01-04-2012 11:13 AM
I just purchased a Playbook - generally it seems what I want, with the huge exception that I also want it to double as an e-reader. I also want most of my ebooks to be from our local public library. The library uses Overdrive - but apparently at this time there is no way to read DRM books on the Playbook.
Are there any 'work-arounds' known for this problem? Has anyone heard if this huge issue will be addressed whenever the new operating system is released....and wil we be able to upgrade the current Playbooks?
If it doesn't look like I can use the Playbook for an ereader (in addition to everything else I want to use it for) I may still return it....but would really rather keep and use it for everything I want!
ALSO - other than snail mail - ANY way of contacting RIM HO about this?
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01-04-2012 12:44 PM
01-04-2012 12:55 PM
You can use the OS2 that is available for developers, that is what I am using.
I am not a developer, but I have found this OS2 to be very stable and VERY useful for the ability to load some Android apps.
* Legal Disclaimer - actual mileage may vary
01-04-2012 03:39 PM
01-04-2012 03:57 PM
Touch an app and hold your finger there on the ap for a few seconds. The app will then become open to movement (and deletion). To move it, drag and drop into the appropriate heading, such as "Favourites."
And hopefully other members can chime in on solving this problem / getting OS2. Search these forums / this site for more info I imagine.
01-08-2012 09:03 PM
This question has been asked before several times, but I'll answer it again, the books from most libraries use a DRM that prevents user Apps like BookReader from Appworld. You need to google 'remove drm from books' and check out the free and paid software. I use one from ebook-converter.com, costs $29.There is also Calibre which is free. Remove the DRM and then you can read any book. Yes the new OS will be able to run the Android Apps which may solve the problem but since I don't use Android I'm not sure that there is an app that will remove the DRM from a book.
01-08-2012 11:09 PM
I also just purchased one and am having the same problem. I have the Kobo app and tried to download a book but could not find it in my Kobo library after the purchase. I contacted them and they told me to download Adobe digital editions on a laptop, down load the books there, connect my playbook to laptop and transfer the book over using the adobe software. Tried that it didn't work, appears that Playbook is about the ONLY electronic device not supported by Adobe.