04-21-2011 12:06 PM
From the research I've done, the PlayBook won't support any device which technically adds capacity to the hard drive. Therefore, you can't connect a card reader because you're effectively increasing the storage space on the PlayBook. I had found an adapter (usb 2.0 to micro usb) but was told it will not work. I even went to Staples to check. I've since ordered a certain other tablet because you can get a camera connection kit which allows you to connect your sd card directly and view/edit pictures right on it, without requiring it to be tethered to a computer. =)
05-13-2011 08:05 PM
I was going to buy a Playbook until I found out you cannot transfer files from a card. I want to use the PB for checking pics on photoshoots, and just for fun. This kills the PB for me. I can't believe the idiocy. If PB had added a card reader this would have really differentiated them from Apple. Right now all I can say is that it's smaller and theoretically more powerful, that's it.
03-21-2012 07:52 PM
04-10-2012 09:48 AM
Even with OS 2.0 you can forget using a Playbook to store photos or videos from external devices without the use of a computer. The bridge only works with emails and documents, not photos or videos. As far as I know the micro SD slot only works with a USB port connected to a computer running the BB media software. It is possible to transfer files from the computer to the PB (although it's more of a hassle than it should be and often the computer will not recognize the PB as a separate drive). But since the transfer must be made on the computer (not on the PB), nothing would show up if you managed to connect a flash drive or SD card to the micro SD port. I found this very disappointing and hope that RIM fixes the software before they go bankrupt.
04-10-2012 10:52 AM
Even with OS 2.0 you can forget using a Playbook to store photos or videos from external devices without the use of a computer.
Well, that's actually wrong. Aside from the USB cable transfer, you can use a wireless WiFi transfer, and you can also use a number of sites like DropBox, Drop, SugarSync to transfer file wirelessly and withOUT the use of a connected PC.
Using the app Files and Folders, some of those like DropBox are already integrated. Works great.
04-12-2012 11:02 AM
04-12-2012 11:26 AM
Just checking as i understand this correctly (as wykdgrl's needs are similar to mine)
If i wanted to move photos from my digital camera to the Playbook, i could firstly move them from my Digital Camera to my Laptop, and then use a cable to connect my Playbook to the Laptop and move some photos from the laptop across to the playbook?
Yes, or via WiFi transfer from the PC to the Playbook