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BlackBerry Monaco/Monza Pics Emerge

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This is going to be an interesting year for BlackBerry devices. While there are some really cool form factors on the way, you have to wonder what to make of BlackBerry 6.1 in light of a QNX OS coming in 2012. Will upgrading be just like BlackBerry 6 where we’ll see a handful of devices able to upgrade? Or will the QNX OS be more of a leap? Either way, The Monaco looks really cool but it’s the Bold Touch that takes the show in our opinion. The old school Bold form factor was the best.
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QNX Software Syncs Up Concept Corvette with BlackBerry PlayBook and More

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The QNX OS is a versatile platform and while we have seen the PlayBook pairing already, it’s even better to see it in a super-charged car such as a concept Corvette. WIRED took the concept Corvette for a spin and showed off how the car can sync with a PlayBook tablet, BlackBerry smartphone, iPhone and internet services with the car’s own electronics. If you spend a long time commuting, it wouldn’t be a problem getting stuck in traffic with this many gadgets.

More video from Wired available here.

Rumor: RIM’s PlayBook to Use Dalvik VM to Run Android Apps

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Rumor has it that RIM will be using the Dalvik virtual machine that would allow Android apps to run on the PlayBook. It’s not clear how exactly this would be implemented, but it could go one of two ways: either with Google’s help under some form of partnership, or RIM would implement without a partnership, leveraging the open source nature of Dalvik.

Google has done a great job of garnering positive press for the Android Market by promoting the fact that it has over 100,000 apps in its catalog. At first this seems like it’s exactly what the PlayBook needs. But is this true? We know that the PlayBook will have over 4,000 apps at launch, and while 104,000 apps would be cool, it would also consist of a lot of duplication and bloating. Whenever App Store numbers are discussed in the mainstream media, they rarely point out the fact that a large percentage of these apps constitute eBooks, template apps, and in the case of Android: Comics. Almost every single app worth downloading is already available across multiple platforms, so one has to wonder if all this fuss is really going to result in the end user getting some new and amazing apps we’ve never used before.