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The Playbook Thread

glad to see you've made the leap and bought the PB. hopefully you got it at one of the reduced sale prices or via extreme coupon-ing.

Crackberry's Playbook 101 section

tips/tricks/did-you-know:*add swipe gestures*
[QUOTE]two ways to standby: tap battery icon and hit standby, or use power button
to revive from standby: swipe from one bezel to another
to pop up keyboard anytime: swipe from bottom left corner diagonally to the right
to pop up the main titlebar anytime: swipe from top right corner diagonally to the left
Now to take screenshot .. PRESS VOLUME UP and DOWN BUTTON TOGETHER[/QUOTE]

wifi-file sharing (great feature, PC & MAC compatible):
crackberry tutorial
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file browser:
files & folders (awesome integration with PB directory/google docs/dropbox/box.net)

media streaming:
sonicair
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orb
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file storage:
box for blackberry (50 GBs)
bluebox (dropbox client)

games:

MORE OS 2.0 information:
press release: http://crackberry.com/press-release-res ... 0-ces-2012
os2.0 with calendar/contacts/email/etc.
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os2.0 with remote app functionality, awesomeness:
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to unbrick:[QUOTE]
Latest BB Desktop version can "unbrick" it for you.

From: http://forums.crackberry.com/f222/pl...date-605726/in...

I too had the same problem as many on the forums, the playbook will continuously show the screen saver/blackberry playbook with the different colored circles.

Here is how I was able to fix it....

1) Turn your playbook off by holding down the power button
2) Let your playbook sit for about 10 minutes as earlier suggested.
3) After letting the PB sit (and still powered off) open up the Blackberry Desktop Software (the latest version)
4) Once the Blackberry Desktop Software is opened, power on the Playbook
5) A screen will show on your computer showing that the device cannot be found
6) Click on Update
7) Your computer will now download the much needed "debrick" file as talked about in earlier posts.


***NOTE*** I have tried to do this in several different ways, but the above method is the only one that worked. I hope this works.

As with all software/hardware, it takes time and patience to figure out the issue [/QUOTE]
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Looks quite impressive to be honest. Much more impressive than an iPad as it actually adds functionality rather than just being a big ipod.
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Looks interesting to me, have they stated a price yet?
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sixteen12 wrote:
Sep 27th, 2010 5:00 pm
Looks quite impressive to be honest. Much more impressive than an iPad as it actually adds functionality rather than just being a big ipod.

I like where RIM is headed with this, unfortunately with these mobile devices it would appear applications dominate the consumer market, no doubt this is being marketed towards corporate use... For now... :)
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MUCH better than the iPad. Wow. I can't find a single flaw with this device. I had the iPad for just a week and I took it back because I couldn't honestly find a single use for it. Thank the heavens this has flash in it. And a front AND rear facing HD camera?! How freaking hard is it for apple to put this in the iPad? They put it in the refreshed iPod touches.

Give apple two weeks and they're gonna announce the new iPad 2.0. Losers.
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Lovable wrote:
Sep 27th, 2010 5:39 pm
I like where RIM is headed with this, unfortunately with these mobile devices it would appear applications dominate the consumer market, no doubt this is being marketed towards corporate use... For now... :)

The corporate use is genius. You can tether and share data from your BB, and also sync it up with your phone (calendars, emails etc). That's awesome.

HD, is awesome. 2 cameras, even more awesome.



Can you tell I like it? :razz:
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It looks great, hopefully it delivers. They did the right thing by putting in all the enterprise features that are required for corporate buy-in (from security all the way down to development tools with WebWorks).

I wonder how it'll be priced, though. I have a feeling it'll be too steep for consumers to afford. But I'm excited that there's finally a tablet for the enterprise (and I'm speaking as a happy iPad owner :D ).
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If it's under $500, then I might consider buying it for developing applications using Java.

The obvious impression many people get is its similarity from Palm's WebOS. I personally believe that, if you compare all the fully-dedicated tablet operating systems currently on the market, I think that Apple's iOS and RIM's QNX will probably be the only main contenders that we'll see to succeed in the coming years. Where's Android in all of this, you may ask? Google has even said it themselves that the Android Platform isn't exactly optimized for tablets.
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Full specs:

# 7-inch LCD, 1024 x 600, WSVGA, capacitive touch screen with full multi-touch and gesture support
# BlackBerry Tablet OS with support for symmetric multiprocessing
# 1 GHz dual-core processor
# 1 GB RAM
# Dual HD cameras (3 MP front facing, 5 MP rear facing), supports 1080p HD video recording
# Video playback: 1080p HD Video, H.264, MPEG, DivX, WMV
# Audio playback: MP3, AAC, WMA
# HDMI video output
# Wi-Fi - 802.11 a/b/g/n
# Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
# Connectors: microHDMI, microUSB, charging contacts
# Open, flexible application platform with support for WebKit/HTML-5, Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Adobe Mobile AIR, Adobe Reader, POSIX, OpenGL, Java
# Ultra thin and portable:
# Measures 5.1"x7.6"x0.4" (130mm x 193mm x 10mm)
# Weighs less than a pound (approximately 0.9 lb or 400g)

Impressive indeed and kicks iPad ass.
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Looks good. If it has good battery life then they have a winner.
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input wrote:
Sep 27th, 2010 7:22 pm
If it's under $500, then I might consider buying it for developing applications using Java.

The obvious impression many people get is its similarity from Palm's WebOS. I personally believe that, if you compare all the fully-dedicated tablet operating systems currently on the market, I think that Apple's iOS and RIM's QNX will probably be the only main contenders that we'll see to succeed in the coming years. Where's Android in all of this, you may ask? Google has even said it themselves that the Android Platform isn't exactly optimized for tablets.

Android 2.2 isn't, nothing is said about Android 3.0 or chromeOS
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wow im impressed. Good thing I held out on the ipad.
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It has charging contacts but the Torch does not! > :(

Any word on what type of LCD panel it uses? Also curious to see if it uses BT or WiFi to tether with a BlackBerry.

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