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  1. nkuza's Avatar
    "@MichaelClewley: Lots of questions about the #PlayBook 2.1 beta, they will be answered in the blog post when it's available so stay tuned!"
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    05-29-12 02:56 PM
  2. wavin's Avatar
    Yeah, it should be by July or so...
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    05-29-12 03:07 PM
  3. VishRS's Avatar
    If there is anything called OS 2.1 coming soon I won't mind FTP with bluetooth fuction.

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    05-29-12 03:17 PM
  4. nkuza's Avatar
    05-29-12 03:26 PM
  5. BB_Bmore's Avatar
    Edit* addressed
    05-29-12 03:26 PM
  6. SifJar's Avatar
    This update is targeted at Devs as it is a BETA for 2.1.

    2.1 will bring new features, just one's not mentioned or showcased predominantly at BBWC12.

    Things like:
    Wifi Bridge
    SMS Bridge
    Portrait Message App
    among other smaller improvements throughout the OS.

    This update is not a final build of 2.1, so certain features may be missing or not working to their fullest.
    You left out Android multitasking, possibly the best addition IMO.
    05-29-12 05:03 PM
  7. AVPTI's Avatar
    You left out Android multitasking, possibly the best addition IMO.
    Knew I forgot something.
    05-29-12 05:11 PM
  8. goku_vegeta's Avatar
    And personal encyption
    05-29-12 05:17 PM
  9. SlcCorrado's Avatar
    If they are scrambling they are doing it wrong. Software developers who scramble usually get egg on their face according to ancient Chinese proverb. My guess is the newest crop of students hired will be in charge of maintaining the BBOS2.1 code base. Production release shortly after BB10 smartphone debuts in Q4 coincide with the student's return to school.
    You know what I meant
    05-29-12 06:28 PM
  10. Bla1ze's Avatar
    2.1.0.560 (Dev Release candidate) <--- PlayBook
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    05-29-12 06:30 PM
  11. BackDaws's Avatar
    2.1.0.560 (Dev Release candidate) <--- PlayBook
    Where ?

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    05-29-12 06:34 PM
  12. goku_vegeta's Avatar
    2.1.0.560 (Dev Release candidate) <--- PlayBook
    Thanks for the update Bla1ze.

    As stated previously, You can be sure that if this is the Dev release candidate for the moment that RIM is probably past this revision in their internal testing already.
    05-29-12 06:46 PM
  13. BB_Bmore's Avatar
    I think we will see jaycut video editor in 2.1 as well. This I am looking forward to.
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    05-29-12 06:56 PM
  14. BB_Bmore's Avatar
    I think we will see jaycut video editor in 2.1 as well. This I am looking forward to.
    05-29-12 07:02 PM
  15. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Thanks for the update Bla1ze.

    As stated previously, You can be sure that if this is the Dev release candidate for the moment that RIM is probably past this revision in their internal testing already.

    That is.. correct. RIM themselves have a few higher builds but this release is the one that IS being tested for the DEV BETA specifically.
    05-29-12 07:22 PM
  16. the-elf's Avatar
    The one thing I do know for sure is that RIM is not wasting any time updating the old Air based UI, so lets hope that we start to see some cascades based stuff in there.
    05-29-12 07:28 PM
  17. Thunderbuck's Avatar
    I think we will see jaycut video editor in 2.1 as well. This I am looking forward to.
    I would be surprised. Pleased, yes. Possibly ecstatic.

    But DEFINITELY surprised.
    05-29-12 07:29 PM
  18. Mikhou's Avatar
    05-29-12 08:33 PM
  19. SlcCorrado's Avatar
    BLACKBERRY CEO HINTS RESEARCH IN MOTION MAY BE UP FOR SALE
    Heins took over RIM in a bad spot but, unlike chief executives from Yahoo and Hewlett-Packard, hes making the best of a bad situation. He is candid and funny and, most importantly, very honest. Heins presents a go team type of spirit that is encouraging for RIM after all the bad news the company has seen since the beginning of 2011. Sometimes a large companys CEO just needs to be its biggest cheerleader.

    That cheerleading spirit and honesty was on display in Heinss letter to investors ahead of its first quarter earnings to come out next week. He touted the attendance at the companys BlackBerry Jam earlier this month, the excitement around BlackBerry 10, the developer ecosystem (BlackBerry App World is now up to 80,000 apps) and the RIMs global user base (78 million). We know RIM is not doing well, but it still has $2.1 billion in the bank and a little runway in which to smooth things out.

    At the end of Heinss letter, he acknowledged RIMs talks with banks about its financial position.

    To further enhance our commitment to successfully completing our transformation, after the release of our year-end financial results, we engaged J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and RBC Capital Markets to assist the Company and our Board of Directors in reviewing RIMs business and financial performance. These advisors have been tasked to help us with the strategic review we referenced on our year-end financial results conference call and to evaluate the relative merits and feasibility of various financial strategies, including opportunities to leverage the BlackBerry platform through partnerships, licensing opportunities and strategic business model alternatives, Heins said.

    This may come as no surprise to industry watchers, but BlackBerry is looking to do whatever it takes to remain solvent. But, what exactly are, partnerships, licensing opportunities and strategic business model alternatives?

    Companies do not go seeking the help of J.P Morgan on a whim. Essentially, what Heins was saying is that RIM approached the banks to test the waters for a sale. If not a sale, per se, then the ability to license the actually manufacturing of BlackBerry smartphones to a different equipment manufacturer or to partner with companies to make equipment for them. For instance (and purely theoretical), a Facebook Phone built by BlackBerry.

    Strategic business model alternatives could mean just about anything. That includes getting out of the manufacturing business entirely and becoming a pure software platform provider. RIM has assets to pull that off in the areas of communications (through BlackBerry Messenger), security (BlackBerry Enterprise Server) and application development. If RIM were to choose that road, it would be a painful transition for the company and thousands of employees.

    In the letter, Heins said that RIM would be becoming a leaner machine in the near future. That means layoffs and probably a lot of them. The company has already lost a significant portion of its top executives but many of the average jobs at the company will likely go in the not-so-distant future.

    We will also continue to review RIMs organizational structure and clearly define accountabilities for all key businesses and business processes with a goal of eliminating fragmentation, duplication and inefficiencies. While there will be significant spending reductions and headcount reductions in some areas throughout the remainder of the fiscal year, we will continue to spend and hire in key areas such as those associated with the launch of BlackBerry 10, and those tied to the growth of our application developer community, Heins said.

    Essentially, RIM is cutting itself back to core competencies. BlackBerry 10, which will have to be the companys saving grace (or it will have to sell for sure), will be getting the lions share of resources in the near term. International sales and BlackBerry Messenger are two of RIMs remaining strengths and will likely get a boost too. Marketing will see a bump as well, especially as BlackBerry 10 comes to off the assembly line. Anything else outside of those areas will be ripe to be sold, lose employees or outright shut down.

    All the hopes for RIM rest with BlackBerry 10. Until that is released, RIM will be hurting and shedding money. Heinss job until that point is to keep the company afloat and explore all options, including a sale of all or part of the business.




    Where does Thorsten say they are selling?
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    05-29-12 08:35 PM
  20. BBPandy's Avatar
    Really,so are we getting the octopus keyboard on this update?!?!
    Don't refer to it as the "Octopus Keyboard"

    The Octopus Keyboard is a copy of the BlackBerry 10 Keyboard. It's bad enouph that ifans & the media will probably give apple credit for revolutionising/refining the touch keyboard, we don't need BB fans also saying that.


    ........Oh & NO I doubt that we will be getting the BB10 Keyboard on the PB untill after the BB10 phones come out.
    05-29-12 08:58 PM
  21. Ruslan Botsyurko's Avatar
    Will we have appworld via bridge?
    As far as I'm concerned RIM never mentioned a word about Bridge AppWorld, so I wouldn't expect it any time soon. By the way why do you need Bridge AppWorld anyway? To install apps on your smartphone via your tablet? Personally I don't install/update apps on my Bold every day so I can't imagine a use for such feature. Phone calls via Bridge would be nice though
    05-29-12 09:06 PM
  22. Thunderbuck's Avatar
    SMS via bridge has been listed as an upcoming feature. Whether it makes it in this apparently "feature-complete" beta is anyone's guess...
    05-29-12 09:31 PM
  23. RWWackostu's Avatar
    There will be no features missing apparently
    Just the ability to sync contacts between your BB and your PB without having to use "the cloud".

    Native email is useless without this.
    05-29-12 09:42 PM
  24. stackberry369's Avatar
    As far as I'm concerned RIM never mentioned a word about Bridge AppWorld, so I wouldn't expect it any time soon. By the way why do you need Bridge AppWorld anyway? To install apps on your smartphone via your tablet? Personally I don't install/update apps on my Bold every day so I can't imagine a use for such feature. Phone calls via Bridge would be nice though
    to install apps on my pb via bridging to phone.I don't have wifi.
    05-29-12 10:12 PM
  25. xACiD's Avatar
    As far as I'm concerned RIM never mentioned a word about Bridge AppWorld, so I wouldn't expect it any time soon. By the way why do you need Bridge AppWorld anyway? To install apps on your smartphone via your tablet? Personally I don't install/update apps on my Bold every day so I can't imagine a use for such feature. Phone calls via Bridge would be nice though
    pretty sure he meant getting app world to work over bridge. meaning accessing appworld on the pb using the phones internet (bridge) not app world on the phone.

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    Last edited by xACiD; 05-29-12 at 10:16 PM.
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    05-29-12 10:13 PM
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