Tag Archives: PlayBook OS 2.0
9:30 am on Mar 14, 2012 |
Today we’re taking a look at two of the coolest features of the BlackBerry PlayBook and BlackBerry Bridge. Those two features are HDMI Mirroring on the PlayBook and BlackBerry Remote through BlackBerry Bridge. In the video above, I first give a quick overview of HDMI Mirroring on the PlayBook. All you need is a Micro-HDMI cable and an HDTV to take advantage of this functionality.
Then, using HDMI Mirroring, I show you some of the features of BlackBerry Remote through BlackBerry Bridge. BlackBerry Remote allows you to fully control your PlayBook using your BlackBerry device. You can use the keyboard on your BlackBerry to input text and you can use the touchscreen on your BlackBerry just like you use the one on your PlayBook. Bezel swipes on the device are mirrored on the PlayBook. You click with an on-screen mouse pointer and you scroll using two fingers on your BlackBerry screen at once.
So, take a look at the video above to see both HDMI Output and BlackBerry Remote in action. Then, bridge your PlayBook and Smartphone and take advantage of these awesome features yourself. If you need to know how to bridge your devices, Click Here to view our BlackBerry School Lesson on the subject. Also, you can get the Blaq Twitter application or Xploding Boxes, which are seen in the video, by clicking the links below.
5:51 pm on Mar 12, 2012 |
The Walking Dead, a hit show on AMC, has been a huge success for the network. Now, they have released a BlackBerry PlayBook app called “Walking Dead: Dead Reckoning.” This new app is stylized in the form of a comic book, a move that takes Walking Dead back to its comic book roots. The game is pretty fun, it’s a lot like those choose-your-own-adventure games we all played as kids. It’s available in App World for Free, so hit the link below to start fighting off those zombies.
Source : CrackBerry
Good morning, everyone! It’s been another great week of BlackBerry news and reviews here at TheBerryFix.com. The biggest story of the week was RIM’s acquisition of Paratek, a company that deals with radio frequency tuning. This is a smart acquisition and I think we’ll see good things from it. Besides the acquisition, the news was filled with PlayBook, PlayBook, and more PlayBook. Take a look below for some of the top stories from the week and get ready for another exciting week of BlackBerry action here at TheBerryFix.com.
- Research in Motion acquires Paratek Microwave Inc.
- RIM now has over 25 Million Global Fans on Social Media
- RIM offers a ton of Free apps for BlackBerry OS 7 users
- Cloudee now available for BlackBerry PlayBook
- BlackBerry PlayBook Keyboard Case now available for pre-order
- BlackBerry Gaming goes Next-Level with D-Pad for BlackBerry Bridge Remote
- RIM details BlackBerry Device Service for Mobile Fusion
- BlackBerry World 2012 Session Catalog beings to fill up
- Dummy Jake from Rock n’ Roll Game Studio is now Available for the PlayBook
- BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 Web Browser ranks first in HTML5 processing among Native Tablet Browsers
12:48 pm on Mar 9, 2012 |
Today we’re going to be taking at look at one of the newest games for the BlackBerry PlayBook, Dummy Jake. This game debuted earlier this week as Rock n’ Roll Game Studio’s first PlayBook game and I’ve been playing it non-stop since then. The game follows a simple concept, you control Jake, the robotic dummy, as he falls through the sky. The game uses a combination of accelerometer-based, tilt control and on-screen button presses. Fall past the break with me and Jake as I review this title.
12:53 am on Mar 9, 2012 |
We’ve had PlayBook OS 2.0 for a little while now and most of you have probably checked out one of the coolest new features of that, BlackBerry Remote. This awesome feature lets you use your BlackBerry smartphone as a mouse and keyboard for your PlayBook through BlackBerry Bridge. That’s an awesome feature, but there’s gotta be more there, right?
Well, some enterprising BlackBerry developers took this remote concept one step further and created a Game Controller app for the BlackBerry that can control games on the PlayBook. The app interface, which can be seen above, comes complete with a D-Pad on one side and a 4-button array on the other. There’s no word on exactly who created this app, or if it’ll ever even become available, but nevertheless, we’re excited and we want it. We’ll let you know if and when we hear more about this possible new app and feature for BlackBerry gaming.
Source : SemiAccurate
6:53 pm on Mar 8, 2012 |
We know that BlackBerry Mobile Fusion launched a few weeks ago but we haven’t had much coverage of this new service yet. BlackBerry Mobile Fusion is the new Smartphone and Tablet management solution for Enterprise that allows management of not only BlackBerry Smartphones, but of the PlayBook Tablet, iOS Devices, and Android Devices.
Today, on the Inside BlackBerry for Business Blog, RIM has posted some important information on BlackBerry Device Service for BlackBerry Mobile Fusion. This is the part of the service that will allow IT Administrators to manage BlackBerry PlayBooks on their company’s Mobile Fusion Servers. There is detailed discussion on BlackBerry Device Service, BlackBerry Balance, and Mobile Fusion available at the link below. If you’re interested in BlackBerry for enterprise, this is a must read.
8:44 pm on Mar 7, 2012 |
Everyone who has used a BlackBerry PlayBook can attest that the Native Web Browser is great. It’s smooth, fast, and the best browser ever on a BlackBerry device. But the latest HTML5 test data is showing us that the browser on PlayBook OS 2.0 is even better than we could have even imagined.
According to the HTML5 test’s individual and unbiased testing, the BlackBerry PlayBook ranks as the #1 Native Tablet Browser. It ties Opera Mobile 12 with 354 out of 475 total points. This number blows away iOS 5, which scored 305 points, and Android 4.0, which came in with 256 points. So, as you can tell from these numbers, RIM has put quite an emphasis on the web browsing experience in PlayBook OS 2.0, and this will also carry on over when BlackBerry 10 launches on Smartphones.
Source : The HTML5 Test
10:54 pm on Mar 5, 2012 |
Got PlayBook OS 2.0 Questions? If so, RIM has something in store just for you. RIM is hosting a PlayBook OS 2.0 Community Insider Event this week. The BlackBerry PlayBook’s Senior Product Manager, Michael Clewley, will be on hand to answer any PlayBook OS 2.0 questions you may have. The event takes place this coming Wednesday, March 7th and Thursday, March 8th from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST on the BlackBerry Community Support Forums. Hit the link below to get registered so you can join in on the action.
Source : Inside BlackBerry
9:36 pm on Mar 5, 2012 |
Do you use Google Reader or some other RSS Feed aggregator on your computer and want that same experience on your PlayBook? If so, GeeReader maybe just the app for you. GeeReader takes your favorite RSS Feeds and puts them together in one, easy-to-use interface on your BlackBerry PlayBook. The app has lots of features and is customizable to meet your needs. Follow me after the break for my review of GeeReader for the BlackBerry PlayBook.
From Kisai Labs, the team that brought you Blaq for the BlackBerry Playbook, comes the next hit application for the PlayBook, Cloudee. The team has been working on this app for a while and it’s now available in BlackBerry App World. What exactly is Cloudee, you ask? It integrates with the popular cloud-storage service, CloudApp, allowing you to access all your cloud-based content right on your PlayBook. You can download and/or stream your CloudApp content to you PlayBook, all from within Cloudee. You can grab Cloudee for just $3.99 in App World. Hit the link below to check it out today.
11:56 am on Mar 5, 2012 |
RIM has let us know about one of their latest posts on the BlackBerry Developer Website. This posting contains some interesting information on App World, the BlackBerry OS, and BlackBerry Development. First, as seen in the image above, the majority of BlackBerry users are on OS 5 or 6. 78% of all free apps and 57% of paid apps are downloaded by these users.
That’s the first challenge that RIM needs to attack. Getting people to upgrade to the latest OS and/or latest device is a big part of a company strategy. RIM seems to be doing well with this on the PlayBook, where 90% of device owners upgrade to the latest OS in the first month of release, but they are falling behind in all other areas. I realize that many companies use older BlackBerry devices and that fact makes up for a huge part of these statistics, but RIM and developers shouldn’t have to be focusing on OS 5 at all.
Hit the break for the read more about these statistics…
After the wild week of PlayBook OS 2.0 and application updates that we had last week, this one was bound to be a little slower. Even though it was a slower week, we still got some good information, like the developments roadmaps to BlackBerry 10, which RIM outlined at Mobile World Congress. Read on for the top stories from this past week.
- RIM details the BlackBerry Platform Roadmap leading to BlackBerry 10
- Check out the future of Wireless Document Sharing – Designed by TAT for the BlackBerry PlayBook
- Sign this Petition to bring Netflix Support to BlackBerry
- Check out the BlackBerry-Powered Porsche 911 at MWC 2012
- RIM details the response to the Free PlayBook offer for app developers
- RIM continues the “Be Bold” Campaign with a new commercial
- Park Manor School is testing BlackBerry PlayBooks in the Classroom
- Hands-on Photo Shoot with the unreleased BlackBerry Curve 9320
- BlackBerry PlayBook tops the sales charts at Future Shop and Best Buy Canada
- Press Release: RIM details App World Carrier Billing’s rapid momentum gains
- Sling Golf for BlackBerry PlayBook is on sale, get it for only $1.99
- Zinio Magazine Reader is hitting the PlayBook in Mid-March
- BlackBerry App World version 22.214.171.124 Now Available
12:27 pm on Mar 3, 2012 |
On the heels of the PlayBook OS 2.0 launch, PlayBook sales and app development are doing better than ever. RIM has just let us know about 2 awesome achievements for the PlayBook. First, the BlackBerry PlayBook was the #1 best-selling for this week. Second, the PlayBook was the top selling tablet at Future Shop this past week. These are both huge achievements for the PlayBook, especially when you consider these two retail locations. Both shops push sales of the Apple iPad and Kindle Fire, and seeing the PlayBook beat out both of these tablets says a lot for OS 2.0.
In addition to the PlayBook sales news, RIM also let us know a little more about application development for the PlayBook. About 6,225 apps have been submitted to App World for approval. A large majority of these applications come from Android developers who are porting their apps to PlayBook. Many of these apps have already been approved into App World; however, there are still over 3,000 that RIM is still working to get approved. We have also seen lots of tweets from Android developers talking about how well their PlayBook apps have been selling. They are saying that more sales are happening in days and weeks in App World than they were seeing in weeks and months on the Android Market. We’ll be sure to keep you up to date as more good PlayBook news surfaces.
11:48 am on Mar 1, 2012 |
RIM posted an offer in February that any developer who submitted a PlayBook app before March 3rd would get a free BlackBerry PlayBook in exchange for their submission. On the Inside BlackBerry DevBlog, RIM has updated us on the response so far. There have been some overwhelming numbers, including 6,225 submitted applications from thousands of developers. Here are a few other highlights from the update:
- 6,225 apps have been submitted
- 4,777 developers have submitted at least one app and have been sent a notification stating, “You’ve completed the first step for the offer”
- 1,827 applications have been approved and 1,283 developers have been sent an email requesting their shipping address details
- We have over 3,000 apps pending review
- To help with the reviews, we’ve added more staff to the BlackBerry App World™ storefront team.
That’s an awesome response from developers and spells great news for PlayBook owners. With more and more apps, the PlayBook becomes an even more compelling tablet for both seasoned and first-time tablet buyers. As RIM keeps courting developers, we should see App World expand each and every day.
11:45 am on Feb 29, 2012 |
This morning at Mobile World Congress, Tim Neil, Director of Application, Platform, and Tools Product Management at RIM, went over the BlackBerry Platform Roadmap. The roadmap starts all the way back with BlackBerry OS 5, where HTML 5 integration first came to the BlackBerry Platform. Development for BlackBerry OS 5, 6, and 7 all use both Java and HTML 5 as the basis for development.
With the PlayBook; however, RIM changed up the available development platforms for BlackBerry. HTML 5 is still included, but Java is now a thing of the past. The other development platforms for the PlayBook and OS 2.o include QNX Native and Adobe AIR and Flash. When BlackBerry 10 launches for both Smartphones and the PlayBook, it will allow for development with all the current developer tools and it will add in the new, TAT-designed, Cascades UI Framework that we have seen RIM demo in the past.
Read on past the break for more information on what’s coming with BlackBerry 10.