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 PlayBook has Twitter integrated into the device setup, and it is surprising to find no Twitter app. The icon installed in the app drawer is simply an icon to the mobile Twitter site in the browser. It works well, but is not as good as Twitter apps on most platforms.

  • Evernote is one of the first apps I install on any platform, and I am happy to report a version is available for the PlayBook in the App World. It is free and handles the common tasks available in Evernote on most platforms.

  • There may not be a Twitter app, but the Facebook app is preinstalled during the update to 2.0. It is a good app that makes following Facebook friends as easy as can be.

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