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derrickblogs
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎04-18-2012
My Device: Blackberry Playbook Tablet
My Carrier: Cricket

Silverlight For Blackberry Tablet Playbook? Where is it?

I can say I am very unhappy about this matter, not to mention I purchased this because people were bragging about this OS as if it had everything that the business world would offer now, i'm finding out that Blackberry does not even offer a fix or anything compatible for users to get this is insane how can you call yourself a businesss platform and not have silverlight which 70% of business's in the web business are using this, to my knowledge Windows offers about everything that a business person would want why  is this an issue, I know one thing I just got the Playbook and I thought this was no issue, if I am not getting a response as to why I have to speak on a forum instead you guys should have been fixed this problem.

 

Make a Silverlight fix or app that will allow people to run on there systems for Blackberry users, we should not have to beg for service, if I see that blackberry is not to to standards, then I am going to resell my system and get a regular laptop with Windows and deal with this myself, in such away.

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Innovatology
Posts: 1,280
Registered: ‎03-03-2011
My Device: Playbook, Z10, Q10, Z30 with Files & Folders and Orbit of course
My Carrier: Vodafone

Re: Silverlight For Blackberry Tablet Playbook? Where is it?

Silverlight is a proprietary Microsoft product, not a RIM product. It's not available on any modern mobile platform, even in Windows 8 Metro, and the future of the Silverlight plugin is uncertain at best. Development of Moonlight, the Mac/Linux port has even stopped.

 

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taylortbb
Posts: 137
Registered: ‎10-26-2010
My Device: Bold 9900 + PlayBook
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: Silverlight For Blackberry Tablet Playbook? Where is it?

Silverlight isn't for mobile platforms. It's for laptops and desktops. If you need a laptop or desktop then you shouldn't be buying a PlayBook, iPad, or any other tablet because none of them will do what you want. Don't expect this to get "fixed", even Microsoft's mobile platforms don't support Silverlight.
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jtegen
Posts: 6,541
Registered: ‎10-27-2010
My Device: HTC One, PlayBook, LE Z10, DE Q10
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Silverlight For Blackberry Tablet Playbook? Where is it?

Where does the "70% of business website use Silverlight" come from? I rarely see Silverlight and I go to business website all the time. Silverlight is being phased out and MS has slowed development on it for some time.
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jarviser
Posts: 1,625
Registered: ‎02-28-2012
My Device: Two PB's

Re: Silverlight For Blackberry Tablet Playbook? Where is it?


jtegen wrote:
Where does the "70% of business website use Silverlight" come from? ....


Probably microsoft. Shame on mozilla and their like for providing plug'ins.  WC3 define standards ie html5 not MS and web designers should not pander to them.  I delete silverlight from my windows lappy and never had a problem. I ignore sites that claim my browser is "not supported" even if it means changing banks.

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aandras
Posts: 2,359
Registered: ‎04-19-2011
My Device: Z10 & Playbook
My Carrier: Verizon Wireless

Re: Silverlight For Blackberry Tablet Playbook? Where is it?


derrickblogs wrote:

I can say I am very unhappy about this matter, not to mention I purchased this because people were bragging about this OS as if it had everything that the business world would offer now, i'm finding out that Blackberry does not even offer a fix or anything compatible for users to get this is insane how can you call yourself a businesss platform and not have silverlight which 70% of business's in the web business are using this, to my knowledge Windows offers about everything that a business person would want why  is this an issue, I know one thing I just got the Playbook and I thought this was no issue, if I am not getting a response as to why I have to speak on a forum instead you guys should have been fixed this problem.

 

Make a Silverlight fix or app that will allow people to run on there systems for Blackberry users, we should not have to beg for service, if I see that blackberry is not to to standards, then I am going to resell my system and get a regular laptop with Windows and deal with this myself, in such away.


Should have researched prior to purchase by the way ipad doesn't support it either.

 

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knottyrope
Posts: 29,671
Registered: ‎06-25-2008
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Re: Silverlight For Blackberry Tablet Playbook? Where is it?

I am an IT Systems admin and never installed Silverlight on any of my PC's.

 

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bsalloum
Posts: 47
Registered: ‎04-15-2011
My Device: PlayBook 64, formerly Tour 9630 now HTC WP8
My Carrier: Bell

Re: Silverlight For Blackberry Tablet Playbook? Where is it?

I have a couple of Silverlight sites I go to regularly, and it bugs me that I can't do it on my PB. But I do get what you're saying about mobile platforms, tablet browsers, etc. Sometimes it's hard to separate whose problem something like this belongs to. MS for being proprietary? RIM for not building in support for every little thing? The site developer? The company which had the site built? I think this will vary from one situation to the next. 

 

But yeh, even though it's frustrating when I have to switch devices to access a Silverlight site, I agree this is not something we can really yell at RIM about. It would be nice, but it ain't gonna happen on a PB, iPad, Nexus, etc. Every device has its limitations, despite what marketers would have you believe, and not every site is built with those in mind.

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jarviser
Posts: 1,625
Registered: ‎02-28-2012
My Device: Two PB's

Re: Silverlight For Blackberry Tablet Playbook? Where is it?

It's Microsoft's fault. 

 

(That was an easy one...)

 

 

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Dshanty
Posts: 62
Registered: ‎02-16-2012
My Device: Playbox
My Carrier: None...wifi

Re: Silverlight For Blackberry Tablet Playbook? Where is it?

How are the apple products running Netflix?
If I'm not mistaken it is on a silver light based app isn't it?
If they don't run it, some of the "mighty mighty playbook" developers should be able to do the same thing?
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