Posts Tagged ‘BlackBerry PlayBook’

First BBX Powered BlackBerry Device to Support BES and Will Have BlackBerry PlayBook Screen resolution

November 10th, 2011

Lately we have been hearing many rumors about BBX platform and what it will be bringing to the table.  At first we thought that it would not support BIS/BES. Which, I couldn’t think of a BlackBerry device that doesn’t support BES/BIS!

In an interview with PCMag RIM’s vice president of Developer Relations and Ecosystem Development Alec Saunders stated that the new BBX BlackBerry device will in fact have BES support. He also said that the first BBX device, codenamed the Colt, will have the same Screen Resolution as the BlackBerry PlayBook which is 16:9 aspect ratio with a 1024×600-pixel resolution. The first device will be a full touchscreen device.

Saunders also stated that RIM is going to focus a lot on gaming on the next BlackBerry Platform!! Click the link below to read Alec Saunders full interview! I can’t wait for BBX!

A Free Application for BlackBerry PlayBook

September 22nd, 2011

Today a free application for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet has released. The app for BlackBerry smartphones is among the most popular streaming radio apps available and offers a bunch of great features. Here’s what you can do with the PlayBook app:

  • Listen to radio stations in your country for free! (With the premium version you can listen to over 16,000 radio stations from more than 100 countries).
  • Watch YouTube videos of your favorite songs.
  • Share what you listen to on facebook and twitter.
  • Read artist and song information.

For more info go and download the app get it here in BlackBerry App World.

Scrrenshot of Paybook OS Leaked

August 29th, 2011

There has been rumors of the PlayBook getting a pretty big software update this fall. Today i learned that has posted pictures of what appears to be a BlackBerry PlayBook running Tablet OS from a site called MAXPDA . It is said to be that this OS update is the one that we are all waiting for, it will include native apps like email, contact, calendar, and BBM, plus include the Android Player built-in. playbook-os-20

From the looks of the screenshots we will see dedicated apps for mail, contacts, and calendar.

If these screenshots is in fact real, you can see this PlayBook is running Tablet OS, which means RIM is pretty along with its development. A promising future it is.

How To Order BlackBerry PlayBook in Hong Kong?

August 8th, 2011

As we all know BlackBerry PlayBook has been released in Hong Kong for quite some time now. However, many BlackBerry lovers are not aware of how to order it. And to refrain from buying “fake” BlackBerry PlayBooks (Hong Kong is part of China after all), it’s best to buy it off RIM.

To order a PlayBook from RIM,

  1. Click on this link:

  2. Select which device you want; 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB PlayBook.

  3. After selecting your device, click Check Out.

  4. If you have an account already, sign in with your account details to proceed with the order. If not, create a new account and proceed with the order.                              

  5. This is i learned from BlackBerry website. I am sure, it’s useful for you.

Android App Player Still On Schedule for BlackBerry PlayBook!

August 5th, 2011


Lately there has been a lot of rumors about the Android App player for the BlackBerry PlayBook is going to be releasing late.  However some people have stated that the Android App player is still on schedule to be released on time! They state that they have been keeping an eye on the status of the application and from what they are seeing developers should be getting their hands on it in the next couple weeks, which means a couple weeks after that consumers should get their hands on it! Lets hope we see it soon!

Hopefully later today we will know when we will see  the Android App player for the BlackBerry PlayBook and what’s results Stay tuned!

BlackBerry PlayBook Used to Record Soundgarden Concert in Vancouver

August 1st, 2011

Today afternoon, as a my habit, i tried to learn something from some BlackBerry websites. Oops, it is a good luck. I listened the Soundgarden Concert. Although i did not go to the site, but it seems that i have experienced for myself.

Here is another awesome example of the BlackBerry PlayBook’s video recording capabilities. CrackBerry member guyhockey took his PlayBook with him to a recent Soundgarden concert, and used it to record the first two songs of the concert! Not only does the video look great even under challenging lighting conditions, but the audio is pretty awesome as well. Don’t be afraid to watch this one in 1080p and full screen, it looks terrific. Guyhockey previously posted a video taken with his PlayBook on a rollercoaster, which is also pretty cool.

If you also want to listen to this magic performance, please visit:

What the Android App Player Means for BlackBerry

July 28th, 2011


As we all know, Android App Player has leaked for a couple of days and BlackBerry PlayBook can support multi-systems… I am sure, if you have a Blackberry PlayBook and know its features, you will try to install Android App Player on Blackberry PlayBook.

Now i would like to share my experience with you. Yesterday, i installed the leaked Android App Player on to my BlackBerry PlayBook. It was an arduous process that involved several hours of researching, finding bad or poorly worded instructions, and downloading hundreds of megabytes worth of SDK’s (note the plural) and a JRE and a JDK and this and that. That’s a lot of work to install a resource-hogging, semi-functional application. Nevertheless I am amazed.

The Android App Player doesn’t just emulate or represent the Android operating system. It is the Android operating system. Android exists as a virtual machine on the PlayBook tablet. Most people don’t run virtual machines on their home computers, let alone a "mere" tablet.

As best i want to say that the BlackBerry PlayBook is the first tablet to run multiple operating systems simultaneously. Apart from that, bringing the Android OS to the PlayBook represents a fundamental shift in the app ecosystem.

BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet Available in the Philippines on 6 August

July 21st, 2011

Today Research In Motion has announced that BlackBerry PlayBook will be available in the Philippines on 6 August.

The BlackBerry PlayBook will come in three Wi-Fi® models, featuring 16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB of memory storage, and will be available nation-wide from authorized retail stores and mobile operators with a 12-month warranty.

The following are main specifications of BlackBerry PlayBook.

1. 7″ 1024×600 WSVGA capacitive LCD touch screen

2. Ultra-portable at less than a pound and less than one-half inch thick: 0.9 lbs (425g) and 5.1” x 7.6” x 0.4” (130mm x 194mm x 10mm)

3. 1 GHz dual-core processor

4. BlackBerry® Tablet OS with support for symmetric multiprocessing

5. MP3, AAC and WMA audio playback

6. Support for high resolution video playback (H.264, MPEG4, WMV) 1080p HDMI output

7. Dual 1080p HD cameras for video conferencing and video capture (3MP front and 5MP rear)

8. 1 GB RAM memory

10. 9. Up to 64 GB internal storage (16, 32 and 64 GB models)

11. GPS, Orientation Sensor (Accelerometer), 6-Axis Motion Sensor (Gyroscope), Digital Compass (Magnetometer)

12. Stereo speakers and stereo microphones

13. Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n) connectivity

14. Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR support

As Regional Managing Director at Research In Motion , Gregory Wade said, :"The BlackBerry PlayBook is an incredibly powerful and feature-rich tablet that is ideal for both business and personal use". So we can know that this BlackBerry PlayBook will make many people enjoyed themselves.

BlackBerry PlayBook OS v1.0.7 Update

July 20th, 2011

Recently Tablet OS V1.0.7 has unleashed for  BlackBerry PlayBook. There are some enhancements as well.

The specific changelogs are as follows:

Improved connectivity & productivity with the BlackBerry Bridge application

  • Enhanced Support for Saving Attachments – The BlackBerry® Bridge™ app offers you more flexibility around where and how you save attachments for viewing and editing. You can now save an attachment to a removable SD card, or to your BlackBerry smartphone’s internal flash memory.
  • ZIP Attachment Support – The BlackBerry Bridge app now gives you access to ZIP files received as an email attachment. While bridged, you can now download a zip file from an email to your smartphone SD card and then extract compressed contents for viewing or editing on your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.

Additional Multimedia Features

  • Portrait Support in Pictures App – With BlackBerry Tablet OS v1.0.7, pictures that you’ve taken with your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet or transferred from your PC can now be viewed in either portrait or landscape formats for the layout that best fits your needs.
  • Pinch to Zoom in Video App – Use the pinch gesture to zoom in on the finer details of your favorite video content, just like you would with a website or picture today – all while the video continues to play.

How to update to BlackBerry Tablet OS v1.0.7

Best of all, these updates are free and can be downloaded over-the-air from your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. Users who purchase and activate a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet on or after Wednesday, July 13th, 2011 will be automatically updated to v1.0.7 as part of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet setup process. Existing BlackBerry PlayBook tablet users will be presented with a software update notification on the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet status ribbon, or they can check for the software update at any time in the Settings Menu under Software Updates.

Free AIR Brower App for the BlackBerry PlayBook Now Available in BlackBerry App World

May 24th, 2011

AIR Browser AIR Brower App for the BlackBerry PlayBook is a free file explorer utility that allows PlayBook users to explore files and folders of the PlayBook and know more of the PlayBook’s file system. With the App on hand, users can browse directories, cut, copy and paste files as well as rename and delete files or folders. AIR Brower App can work smoothly on the PlayBook just like windows explorer does on a PC! 

For more info or to download AIR Brower App, just go to BlackBerry App World!