Allyall Registered User
#61

This time around, RIM is placing extra emphasis on its BlackBerry App World catalog, vowing to launch BlackBerry 10 OS with more apps than any other newborn OS -- that's a special jab at Microsoft's Windows Phone. RIM has had a spotty track record in this department; its rigidity and stodgier tools helped it largely miss out on the app explosion that occurred for Apple's iOS and Google's Android platform. Nowadays, consumers consider the number of apps in a platform as much as a phone's design, camera, or display size.
As such, RIM and its older BlackBerrys have been at a significant disadvantage. Over the past year and a half, the company has aggressively hammered home the point that BlackBerry is more profitable for developers than rival platforms. At BlackBerry World, Heins said he guaranteed that developers would make $10,000 in the first year, or RIM would make up the difference.


It looks nice. Video is halfway down.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57518838-94/rim-pushes-blackberry-10-into-the-spotlight-at-blackberry-jam/

http://www.gforgames.com/gadgets/blackberry-10-preview-rim-pace-20232/

jimbobtravis Registered User
#62

hi,
can anyone please help? ive been through so many sites to try to sort this.
anyway, when i connect my blackberry playbook to my laptop via usb, it says it is connected at the bottom right of the screen, and then after a few mins, an error comes saying 'an error occured mounting blackberry volumes. please reconnect your device. (E:0x35)'

it is a nightmare and it seems that there are many people with the same issue. i can see posts on certain websites that give solutions, and some people have said that that particular solution has solved it, but i've tried them all, and had no joy.
my blackberry desktop software(which is the most recent version) doesnt show a connection at all
i am running off windows 7 64bit
solutions i've tried are

rebooting playbook
turning off wifi
changing TCP/IP NetBIOS
client for mcrosoft networks

and many other things i just cant think of at the minute.


hope someone can help.

cookie1977 Registered User
#63

Have you tried different USB ports?
Uninstall Desktop software and reinstall it and test again

Newimperial Registered User
#64

Well Blackberry No2 has died on me. This time the OS seems to have been the culprit. The problem I pressed the power button, the playbook is shutting down message was displayed so I put it in the press. Came back to use it again after an hour or so, guess what the Playbook message was still on the screen. There's another message behind that warning battery at 1%. Anyhow got a refund today from PC World.
Now the thing is that I have got used to the convenience of having a tablet. I'm thinking about the Samsung Galaxy. It's more expensive and has less memory but its overall smaller though the screen is the same. Anyone know if there are any good?

cookie1977 Registered User
#65

Newimperial said:
Well Blackberry No2 has died on me. This time the OS seems to have been the culprit. The problem I pressed the power button, the playbook is shutting down message was displayed so I put it in the press. Came back to use it again after an hour or so, guess what the Playbook message was still on the screen. There's another message behind that warning battery at 1%. Anyhow got a refund today from PC World.
Now the thing is that I have got used to the convenience of having a tablet. I'm thinking about the Samsung Galaxy. It's more expensive and has less memory but its overall smaller though the screen is the same. Anyone know if there are any good?


Ask over in the android section.

cookie1977 Registered User
#66

PlayBook OS 2.1 officially released (OS v2.1.0.1032). Downloading now and will post thoughts later. If you've a BlackBerry smartphone dont forget to update your Bridge app to version 2.1.0.26.

The update looks to include:

Allows PIM (Messages, Calendar, Contacts) to be viewed in portrait orientation

PIM - Deep Folder Hierarchy. Previously, if a customer had multiple nested folders within email

Allows for WiFi to be used for Bridge between 2 devices if they're on the same WiFi network

BlackBerry Bridge will now support viewing SMS messages on the PlayBook

Print to Go will now work across different networks

Android apps will now be run in separate windows instead of one window for every Android app

Android apps will now have the ability to use the PlayBook camera

A customer will now be able to make in-app payments within Android apps

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Allyall Registered User
#67

I don't know if this has already been posted or not..

Box are giving away 50GB free storage space to BlackBerry Owners. (And a few others) Up to New Years Eve.

It is Not Downgradeable, so you will have at least that 50GB free for Life.

https://support.box.com/entries/20768867-box-50-gb-promotion-faqs

cookie1977 Registered User
#68

Yes, that's been available for a while now. I prefer sugarsync. One great app for accessing most cloud services as well as playbook and blackberry smartphone memory is "files and Folders" in appworld for PlayBook. Excellent app.

The_B_Man Registered User
#69

I use my playbook constantly. Its brilliant for watching films and tv shows on.
I leave it under my pillow and its dead handy for browsing.

Lately ive figured out how to use magnet links with aTorrent so thats resolved the main problem i had whereby id need to download stuff on my laptop and transfer it. Now i havent used my laptop in a week.

I also have a developer account and a rooted android phone so i can convert android apks to bars easily. Of course, thats only needed when i cant get the bar online and install with localbar2 connected to the proxy app on my phone!

My missus also has a playbook and the video chat is top quality. The only downside is the lack of usb otg, expandable storage, and the terrible autocorrect!!

lindtee Registered User
#70

^^Could you let me know how to use the atorrent? Would be very handy. I wouldn't really watch much on the tablet itself, but the quality when you connect it to the TV is fantastic.
Lately I have been finding it great for researching for essays/assignments. And I have saved a lot of the pdf notes from lecturers on it rather than printing them out (saving me the 5c per sheet charge!) Hate reading things from a laptop but the size and portability of the playbook is great for this.

cookie1977 Registered User
#71

If you're not already using it then check out Print To Go which I find so handy for printing any file straight to the Playbook (turns the file into a pdf). Very handy indeed:

http://us.blackberry.com/software/desktop/print-to-go.html

billy few mates Registered User
#72

Thanks, I'll give that a go cookie.

Out of interest how do I save a PDF to it...?
I received one in an e-mail and I opened it but I couldn't find a way to just save it to the PB.....

cookie1977 Registered User
#73

If you opened it it should be in the documents folder on the playbook

The_B_Man Registered User
#74

lindtee said:
^^Could you let me know how to use the atorrent? Would be very handy. I wouldn't really watch much on the tablet itself, but the quality when you connect it to the TV is fantastic.
Lately I have been finding it great for researching for essays/assignments. And I have saved a lot of the pdf notes from lecturers on it rather than printing them out (saving me the 5c per sheet charge!) Hate reading things from a laptop but the size and portability of the playbook is great for this.


I just sideloaded it.
I can't remember if I got the BAR online or if I got the android APK and converted it, but ye, just side load it and ur sorted.
TIP: Use the android browser to look for stuff to download, coz clicking magnet links on the PB browser wont launch the app.
PS, its slow as hell!!! How RIM managed to make the read/write speeds of the PB so slow I'll never understand!

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cookie1977 Registered User
#75

I like the dolphin browser on the playbook (works over bridge too). Very quick and highly customisable. I too dislike (borderline hate) the PB browser. I hope it'll be dramatically improved come BB10.

If you really want to us the PB browser only then turn off java script (although this doesn't help with some sights that need it) and it should noticeable speed up.

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