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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  • 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.

  • The Contacts app is a simple contact manager that is easy to use and can launch common people-related tasks. Contacts can be synced from Google Contacts for those using the cloud-based service.

  • The Calendar is an attractive app that provides a good view into the user's schedule. It can sync with a single Google Calendar, making it easy to get your information into the PlayBook from the get go.

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