New user, advice appreciated
I just bought my Playbook and would like the forum to help me get the most out of it.
I use my droid tablet daily at work and mainly just use docs to go and evernote. I bought the playbook to bridge with my bold and separate work from personal. At 199 I couldn't go wrong.
- 12-18-2011, 11:12 AM #2
Welcome to the forum for Playbook!
click on the link below my signature for Newbie Tips and Tricks for Playbook! This was complied by the users here on the forum
Last edited by jafobabe; 12-18-2011 at 11:15 AM.
- 12-18-2011, 11:16 AM #3
well, you must try sms bridge, its an app from app world you install on your BB phone and presto, sms texts on your playbook from ur phone. its cool.
are you running the beta OS2 on your playbook? if not try it. its great now. folders to oranize apps. faster browser. customizable dock and run android apps. its very cool
all in all the playbook is great, and the size makes it great for portability. being a BB phone owner u are going to love the playbook.
and u will love these forums, the people are great.
- 12-18-2011, 11:37 AM #5
not just blackberry bridge, but sms bridge. its seperate app from a dev. i think it was .99 you wont get sms on the playbook without it.
keep it coming, i learn more and more in these threads. love it.
also if ur a news dude like me, check bb's news reader. its cool.
- CrackBerry Genius
12-18-2011, 11:52 AM #7
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If your a relative newbie I would stay away from the DELEVOPER BETA. Not to sure about the recent release, but the last build crashed a lot and caused more frustration then it was worth.Cell Phone History:Motorola Bag phone > Motorola Star Tac gen1 > Motorola Star Tac gen 2 > Motorola Razr > BlackBerry Pearl(8110) > Iphone gen1 > BlackBerry Curve(8310 Red) > BlackBerry Torch(9800 Black) > BlackBerry Torch II(9810 Gunmetal Silver) > BlackBerry Bold 9900) > BlackBerry Z10(STL100-3 Black)
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- CrackBerry Genius
12-18-2011, 12:05 PM #8
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I would avoid the beta too. I tried the latest one and just like the previous betas, I am going to revert back to the stock os. The browser in the beta is still a bit buggy and the current 1.0.8 stock OS has more recent versions of Adobe Flash and Adobe Air.
In addition, the beta has less memory available to running programs because of the Android player. I hope that when OS 2 is released we will have the option not to have the Android player and instead have more memory for running Playbook programs.
- 12-18-2011, 02:52 PM #10
i say get the new beta, i agreed wih the others about the last one. im tech support for a living so i am picky about things, but the newest one kicks. better browser, brigde works great now, typing on the keyboard is much better and having the ability to sideload android apps is cool too.
gerting the beta is easy, sign up in the rim site, then all good. and if u dont like it you can always go back. but i vote do it.
- CrackBerry Genius of Geniuses
12-18-2011, 03:00 PM #11
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12-18-2011, 03:03 PM #12
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beta's and button
I agree to stay away from the beta as a newbie. Wondering how your stock OS is working and stable. I'll assume its 1.08? Also the newer tablets have the fixed power button.
Did you notice a difference if your familiar with the recessed one. Good luck...it's a solid form factor.
Ok I have another question, what apps can i get that run on the bridge? can i get a map app. and if someone knows evernote can I import all my notes to set on the device? or do I have to access through wifi? also can I access evernote through the bridge?
- CrackBerry Addict
12-18-2011, 03:19 PM #14
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Many apps can run thru bridge now. I didnt know you could sms but if that is in the beta I can only hope it will be there in the 2.0 release slated for feb. I hope RIM meets this deadline for once.Purchased Playbook Day One with $$cash$$ and shot the guy who I bought it from, burned down the best buy, and uploaded a virus on their system to delete any evidence - because thats how I roll. I haven't regretted the decision.
Please don't suggest I buy an iFad or roid.
I've been cruising the forum and see we can add droid apps. I will wait for the official release of 2.0 but it is good to know I will be able to use the apps I have. also my bridge apps icons seem to have disappeared.
Last edited by KennethD; 12-18-2011 at 04:25 PM.
- 12-18-2011, 06:15 PM #21
Yeppers .... then when you bridge your phone to the PB, you can see any sms messages in the Bridge Tab on your playbook. The SMS app takes the sms messages and converts it to an email that you can access on the PB, as an email.
At least that's what I understood from the directions on the SMS App.
I'm not going to purchase this App until I see what the offical OS2 brings.
Last edited by jafobabe; 12-18-2011 at 06:21 PM.
- 12-18-2011, 06:23 PM #23
BUT.... if you have a map on your phone, you could use the Phone Remote App to access everything on your phone from the Playbook.
I do have the Phone Remote. It is useful and worth the money.
Last edited by jafobabe; 12-18-2011 at 06:26 PM.
12-18-2011, 06:59 PM #25
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