlackBerry PlayBook, then we have a deal for you. Ebay is currently selling the 16GB version of the PlayBook for just $69.99. That's a sharp discount from its normal price of $499.99. Continue Reading →
May 23, 2014 From the forums: The BlackBerry PlayBook 10 concept and this one looks a real beauty
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Currently, as far as we know, another PlayBook isn't on the cards anytime soon for BlackBerry. That doesn't stop our CrackBerry forum members from wanting a new and improved BlackBerry 10 tablet though. Andreas Kimishis1 has come up with yet another concept and I must say that it looks glorious... Continue Reading →
May 16, 2014 CascaRun Sports Tracker Pro hits the BlackBerry PlayBook
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We posted recently that CascaRun Sports Tracker had been updated for BlackBerry 10 smartphones and with the update brought a free version so folk could experience the app before committing to the paid edition. Continue Reading →
Apr 01, 2014 CrackBerry Mailbag: The Death of the PlayBook
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Following yesterday's BlackBerry PlayBook update and subsequent recognition that this is the last OS update the BlackBerry PlayBook will ever see, the community has been pretty vocal. Looking back at the history of the PlayBook, it really is a sad story. So much potential, but instead we're left... Continue Reading →
Mar 31, 2014 BlackBerry PlayBook OS support officially ends this April
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There's a depressing saying that goes something like, "Everybody dies twice. The first time when you stop breathing, and the second time when somebody mentions your name for the last time." In the case of the BlackBerry PlayBook, the first death came when BlackBerry made it clear they would not... Continue Reading →
Mar 19, 2014 60% of BlackBerry PlayBook owners are still perfectly happy using their tablets
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A short while ago we ran a poll asking if you still use your BlackBerry PlayBook. To be honest - I wasn't feeling overly positive about the results bearing in mind that the BlackBerry tablet was first released in 2011 - which seems an age away now.  Continue Reading →
Mar 18, 2014 BlackBerry still actively working on PlayBook OS updates, Bridge update now available
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If you've been wondering whether or not BlackBerry was still actively working on PlayBook OS updates, it seems there's enough information out there to say they are indeed. Although there's no sign of when or even if it will be rolled out, they've now got OS version 2.1.0.1895 certified and right... Continue Reading →
Mar 10, 2014 What features would your ultimate BlackBerry PlayBook 2 have?
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Cruising through the forums today, I came across this post from TheJelen with an interesting BlackBerry PlayBook 2 design. The concept here is a big ol' beast packing plenty of processing power, more than enough RAM, a huge battery and a 10" screen. It would of course be running BlackBerry 10 as... Continue Reading →
Feb 25, 2014 Flappy Herbie makes his way to the BlackBerry PlayBook
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For you folk that are still rocking a BlackBerry PlayBook you may well want to grab some flappy action thanks to Flappy Herbie Saga: Trolls Of The Forest. We recently announced that the Flappy Birds spin off was available for BlackBerry 10 and it has now made its way over to the BlackBerry tablet... Continue Reading →
Feb 10, 2014 View phone call notifications on the PlayBook with the latest update to BlackBerry Bridge
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It was only a short time ago that we asked the CrackBerry Nation if you were still using your PlayBook and the results were very much in favor of the BlackBerry tablet — despite not getting the update to BlackBerry 10.  Continue Reading →
Jan 19, 2014 CrackBerry Asks: Do you still use your BlackBerry PlayBook?
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  Looking back to when BlackBerry released their first tablet, the PlayBook, seems an age ago now. When BlackBerry 10 came to the market PlayBook users were looking forward to the new OS running on their PlayBook's as promised by the company themselves. Unfortunately, things changed and getting... Continue Reading →
Oct 09, 2013 TELUS rolls out update for the BlackBerry PlayBook 4G LTE
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If you thought the BlackBerry PlayBook wasn't going to see any more updates, TELUS is here to tell you otherwise. They're rolling out OS 2.1.0.1753 for the 4G LTE PlayBook today to bring along a few fixes and enhancements.  Continue Reading →
Aug 19, 2013 Sky Drone aims to give BlackBerry 10 device and PlayBook remote aerial viewing
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An Indiegogo campaign recently kicked off for Sky Drone FPV, a project which would allow users to remotely view from an unmanned aerial vehicle via BlackBerry 10 device or PlayBook. Rather than relying on traditional image relay techniques which are subject to a lot of interference, the Sky Drone... Continue Reading →
Aug 06, 2013 Get a 64GB BlackBerry PlayBook for just $130, but you have to act fast!
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Though a lot of people are mad about the PlayBook's future, there are plenty of people that realize that the PlayBook is a great tablet for media and games, as well as pairing with your legacy BlackBerry smartphone for all types of other tasks. If you're looking for a fantastic deal on a new... Continue Reading →
Jul 26, 2013 CrackBerry Asks: Are you picking up a new tablet or sticking with your BlackBerry PlayBook?
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With the BlackBerry PlayBook not set to receive any further significant upgrades, there has been plenty of folks out there looking towards Android, iOS and even Microsoft to fill their tablet needs. A new Nexus 7 was just announced, Apple has the hottest selling tablet ever with new iterations on... Continue Reading →
Jul 24, 2013 PlayBook exec David Smith leaves BlackBerry
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David Smith, executive VP of mobile computing and the head of the PlayBook, has resigned due to personal reasons, according to a BlackBerry spokesperson.  *** UPDATED BY KEVIN:  I reached out to BlackBerry for an official statement on David Smith's departure. Having spoken to David in the past, I... Continue Reading →
Jul 18, 2013 CrackBerry Report Card: PlayBook owners' plea
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Following up on the results of CrackBerry's Mega BlackBerry Survey, the next area to deep dive into is the section of questions directed at PlayBook tablet owners.  With official word coming during BlackBerry's recent earnings report that the PlayBook will not be receiving an update to BlackBerry... Continue Reading →
Jul 10, 2013 BlackBerry CEO on BB10 for PlayBook: "It was one of the toughest decisions I had to make"
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We had some time to talk to BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins in Waterloo following the annual general meeting this week. High on our list of questions was about BlackBerry 10 not coming to the PlayBook. This was announced last week during the quarterly financial results, and the outcry from the... Continue Reading →
Jun 28, 2013 RIP BlackBerry PlayBook: 2011 - 2013
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Jun 20, 2013 The Dark Knight Rises now available for the BlackBerry PlayBook
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Just like Modern Combat 4, many folks wanted The Dark Knight Rises to be available on their BlackBerry PlayBook after hearing it was released for BlackBerry 10 and finally, Gameloft has made it available. I've already blown through playing it on my BlackBerry Z10, so I might just have to grab it... Continue Reading →
Jun 13, 2013 Want to install the BlackBerry 10 Developer OS on your BlackBerry PlayBook?
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A while back, we showed you some images of the BlackBerry 10 developer OS up and kind of running on the BlackBerry PlayBook. While understandably somewhat broken, Kyle27 was working on a few things make it somewhat suitable for others to install and explore. At this point, it's still not something... Continue Reading →
Jun 04, 2013 BlackBerry 10 on the BlackBerry PlayBook.. kind of
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When you talk about BlackBerry 10 on the BlackBerry PlayBook, it's sure to cause some commotion. When you go posting images of BlackBerry 10 running on the BlackBerry PlayBook, it's sure to cause an even bigger commotion. With that in mind, there have been a few images appearing here and there... Continue Reading →
May 21, 2013 What We Didn't Get at BlackBerry Live: BB10 for the PlayBook
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For BlackBerry PlayBook owners, it's not looking good right now that a BlackBerry 10 update for the PlayBook is coming anytime soon. Hell, it's starting to feel like it may never come. Just as the word "PlayBook" never surfaced during the BlackBerry 10 launch event in January, PlayBook never made... Continue Reading →
May 03, 2013 Load up on some great games - Gameloft sale happening now!
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Gameloft has been a roll lately with their releases for the BlackBerry platform and it looks as though they're hosting a pretty big sale right now. If you open up BlackBerry World and head to the Gameloft listing, you should see a bunch of titles have either been reduced in price or have gone... Continue Reading →
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The BlackBerry PlayBook is BlackBerry's first tablet and their first device using a brand new QNX-powered operating system. The 7-inch tablet boasts a characteristic touch-sensitive bezel which enables a whole series of gestures to summon menus and switch between applications. BlackBerry Bridge allows data from a BlackBerry smartphone to be seen and worked with on the PlayBook, though software updates introduced many of those functions as stand-alone on the tablet. The BlackBerry PlayBook was announced on September 27, 2010, and released on April 19, 2011.

The original version of the device was Wi-Fi only, but a year later LTE-enabled PlayBooks were made available. Models were produced with 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB of internal storage, and had a full array of inputs, including the first micro-HDMI port on a BlackBerry device and a custom quick-charge plug. The PlayBook was the first BlackBerry device to employ video chat and a front-facing camera, a feature which was later brought to the smartphone side on the BlackBerry Z10. On the front face are two high-quality speakers to provide stereo sound.