06-04-2011 01:58 AM - edited 06-04-2011 02:36 AM
06-04-2011 06:51 AM
06-04-2011 12:06 PM
support for stereo bluetooth audio
on screen phone controls to make, receive and control (ie mute/hold) calls from bridged phone
cursor control and full fledged spell check
add custom tabs and custom folders to home screen for needed app grouping/organization
complete interconnectivity between email, contacts and calendar such as lookup or add a new contact from the address in email message
rotate and rename pictures from the picture viewer
Blackberry Password Keeper (bridged or standalone with ability to import from phone)
Blackberry Wallet (bridged or ability to import from phone)
All airline, hotel and rental car apps and native turn by turn GPS app (provide complete travel support for mobile professionals)
Remote Desktop Connection, Network directory browsing, full fledged VPN, and native FTP client
Skype, Kindle, Netflix.
Those are mine.
06-05-2011 10:31 AM
06-05-2011 02:24 PM
I am puzzled as to why people care so much about native email when they can just bridge to their Blackberry smartphone to access email from there... of course if you don't have a smartphone it could be a problem, but if not I'm puzzled as to why someone would buy a Playbook, because the duo is a winner. Also isn't BBM more easily used on the smartphone? Not good enough? To me the Blackberry keyboard is the whole reason people like Blackberrys.
06-05-2011 02:33 PM
Thanks Jgoldman, but could you trim it down to two or three top priorities (functions) that are so important they make the Playbook completely useless to you? Your post almost looks like getting back into low level nitpicking again. I think that as tboyd suggests, lets start with the basics... just make it do what the phone does reliably - OS6 - then grow from there. In other words if it cant even do that much, we may as well just stick with our phones.
I'd be happy with just a smartphone magnifying glass (in other words - develop Bridge first so it is functional and reliable and useful) for now and then expand.
06-05-2011 02:38 PM
06-05-2011 04:59 PM
06-07-2011 03:58 PM
Well, the new OS update came out today and they did not FIX IT!, still can't open .mpg, can't open .txt attachments, can't open .html attachments. MY BOLD HAD GOT PB BEAT HANDS DOWN!, only thing is I own a PB and can't use the big screen and do what my BOLD with OS6 can do. I GUESS THEY ARE NOT LISTENING TO US!
08-10-2011 04:13 PM
Skype, Kindle, Netflix.
For the Amazon Kindle, you can use the online web browser: