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wykdgrl
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎04-11-2011
My Device: Bold 9800
My Carrier: Bell

Re: Transferring pictures to the PlayBook

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.  =)

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drewdebrabandere
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎04-21-2011
My Device: 9670 & playbook
My Carrier: bell

Re: Transferring pictures to the PlayBook

hopefully rim gets their act in gear while they still have a following...

 

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BillOwen
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-13-2011
My Device: non blackberry user
My Carrier: wind mobile

Re: Transferring pictures to the PlayBook

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.

 

 

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kaulds
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎05-14-2011
My Device: playbook
My Carrier: sprint

Re: Transferring pictures to the PlayBook

I also find this a big negative for me, I was so excited to go and buy one today. I am not going to fall into the XOOM and HP trap and buy something on a maybe.
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clockwars
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎03-21-2012
My Device: Playbook
My Carrier: Fido

Re: Transferring pictures to the PlayBook

Anyone have an update on this?

Does the new OS2 support external media card readers?

 

Come on BB!

 

The Playbook would make an excellent companion to a dSLR camera!

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peter9477
Posts: 6,473
Registered: ‎12-08-2010
My Device: PlayBook, Z10
My Carrier: none

Re: Transferring pictures to the PlayBook

Nothing new to report.

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Rob649
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎04-10-2012
My Device: Blackberry 9700
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: Transferring pictures to the PlayBook

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.

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JSanders
Posts: 84,623
Likes: 22,946
Solutions: 5,901
Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Transferring pictures to the PlayBook


Rob649 wrote:

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.




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durhamwasp
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎04-12-2012
My Device: None
My Carrier: Tesco

Re: Transferring pictures to the PlayBook

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?
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JSanders
Posts: 84,623
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Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Transferring pictures to the PlayBook


durhamwasp wrote:
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




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