02-27-2012 04:19 PM
I'm from egypt and i use Arabic language and i heard that there are Arabic language for PlayBook but i can't git or fiend it
Please help me to install Arabic language for my PlayBook
03-01-2012 12:48 PM
So far I have not seen a BB playbook with Arabic keyboard, even with the new OS 2. I addressed this issue to RIM back in May 2011, and I was told it will be soon. But it seems soon for them is more than a year. The playbook can read Arabic web pages, and with the new OS it can read Arabic emails. But not Arabic attachments. The bottom line is, we need to wait.
03-23-2012 05:22 AM
Dear Sir or Madam
I recently bought one of your products, the Blackberry Playbook. It is a great tablet and powerful. I speak English but my mother tongue is Arabic. Because I had a Blackberry phone and the Arabic language is fully supported in all blackberry phones so I thought that there will be no problem with the Playbook regarding Arabic language support.
However, unfortunately, my guess was wrong. The tablet does not support Arabic language. When using the bridge feature the Arabic letters are displayed unconnected and in the wrong direction (from the left to right instead from right to left).
This makes the Playbook useless for me in many situations, for example when presenting documents for conference.
I am writing to you to know if there is a fix for this or if you are updating the language support for the playbook in short coming time.
Please do not use the word soon, as this word lost its meaning when Google abused its use. The life of an electronic gadget is very short these days, so the full support should be available for the user to benefit from the gadget.
In addition, Blackberry phones are very popular in the Middle East and many people, which I know, said to me they will never buy the Playbook if there is no Arabic language support, (I discovered this after I bought the playbook).
If you are aiming high and looking to compete with the leading producer in the tablet market, then just look at how it is easy to change the interface language in the Apple iPad.
09-17-2012 12:39 AM - edited 09-17-2012 12:42 AM
It is almost October, 2012 and we still do not have an Arabic keyboard for Blackberry playbook.
This negligence is neither understood nor justified. Blackberry support sucks, we will have to turn to iPad.
This will be broadcasted to all our lists in order to recommend iPad over playbook. We have been promised an Arabic keyboard long before the release of OS2.
Thank you for your support Blackberry, I feel that you have a new habit which is losing customers/market.