06-26-2011 06:58 AM - edited 06-26-2011 07:09 AM
After working with the playbook for about a week now, I surely like the product.
There's one major thing bothering me, which I assume would be considered a bug, that's when the screen get locked with a password, the orientation is kept to the state when it's locked.
So, if I lock the screen in landscape, unlocking will have to be done in landscape - it would be more efficient if the orientation was checked before displaying the unlock screen.
Another thing I'd really like added is the ability to set the phone profile from the playbook. When in a meeting my phone usually remains in my coat or bag and it would be extremely useful when I could control the profile and set it so 'silent' from the playbook and after the meeting be able to set it to 'normal' or another profile.
There's also a small glitch in the 'open programs' when going through the list it sometimes scrambles the display of a program. It's a bit hard to describe so it's an issue, but I can't describe it good enough to call it a bug.
On bridge connection when a new message arrives the notification works briliant. But, then I delete the message without marking it as read, the notification remains in the top bar. (It does mention there's no new messages, but it should not remain there).
The provided youtube player doesn't work for me. After connecting to wifi the player can find videos but always shows 0:00 from 0:00 or video not available. If I use the browser to connect to youtube all works fine.
I just hope RIM would pick these things up in a future update. The product is quite briliant as it is right now, but these minor things would just make it better.
Just an edit; I'm on 188.8.131.520
06-26-2011 07:44 AM
06-26-2011 01:02 PM
Just to update some details;
Garbled Screen is when 'default' behaviour is on, it's not on paused (general settings -> background behaviour)
The YouTube app did work with some videos but not with others (that's what I found out after your reply).
I tried first Laibach - the universe and it would not go (Browser works fine) after your reply I tried Linkin Park - Numb and that worked.
Leaving me to think that there's something with certain video clips that cause the player not to function.
06-26-2011 06:54 PM
06-27-2011 04:38 AM
I can't agree with you on these point, but if everything is working fine for you that's great.
The orientation is an issue to me (I'm not good in typing upside down - especially passwords), youtube is not working in the way it does with the browser - so there's something not right.
The mail notification and BBM notification is mentioned before, but still exists after some updates, therefore still an issue.
Your response does not explain to me why the things I mention as issue are not an issue. If you're sure it's working perfectly you should mention why or at least explain some more. Not just dismiss it without remark (that more the response of a poor helpdesk).
I'd like to see that RIM does it's best to make the Playbook a good product and these things will improve it.
06-27-2011 06:12 AM
I have forgotten that sometimes the Youtube player will say video not available, or something like that, but then trying again it will work. So far every video I have tried watching was successfully displayed, though not always at first.
06-27-2011 10:12 AM
06-29-2011 06:03 PM
The message synch is not completely fixed.
Now if I receive an e-mail on both devices and delete it on my phone (BB 9780) the playbook still shows e-mail in the notification field even thoug this e-mail should be gone. And while in the playbook message inbox the mail is gone the notification field still shows the incomming mail notification. Same applies for the BBM messages.