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  1. Angelo_Campher's Avatar
    This is only an issue for those who don't have BB phones. I don't blame RIM for not giving it priority.
    I'm sure it is one of their priorities. BBM is a major selling point for RIM and not having it on their tablet is definitely hurting them.
    01-09-12 06:32 PM
  2. dejanh's Avatar
    Is that official? I mean, those are not small changes. No video store in Canada would definitely be a bummer.
    I think you misunderstood my post...none of the features that I listed there will be available, no wireless streaming (DLNA), no external storage access, and no video store for Canada (for now anyway).
    Last edited by dejanh; 01-09-12 at 06:38 PM.
    01-09-12 06:32 PM
  3. Thunderbuck's Avatar
    Maybe it is the lawyer in me, but I couldn't help noticing that the press release stated that OS 2.0 "is expected to be" released in February. I was filled with immediate disquiet; that wasn't exactly a confident pronouncement.
    Safe to say, if they're demo-ing this week it's close to complete. Possibly "completely complete" and just waiting on a green light for release.
    01-09-12 06:46 PM
  4. ralfyguy's Avatar
    I'm not sure that there will be no external storage support. Just because they didn't mention it in the press release doesn't meanit won't have it. Same applies to A2DP. Wasn't mentioned either but is in the beta.
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    01-09-12 06:51 PM
  5. taylortbb's Avatar
    I'm not sure that there will be no external storage support. Just because they didn't mention it in the press release doesn't meanit won't have it. Same applies to A2DP. Wasn't mentioned either but is in the beta.
    This.

    Pulling apart the beta makes it absolutely 100% clear that RIM is working on USB OTG support. The fact it works on a rooted device isn't because the rooters added it, they just enabled it in its current beta state wheras RIM is waiting for it to be finished. Given the current progress I think OTG in 2.0 is very likely, if not it'll probably show up soon after in a 2.1 or something.
    01-09-12 06:57 PM
  6. mandony's Avatar
    Where do they mention
    1) native email
    2) android apps and app store
    3) additional multi-language support
    4) print 'from PB' or only print 'to PB'>
    ?

    I do like HTML-type email
    01-09-12 07:05 PM
  7. Alex_Hong's Avatar
    i was hoping the apps are all on hold because they are waiting for os 2.0. from the press release, it seems that way. which is great. come feb, the playbook will feel like a brand new device again.

    favourite feature,
    remote control bridge with bb phone
    more apps. (zinio! my heart lit up when i saw this)
    01-09-12 07:06 PM
  8. peter9477's Avatar
    Where do they mention
    1) native email
    Did you mistype that? Obviously the native email stuff was the first item mentioned.

    Or were you thinking that because the term "native" wasn't used, they're playing some sort of trick here? Trust me, that's absolutely not the case... heck, we've seen the code in the beta for this for months now... All the things mentioned could not be done on the phone and merely accessed through bridge. This is the PlayBook native email, no question about it.
    01-09-12 07:27 PM
  9. d-laybook's Avatar
    The press release says its a video store front so I am wondering if they are going to announce a partnership with a movie/tv provider to use their service through our bb id's.

    It would be alot easier than trying to set up a video store from scratch and getting caught up to the others who are so far ahead of them.
    01-09-12 07:39 PM
  10. southlander's Avatar
    I'm sure it is one of their priorities. BBM is a major selling point for RIM and not having it on their tablet is definitely hurting them.
    Maybe globally. But in the US I think the apps situation needs the most attention. And by apps I just mean getting the key ones on board like NetFlix, Skype, etc. And content is a big deal too, more so than BBM in the US. I think anyhow.
    Last edited by southlander; 01-09-12 at 08:23 PM.
    01-09-12 08:21 PM
  11. anthogag's Avatar
    this is great. i switched from ios in mid november when i got my playbook, sold the iphone and got a curve 3G 9300. i didnt lie the keyboard so i sold it and bought a 9860 thinking i would like it better as i came from the all touch iphone. i hated the 9860 so i sold it and bought a 9810 but in a few weeks im getting the 9900. at this point with the new keyboard sharing, trackpad control and so on i must say one thing.

    i am so glad i am not an owner of a 98xx model!


    98xx users are flexible,...and patient
    homer1475 likes this.
    01-09-12 08:25 PM
  12. elphie28's Avatar
    I hope PB sale go thru the roof !!!!!
    I did my part! i have a 16 gb PB nd just ordered a 64 gb in advance of all of the great things to come. Video store.......yea!!
    01-09-12 08:42 PM
  13. Optimus-Prime-618's Avatar
    I hope PB sale go thru the roof !!!!!
    Im thinking about getting another one
    01-09-12 08:49 PM
  14. FMB8900's Avatar
    it would be awesome if RIM pulled an "oh, and one more thing" and made it all available for download before February...
    LOL that was cute.

    RIP SJ
    compaq1 likes this.
    01-09-12 08:59 PM
  15. Roustermiller's Avatar
    no bbm man I was looking forward to getting that I don't have a bb phone well I guess no bbm for me
    01-09-12 09:06 PM
  16. FMB8900's Avatar
    [YT]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKEg5a_dxrM[/YT]
    01-09-12 10:09 PM
  17. BBOttawa's Avatar
    RIM will not give away BBM for free to people who don't own BB phones, it's a key differentiator in world markets outside of the US where it's huge. Anyone who has a BB can use BBM on their PB, anyone who doesn't own a BB does not get BBM as per usual, no big deal, if you want it buy a BB7 or BBOS10 phone
    jivegirl14 likes this.
    01-09-12 10:43 PM
  18. tofo17's Avatar
    Check out the demo video in the OS forum, it blew my mind:
    http://forums.crackberry.com/blackbe...2-demo-687327/
    01-09-12 11:00 PM
  19. frfghtr's Avatar
    Wow! In the Feb OS2 release, its going to feel like I got a brand new PB tablet and need to check out all the new features, short cuts and options. An upgrade of this magnitude is probably rare in the tech world for a nearly year-old tablet and will boost interest in BB phones and tablets for 2012 and on. The beta testers will finally be rewarded.
    We all know it was released too early, so let's say it was born premature and put in an incubator till it reached full term.

    Honey, our baby is finally coming home.
    jafobabe and AggreX like this.
    01-09-12 11:11 PM
  20. Ghostnyc's Avatar
    Was "Native Email" mentioned in any of the information released?
    01-10-12 12:06 AM
  21. TheScionicMan's Avatar
    Was "Native Email" mentioned in any of the information released?
    And then some...

    Advanced Messaging Experience:

    New unified inbox - a powerful unified inbox within the built-in messaging app allows users to quickly manage their personal email and work email accounts as well as the messaging capabilities of popular social networking sites like Twitter«, LinkedIn« and others - all in one place.
    Multi-tasking within email - by extending the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet's multitasking capabilities to 'tabbed email', users are able to reference one email while they compose another.
    Rich-text email composing and editing - new features within the Messages app enable users to benefit from full support of fonts, formatting and editing of email threads, offering a robust email experience similar to that of a PC or laptop.
    Inbox management tools - allows for powerful inbox search across multiple email accounts, as well as the ability to set out-of-office messages and email signatures directly from their tablet.

    Deep Integration of Social Relationships:

    Innovative people-centric calendar - in addition to standard calendar features that help users plan and organize their day, the powerful built-in Calendar app provides the unique ability for users to view their calendar by who they are meeting with that day and review valuable information about that contact. Information is consolidated automatically from social networking sites about that contact and/or their company.
    Relationship-centric contacts app - more than just an address book, the new built-in Contacts app serves as a social hub - merging and consolidating information from multiple sources (including email and social channels) into one contact file for each person in their address book. Each contact file includes information such as recent status updates, conversations, related news articles and mutual contacts that are kept up-to-date automatically.
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    01-10-12 12:23 AM
  22. biggulpseh's Avatar
    And then some...
    hahahahahahahahaaha
    01-10-12 02:29 AM
  23. Superfly_FR's Avatar
    So there we go, Playbook age 1.
    Love that, can't wait; hopefully we'll get a beta ? (just dreamin')
    01-10-12 04:00 AM
  24. Matt J's Avatar
    ...and who said the Playbook is dead???
    Dead?! LOL! This will be the most advanced tablet on the market!
    alnamvet68 likes this.
    01-10-12 04:54 AM
  25. alnamvet68's Avatar
    Check out the demo video in the OS forum, it blew my mind:
    http://forums.crackberry.com/blackbe...2-demo-687327/
    Why is the video "PRIVATE?"
    01-10-12 05:04 AM
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