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Today in Tech: RIM refutes PlayBook criticism, Nintendo's new HD console?

April 15, 2011: 5:52 AM ET

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  • RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie refuted some criticism that the company may have rushed its PlayBook tablet to market. "I don't think that's fair," he told Bloomberg News. "A lot of the people that want this want a secure and free extension of their BlackBerry." The interview came after a few early critical reviews and reports that RIM shares fell 91 cents to $53.92 yesterday and 7.2% this year overall. (Bloomberg)
  • For all you gamers: Game Informer brings the scoop that Nintendo plans to unveil a brand new home console with hardware specifications that, at the very least, rival those of Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony's Playstation 3. The device could be announced as soon as this summer's E3 event and would allow games to run in high-definition resolutions, a complaint some have lodged against Nintendo's popular Wii. (Game Informer) More
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