Tag Archives: PlayBook
10:37 am on May 18, 2012 |
It’s no secret that the Playbook will be getting upgraded to the new BB10 OS. The question has always been a matter of timing. It was released yesterday from RIM via the wonderful world of tweeter that “Cascades support for PlayBook will come w/ the PlayBook OS upgrade to BB10, shortly after launch of 1st BB10 smartphone.” When is this you may ask? New BB10 devices are scheduled to be announced in August of this year, with a release of the first new BB10 devices in October. The upgrade to BB10 OS may still be a few months off, this could be taken as a sign of good news that things are moving along nicely and on schedule for RIM.
Source : N4BB
For those that blog, this is an especially relevant update. WordPress for the BlackBerry PlayBook has been updated this morning to v2.1. Since PlayBook apps don’t yet have change logs enabled, we’re not exactly sure what has changed or been added in this release. Since it has made the jump from 2.0 to 2.1, we can assume there are some significant new features or fixes in this release. If you’re a PlayBook WordPress user, grab the update form the link below and let us know what you find.
The Blackberry Playbook is rumoured to be getting an update to OS 2.1 in the coming months. Thanks to some lucky people attending the shindig down in Orlando, it has been reported that the Playbook will be releasing a developers build by the end of the month and should be releasing it to the rest of us sometime around the beginning of the summer!
It looks as though this could be a rather hefty update, check out some of the new features listed below.
- Portrait Email, Calendar, and Contacts
- App World Carrier Shelf
- Bridge Texting and WiFi Transport Support
- Android Multi-Tasking
- Camera API and In-app Payments for developers
- Over-the-air activation with Mobile fusion
- Personal Encryption
Source : Berryreview.com
The team at Kisai Labs has updated their popular Twitter app, Blaq for the BlackBerry PlayBook, to v1.8. This new version addresses some common issues while also adding some new features. As usual with Blaq updates, the change log is massive! The biggest new feature that they have added in this release is the threaded messages view. This allows you to see your Twitter conversations in an easy-to-read, threaded format. You can view the full change log for this update past the break. If you want to download Blaq for your PlayBook, it’ll run you $1.99 and can be had at the link below.
2:19 pm on Apr 30, 2012 |
RIM is set to introduce a product tonight in preparation for BlackBerry World 2012. The product they are introducing is called the BlackBerry Music Gateway and it’ll be officially unveiled tonight at the BlackBerry Solutions Showcase. This product is a totally redesigned version of the currently available BlackBerry Remote Stereo Gateway. The new Music Gateway will work with your BlackBerry Smartphone, PlayBook, and even your other Bluetooth-enabled devices. Here are the features:
- Connections Made Simple – Using NFC, simply tap your NFC enabled BlackBerry to connect to the BlackBerry Music Gateway**, or connect via standard Bluetooth for universal connectivity of any Bluetooth enabled device such as smartphones, tablets and computers
- Enjoy Wireless Freedom – Stream music from your BlackBerry smartphone, BlackBerry PlayBook, or any other Bluetooth enabled device. BlackBerry Music Gateway connects to any existing home stereo equipment or car stereo using the RCA or 3.5mm cables included in the box
- Wireless Remote Control – Use your device as the remote for complete control of playback, track changes, and volume.
- Multitasking – Access other applications or surf the web while playing music. Music automatically pauses when an incoming phone call is received and continues when the call is ended without skipping a beat.
This accessory will go on sale in June and will retail for $49.99. This is just the first of many announcements that will be coming from this year’s BlackBerry World, so keep your browsers here at TheBerryFix for all the latest announcements. You can check out some more photos of the gateway past the break.
11:03 am on Apr 24, 2012 |
We saw this app release a few weeks back and get pulled immediately from App World. There was no explanation behind the quick release and pull but now it’s officially available. RIM has now announced the official release and the full Angry Birds suite of games is available for download in App World for the BlackBerry PlayBook. This latest installment brings the birds to a whole new environment, space. The gameplay experience is totally new here, with new physics to reflect both zero gravity in space and gravity fields of planets and asteroids. It’s available for $2.99 at the link below.
It’s hard to believe that it has been a whole year since the BlackBerry PlayBook launched. In just one year, we have seen thousands of new apps and developers come to the platform, an update to OS 2.0, and lots of new BlackBerry family members. It’s been a year since the original PlayBook launched and it’s about time for a refresh. There’s rumors of a new PlayBook with a 1.5 GHz processor and 4G LTE on the horizon, and after a year with no changes, BlackBerry world 2012 would be a great time for a refresh to launch.
So, Here’s to a year of great times with our PlayBooks and many more years to come with new PlayBook models!
6:21 pm on Apr 18, 2012 |
It seems like no matter how much App World grows, BlackBerry is still kryptonite to some of the top apps like Netflix and Skype. Today, Skype confirmed through their Twitter support channel, @SkypeSupport, that they have “No plans for a BlackBerry PlayBook-compatible Skype release.” This is another huge blow for RIM in the quest to fill App World with quality applications. This comes just days after the popular BlackBerry app, YouMail, announced they would quit developing for the platform due to a declining number of BlackBerry users.
All these major application developers declining to develop for BlackBerry makes for lots of frustrated BlackBerry users. I can assure you; however, that RIM is working hard both in-house and with external developers to bring all the best applications to BlackBerry. It may not be this week, or even this year, but once BlackBerry 10 launches and adoption picks back up, all the major applications will follow. Just keep your heads up, BlackBerry faithful, BlackBerry 10 is on the horizon, and with it will come all new opportunities for the brand to grow.
Source : BBOS
9:56 am on Apr 17, 2012 |
If you’ve been checking your BlackBerry PlayBook every morning for a software update, then I have some great news for you! Be sure to check it today because an update is now available. The update brings the PlayBook to OS version 188.8.131.528 and it brings the following new features:
- Browser enhancements to address performance with some websites
- Improvements to support Android apps
- Optimizations to Video Chat, PIM and BlackBerry Bridge applications
- And much more!
In addition to the mentioned changes, RIM has also included the Zinio Magazine Reader application in this update. It’s a great way to subscribe and read magazines and I recommend checking it out. To get the update, tap into Settings ->Software Updates and hit “check for update.” The download is 354 MB, so there should be lots of goodies in this one for us to play around with.
Source : Inside BlackBerry
The team over at Kisai Labs has just released ab update to their wildly popular Twitter app for the BlackBerry PlayBook, Blaq. The update addresses some issues and bugs that popped up in the last update while adding some new features, as well. Here’s what’s changed:
- Clicking on a tweet in a conversation or tweets list for users opens the tweet in the tweet card
- Clicking on a user in followers or following opens the user’s profile
- Retweet failures
- Search results are sometimes not tappable
- Search view not rendered properly switching from portrait to landscape
- Avatars in swipe-down menu are larger than intended
- Links within DMs are no longer clickable
- Tweet card showing under search list
- Mini-browser appears above options
- T.co links in search
- Tweet card options menu shows behind tweet card in search
- Minor bug fixes
You can grab Blaq in App World for just $1.99. Considering how great an app this is, that price is surely a steal.
- RIM Launches the Second Generation of the BBM Challenge
- RIM is Awarding Free Trips to BlackBerry 10 Jam for every 100th App World Submission
- RIMs Alec Saunders Discusses PlayBook and BlackBerry 10 Side-loading Policies
- BlackBerry Curve 9380 Hits End of Life Status on Bell
- BlackBerry OS 7 Named the Most Secure Mobile Operating System
- RIM set to launch additional BBM Connected Apps
- Bubba Time from Rock and Roll Game Studio Now Available for PlayBook
3:29 pm on Apr 13, 2012 |
Rock and Roll Game Studio, the team that brought you Dummy Jake, has just released a new PlayBook game today. This new game is called “Bubba Time” and it’s a platformer with a solid mix of puzzles and action. Here’s what the developers have to say about the game:
“Bubba Time is a platformer that gathers awesome features and a great challenge. Embody a small and squishy pink creature and solve the numerous game boards that you will encounter in this great mix of action and puzzle. Your game objective is to push the levers to open the exit doors. Then, you’ll have to slow motion the time to avoid enemies. Use your ability to create blocks and to teleport to reach inaccessible places. A real challenge due to the complexity of certain levels! For the gamers, Bubba Time is a mix of two major games: Solomon’s Key and Braid!”
Their first PlayBook game was a success and I expect this one will be, as well. You can grab Bubba Time in App World for just $0.99. You can view the full Press Release for this game after the break.
RIM just sent over some great tips to help you make Mother’s Day extra special for your Mom. The list includes everything from accessories to apps, so take a look and see what RIM recommends. Whether it’s a new BlackBerry PlayBook or just an accessory for the one she has, Mom will appreciate any of these gift suggestions for her special day. The full list of awesome gifts can be found after the break.
11:51 am on Apr 11, 2012 |
Whoops! For a brief moment, the Playbook App World had a new Tab in its line up reading “Verizon Wireless Store”, if you were able to click it nothing would happen except of course for widespread internet speculation! That being said there has been recent chatter that 3G and/or 4G models of the Playbook have gone into carrier testing, it would certainly appear so with Verizon being the first to give us a test of what is to come. Should be an interesting next few months!
10:06 pm on Apr 9, 2012 |
Today has seen lots of internet chatter about the side-loading of applications to the BlackBerry PlayBook and upcoming BlackBerry 10 devices. This was all started when Alec Saunders, RIM’s VP of Developer Relations, tweeted that they will be removing the ability for consumers to side-load apps in an effort to combat application piracy. This has gotten the BlackBerry community up in arms about the future of side-loading and OTA downloading of applications. Follow on past the break as we take a look at the topic of side-loading and see what Alec Saunders has to say about its future.
Source : BlackBerry DevBlog