1. DoctorNeutron's Avatar
    Ironic, lame, useful, what? In view of the 2.1 debacle in which some users' calendars
    and contacts were lost, is this a fix or is it rubbing salt into our wounds? Anyone brave
    enough to try it? Tell me it does MUCH, MUCH more than coach the user to locate,
    push, and download ! Doc Neutron
    Last edited by DoctorNeutron; 10-19-12 at 10:11 AM.
    10-18-12 08:23 PM
  2. diegonei's Avatar
    What are you talking about?
    10-18-12 09:22 PM
  3. DoctorNeutron's Avatar
    New App from RIM "Upgrade"-img_00000101.jpgNew App from RIM "Upgrade"-img_00000100.jpgI'm talking about a new PB app called "Upgrade" authored by RIM itself.
    I loaded it yesterday. Sorry all my plugins are wacked right now and I
    cannot say my PB screen shots are AOK. To my above rant I guess we should
    add the category "hoax". I agree that it maybe should eventually be placed
    under apps, but not yet. Doc Neutron
    Last edited by DoctorNeutron; 10-18-12 at 11:01 PM.
    10-18-12 10:19 PM
  4. Kandoo-BB's Avatar
    I thought it was a joke and then when I downloaded and launched I was sure it was a joke Good one RIM!!!!
    linza79 likes this.
    10-19-12 12:31 AM
  5. Zildjian71's Avatar
    OK this is Canadian humor, right....right?

    Its just a picture that tells you to tap the Upgrade Available icon when it shows up...

    ...so I'm at Starbucks and the hot barrista chick asks me if I got the latest PlayBook update and I say "they got an app for that."

    I know dumb joke, hey I'm only going with the FLOW here...
    madman0141 likes this.
    10-19-12 01:05 AM
  6. Innovatology's Avatar
    Indeed a strange way of communicating with your customers . Even weirder: according to the app it solves the problem people are having downloading from App World. So if you can't download from App World, how do you get this app? Chicken and egg, or catch-22?
    10-19-12 03:03 AM
  7. TheScionicMan's Avatar
    Will this work on my 9700?
    wu-wei likes this.
    10-19-12 03:42 AM
  8. recompile's Avatar
    Even weirder: according to the app it solves the problem people are having downloading from App World.
    I'm up-to-date, yet AppWorld is slower than it has ever been. Normally, I expect it to take 5-10 minutes to download a large app.

    I'm at 247 of 348 right now, after about three-hours.

    Whatever the problem is, let's hope they get this, and other AppWorld problems, sorted before they launch BB10. I can only imagine how the flood of new customers will react!
    10-19-12 05:00 PM
  9. rupam95's Avatar
    C'mon guys. They worked really, really hard to get this app out to users. You should be glad that it's a Native App and not an android port.
    Zildjian71 and world saviour like this.
    10-19-12 05:03 PM
  10. world saviour's Avatar
    Where can I find this app?
    10-19-12 05:59 PM
  11. BB_Bmore's Avatar
    waiting for the follow up app....PlayBook for dummies
    10-19-12 06:19 PM
  12. madman0141's Avatar
    I paid $3.99 for this upgrade and now when I turn on my PlayBook it connects only to itunes. What gives?
    10-19-12 06:40 PM
  13. Wasp14's Avatar
    Is this a really early April fool's prank on RIM's part?
    Tha.Housewife likes this.
    10-19-12 06:43 PM
  14. DoctorNeutron's Avatar
    [QUOTE=world saviour;7685324]Where can I find this app?[/QUOTE
    First of all, this app does in fact exist on my PB, as I have tried to show via
    the screen shots above. Secondly, I have executed it several times; finally,
    I can state that when I touch any of the really large "buttons" nothing happens.

    I have not found this puppy anywhere in App World. I owe my sanity to those
    of you that have spoken up.

    Let us not get upset with the folks who created it - they have jobs and families they love.
    Sometimes management really messes things up. Doc Neutron
    10-19-12 07:19 PM
  15. Tha.Housewife's Avatar
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ID:	123323I'm talking about a new PB app called "Upgrade" authored by RIM itself.
    I loaded it yesterday. Sorry all my plugins are wacked right now and I
    cannot say my PB screen shots are AOK. To my above rant I guess we should
    add the category "hoax". I agree that it maybe should eventually be placed
    under apps, but not yet. Doc Neutron
    jeeezus...how many cam apps do u have... lol .. looks like a voyer..jk
    Hanniel likes this.
    10-19-12 08:16 PM
  16. DoctorNeutron's Avatar
    I am old but I'm not dead....Seriously, I collect and try to evaluate apps.
    I have lost count, but it is well into the 300s. However, I simply do not understand
    Apple's claims of hundreds of thousands of apps. Doc Neutron
    stillpointworks likes this.
    10-19-12 10:36 PM
  17. Zildjian71's Avatar
    OK here's the Web link:

    Free Check for Updates - Download Check for Updates - Free Apps from BlackBerry App World

    This is the real meal deal! They actually do have an app for that
    DoctorNeutron likes this.
    10-19-12 10:38 PM
  18. Zildjian71's Avatar
    I think either Howard Stern or Jimmy Kimmel put RIM up to this...
    10-19-12 10:53 PM
  19. BerryClever's Avatar
    I think that "app" or rather picture should be part of the OS rather than downloaded via App World... since, you know, it supposedly fixes the problem of downloading apps on App World.

    Maybe next they will make an app to show how to power on the PlayBook.

    "Are you having trouble getting your playbook powered on?"...
    10-20-12 12:10 AM
  20. FF22's Avatar
    Do Canadians celebrate April 1 for a week in October?
    meganVee likes this.
    10-20-12 12:33 AM
  21. nnomad's Avatar
    Next up, "How to turn on your Playbook" Catch 22 app.
    FF22 and Innovatology like this.
    10-20-12 02:32 AM
  22. fcch's Avatar
    I suppose it's the Appworld trying to up the number of available appications by putting out an app just as useful as may we find in the apple store
    10-20-12 01:14 PM
  23. Tha.Housewife's Avatar
    lol that's moronicly awesome. roflmao!!!
    fcch likes this.
    10-20-12 01:29 PM
  24. Zildjian71's Avatar
    Hey maybe they're providing some diversion while we patiently wait for our beloved BB10
    10-20-12 04:30 PM
  25. mzceetee's Avatar
    Awww I see.{Playbook) for dummies app...I get it now
    10-20-12 07:31 PM

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