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Registered: ‎02-15-2012
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External portable keyboard and Playbook

I don't have any problems with my Playbook, but I do have a question.  I would like to get a portable keyboard because the one in the Playbook is not very good for serious document typing. 

 

Is it possible to buy a regular portable wireless keyboard and have the Playbook connect to it?  Will the Playbook's OS be compatible with what a keyboard that most likely has been made for Windows or Mac compatibility?

 

Thank you.

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Registered: ‎02-15-2012
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My Carrier: Telus

Re: External portable keyboard and Playbook

I'm using an Apple bluetooth keyboard. Some of the keys don't work because the PB isn't an Apple product, but overall it's very ergonomic and nice to type on. So much better than the virtual keyboard, which drives me crazy.
Leslie
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Re: External portable keyboard and Playbook

Thanks a lot, LEAJ.    Actually since I posted that I went searching on the Internet and it turns out that a lot of bluetooth keyboards are compatible with Blackberry.  I guess I should have done that first.

 

So everything's okay.

Forums Veteran I
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Registered: ‎04-19-2011
My Device: Z10 & Playbook
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Re: External portable keyboard and Playbook

Welcome to the forums. I would go to a store and try the keyboard. See how it feels and works.
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Registered: ‎07-21-2011
My Device: 8900/playbook
My Carrier: CMM

Re: External portable keyboard and Playbook

Yeah, i also think you'd better go to a store and try every key on the keyboard after you get them connected, and don't forget to pay attention to the function distance

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Re: External portable keyboard and Playbook

Thanks a lot people.

Forums Veteran I
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Re: External portable keyboard and Playbook

BlackBerry has a bluetooth keyboard out for testing. It is the same size as the PB and will fit in a double case. The keyboard also has a built in mouse pad. Should be available soon.
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Re: External portable keyboard and Playbook


Lost_at_Sea wrote:
BlackBerry has a bluetooth keyboard out for testing. It is the same size as the PB and will fit in a double case. The keyboard also has a built in mouse pad. Should be available soon.


I have seen ti too, looks nice and cant wait for it to be released for a few of our older sales guys

 




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Registered: ‎02-21-2012
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Re: External portable keyboard and Playbook

I'm waiting in line!