10-04-12 06:22 AM
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  1. timmy t's Avatar
    I can personally see no problems whatsoever with the new release. Since the hardware is presumably the same and the OS did a full install, I assume, I cannot see why so many other people are having problems.
    I don`t sideload apps but the ones that I do use are all working properly, I can send SMS messages via the bridge which I used for the first time today. My contacts are all there. No data that I am aware of got lost. The Bing maps works. Portrait email works. The camera works. Slacker radio works, and through my BB Music Gateway too. I can connect to the phone through Bluetooth, obviously.

    Battery usage is hard to tell since I tend to just plug it in at home and work anyway.

    So here is a positive posting about the new upgrade.

    Edit: Also, my emails are all there although it took a few minutes for them to show up.
    Last edited by timmy t; 10-03-12 at 09:14 PM.
    10-03-12 08:57 PM
  2. insyncro's Avatar
    Same here.
    Faster, smoother.....very happy.
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    10-03-12 09:05 PM
  3. ambarmetta's Avatar
    Copy that, OP. 100% satisfied with what was offered.

    the only thing that might be nice would be bbm groups support, but that's not what i expected. of the sideloaded android apps installed previously, all that i've used work fine (google voice, kindle app, a few games.)

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9930 using Tapatalk
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    10-03-12 09:13 PM
  4. bb624's Avatar
    Ditto...no problems at all. Very happy with update.
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    10-03-12 09:19 PM
  5. pmccartney's Avatar
    Downloaded & Installed directly over the latest beta and everything works as expected. I have many side loaded apps, emails, cals, contacts, PB apps, bridged functions etc.
    Just lucky I guess.
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    10-03-12 09:20 PM
  6. world saviour's Avatar
    Same here no problems other than one app so far (Stellarium) locks up, I'm going to delete and reinstall that when I get home. I'm happy.
    10-03-12 09:23 PM
  7. jamesharmeling's Avatar
    Works great. Lost nothing. Love the enhancements. A great tablet just got better.
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    10-03-12 09:52 PM
  8. TommyBB's Avatar
    I can personally see no problems whatsoever with the new release. Since the hardware is presumably the same and the OS did a full install, I assume, I cannot see why so many other people are having problems.
    I don`t sideload apps but the ones that I do use are all working properly, I can send SMS messages via the bridge which I used for the first time today. My contacts are all there. No data that I am aware of got lost. The Bing maps works. Portrait email works. The camera works. Slacker radio works, and through my BB Music Gateway too. I can connect to the phone through Bluetooth, obviously.

    Battery usage is hard to tell since I tend to just plug it in at home and work anyway.

    So here is a positive posting about the new upgrade.

    Edit: Also, my emails are all there although it took a few minutes for them to show up.

    Same here.
    Faster, smoother.....very happy.
    Ditto...no problems at all. Very happy with update.
    Downloaded & Installed directly over the latest beta and everything works as expected. I have many side loaded apps, emails, cals, contacts, PB apps, bridged functions etc.
    Just lucky I guess.
    Works great. Lost nothing. Love the enhancements. A great tablet just got better.
    Amen. Three PB's, three happy endings for me!
    10-03-12 10:02 PM
  9. southlander's Avatar
    looks good to me.

    Sent from my BlackBerry Runtime for Android Apps using Tapatalk 2
    10-03-12 10:05 PM
  10. der_mit's Avatar
    Add me to the "happy" list,
    Browser is way faster compared to .668 , Apps all working as they should.
    10-03-12 10:05 PM
  11. pragnesh89's Avatar
    Everything's fine for me as well. The only thing that sucks for me is that battery life seems to be the same. No improvements on my PB as far as I know. 10 minutes of playing Fantasy Island seems to drain about 10% of battery
    10-03-12 10:08 PM
  12. BB_Bmore's Avatar
    Same here everything works just as it should. I do side loading though, and they work just fine. All in all I think RIM did a great job. As happy as I am with the OS and I still get a huge update down the road

    PlayBook owners got it made. That's why I bought a couple of them
    10-03-12 10:08 PM
  13. piman02's Avatar
    Same with me also, no complaints at all so far. I am a very happy blackberry playbook user!
    10-03-12 10:08 PM
  14. jamesharmeling's Avatar
    Not only was the update awesome, it has also made me a better husband, the sky was bluer today, eggs tasted better, van ran smooth, kids are listening and Mitt Romney is smashing Obama in the debate tonight. A purely blissful day for me all around!!!
    10-03-12 10:12 PM
  15. o. l. t.'s Avatar
    I did the update and can't tell any changes, which is usually a good thing...... most updates break things. I am not able to report any issues thus far.
    Last edited by o. l. t.; 10-03-12 at 10:24 PM.
    10-03-12 10:14 PM
  16. Bob80220's Avatar
    I am also a very happy camper with the new OS 2.1 upgrade...and the new Bridge app as well. Everything has been flowing smoothly right after installation. I feel bad for those who are having issues, but for whatever the reason is they are clearly in the minority. As someone stated earlier the enhancements made a great tablet even better. I'm so looking forward to BB 10...

    Bob
    10-03-12 10:17 PM
  17. elmit22's Avatar
    MINE AS WELL
    downloaded and installed and worked straight away well done RIMM
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    10-03-12 10:21 PM
  18. TommyBB's Avatar
    Everything's fine for me as well. The only thing that sucks for me is that battery life seems to be the same. No improvements on my PB as far as I know. 10 minutes of playing Fantasy Island seems to drain about 10% of battery
    I wonder if the app itself is a power hog?

    Not only was the update awesome, it has also made me a better husband, the sky was bluer today, eggs tasted better, van ran smooth, kids are listening and Mitt Romney is smashing Obama in the debate tonight. A purely blissful day for me all around!!!
    LOL!

    How are you sending SMS text via bridge?

    I did the update and can't tell any changes, which is usually a good thing...... most updates break things. I am not able to report any issues thus far. I do not however see a way to SMS text over bridge. In my contacts the numbers are black not hyperlinked and no options so I was trying to figure out what you were speaking of.
    I was actually sending email and sms via bridge accidentally. I had forgotten to activate my PB's wifi. Is email and sms via bridge an issue now too?

    I am also a very happy camper with the new OS 2.1 upgrade...and the new Bridge app as well. Everything has been flowing smoothly right after installation. I feel bad for those who are having issues, but for whatever the reason is they are clearly in the minority. As someone stated earlier the enhancements made a great tablet even better. I'm so looking forward to BB 10...

    Bob
    A big YEAH to BB10! Can't wait is right!
    10-03-12 10:27 PM
  19. samson47's Avatar
    AOK by me. Worked fine.
    10-03-12 10:27 PM
  20. pragnesh89's Avatar
    I wonder if the app itself is a power hog?

    Hard to tell. I feel as if Wifi is the issue here. I think even without playing fantasy islands, the most battery I will get is about 4 hours. Don't know if that's normal.
    10-03-12 10:41 PM
  21. kill_9's Avatar
    Not only was the update awesome, it has also made me a better husband, the sky was bluer today, eggs tasted better, van ran smooth, kids are listening and Mitt Romney is smashing Obama in the debate tonight. A purely blissful day for me all around!!!
    For a moment I thought I was reading something written by James Stewart as George Bailey in "It's a Wonderful Life." Thank you for the humour.
    10-04-12 12:17 AM
  22. ralfyguy's Avatar
    Do any of you still have the FB friends Birthday entries in the calendar app?
    10-04-12 12:22 AM
  23. BBOttawa's Avatar
    All good so far, only a few hours in so haven't checked every app out.
    10-04-12 12:23 AM
  24. BB_Phoenix's Avatar
    I've been using it all day. No issues at all.
    10-04-12 12:25 AM
  25. Ishaq786's Avatar
    Hard to tell. I feel as if Wifi is the issue here. I think even without playing fantasy islands, the most battery I will get is about 4 hours. Don't know if that's normal.
    I get about 5-6 hours with heavy usage. Try lowering the brightness of your screen and switch off wi-fi and bluetooth when not needed.

    Yeah some of these games are real power hungry.
    10-04-12 12:29 AM
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