Phil Nickinson

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Not even Android can save the BlackBerry PlayBook, has shipped just 200,000 units

Not even Android can save the BlackBerry PlayBook, has shipped just 200,000 units

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We're going to let our pals at CrackBerry do the legwork on this one, but it's a number that needs to be noted here: RIM just announced in its Q2 earnings call that it's shipped just 200,000 BlackBerry PlayBook tablets -- and that's shipped, not sold -- in three months. We care, of course, because RIM's hacked a sort of Android emulator (they call it an "Android Player") onto the thing...

Boost Mobile gets the Samsung Transform Ultra, adds $5 a month to its Android plans

Boost Mobile gets the Samsung Transform Ultra, adds $5 a month to its Android plans

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Boost Mobile's getting an update of an old Sprint favorite when the Samsung Transform Ultra lands on Oct. 7 on Boost's website. It'll run $229, plus tax. Specs include: Android 2.3 1GHz processor Touchscreen (nobody's saying how big) Full QWERTY Keypad 3MP rear camera with video VGA front-facing camera Wi-Fi®, GPS and Wireless Web enabled Front-facing VGA camera Easy access to Gmail™...