Ilse Jurriën : February 4th 2012 - 00:40 CET
BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0
New features of BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 : At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last month, Research In Motion (RIM) has previewed new features of BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 that will enable customers to stay even more connected and productive in their personal and professional lives. "With BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 we are leveraging our strengths in communications, social integration and productivity, to allow people to use their BlackBerry PlayBook in new ways throughout the day," said Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO at Research In Motion. The BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 software update will be available as a free download for all BlackBerry PlayBook users and is will become available this month.|
BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 : Messaging App
Upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 Messsaging functionality include:
• New unified inbox : within the built-in Messaging App allows users to quickly manage their personal Email as well as update their social networking accounts - all in one place.
• Multi-tasking within email : by extending the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet’s multitasking capabilities to ´tabbed email´, users are able to reference one email while they compose another.
• Rich-text email composing and editing : BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 offers new features within the Messages App enabling users to benefit from full support of fonts, formatting and editing of emails
• Inbox management tools : allows for powerful inbox search across multiple Email accounts, as well as the ability to set out-of-office messages and Email signatures directly from their BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.
BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 : Social Relationships
Upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 Social Relationships functionalities include:
• Innovative people-centric calendar : in addition to standard calendar features that help users organize their day, BlackBerry Playbook OS 2.0 offers a powerful built-in Calendar App providing the ability for users to view their calendar by who they are meeting with that day and review valuable information about that contact.
• Relationship-centric contacts app : more than just an address book, the new built-in Contacts App serves as a social hub - With BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 users can merge and consolidate information from multiple sources (including email and social channels) into one contact file for each person in their address book.
Make your BlackBerry tablet & smartphone a pair
• Remote control for the BlackBerry PlayBook : new BlackBerry Bridge features allow a user’s BlackBerry smartphone to act as a keyboard and mouse for their BlackBerry PlayBook - effectively providing a wireless remote control for their tablet. Perfect for pausing a movie when a BlackBerry PlayBook is plugged in to a TV with an HDMI connection, or for using the tactile QWERTY keyboard on a BlackBerry smartphone to compose a message or document on the BlackBerry PlayBook.
• Opening content on the BlackBerry PlayBook : BlackBerry Bridge allows you to take documents, emails, multimedia files and web pages found on your BlackBerry smartphone and open them quickly and directly on the BlackBerry PlayBook so you can use the larger high resolution display for an optimized viewing and editing experience.
BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 : Mobile productivity
• Updated document editing capabilities : updated Documents To Go functionality makes it easier for users to create and edit documents while on the go. Improvements with the BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 software include: enhanced support for the virtual keyboard, view and update embedded charts within spreadsheets, a new formula wizard with over 100 functions as well as the ability to edit presentations including text, bullets and formatting.
• Print To Go application : this BlackBerry PlayBook App allows users to wirelessly “print” from their laptop or PC directly to their BlackBerry PlayBook over Wi-Fi. A digital printout is created on the BlackBerry PlayBook so that users can view, sort and manage their digital printouts as though they were physical sheets of paper. The Print To Go app is the perfect way to consolidate info from various related sources and make them available for quick access on the go.
• Increased control and manageability of corporate data : the combination of BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 with BlackBerry Mobile Fusion and BlackBerry Balance will help to overcome many barriers to widespread tablet deployment, including device manageability and the ability to secure, manage and control confidential corporate information on the device. Plus BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 supports dedicated shelf space inside the BlackBerry App World storefront to allow IT departments to control distribution of enterprise applications.
BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 : Apps & Content
• Your favorite Apps plus thousands more : many exciting new applications built for the BlackBerry PlayBook will be made available on BlackBerry App World with the availability of BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0. From gaming and lifestyle to business and productivity, RIM is showcasing some of the latest Apps available for the BlackBerry PlayBook including Angry Birds, Cut the Rope, Groupon, Thomson Reuters, Zinio and many more.
• Video store : a catalog of thousands of movies and TV shows will be available through the integrated BlackBerry Video Storefront with new releases to be made available for purchase or rent the same day they come out on DVD.
• Enhanced web browsing : the BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 browser also includes a new reading view, which is designed to make web sites even easier to enjoy by eliminating page clutter at the touch of a button. What’s left is a cleaner format that is great for reading online news articles, blog posts, or websites that contain heavy amounts of text.
Download BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 software for free
The BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 software update will be available as a free download for all BlackBerry PlayBook users and is will become available this month.