Visual Tour of BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0

Visual Tour of BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0

Summary: The BlackBerry PlayBook was panned for missing functionality when it was released last year. RIM hopes this major software update addresses that. Let's take a tour and see how it fares.

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  • Multi-tasking has always been a strong suit of the PlayBook, and that is still the case with the new version. Apps minimize to cards that make it easy to jump from one app to another. The dock is still at the bottom of the screen where expected.

    See the full coverage by James Kendrick at ZDNet Mobile News

  • The lack of email was a major problem in the PlayBook at launch, and version 2.0 finally brings this capability. The mail app is visually appealing and is a solid addition to the PlayBook. Gmail users will find that service easy to set up with this app, with mail synced as expected.

Topics: BlackBerry, Mobile OS, Mobility, Security

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  • RE: Visual Tour of BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0

    Looks pretty slick to me. I don't really need an ecosystem for music or videos, just some apps. I really like real multitasking without glitches. In many ways, this looks like WebOS.
    mstrsfty
  • Downloading it right now

    80%.
    happyharry_z
  • RE: Visual Tour of BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0

    very WebOS, no?
    John Palumbo
  • RE: Visual Tour of BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0

    I like it.
    alawishis