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RIM brags about new features on PlayBook 2.0: use your smartphone as a controller

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RIM brags about new features on PlayBook 2.0: use your smartphone as a controller
If you’re a BlackBerry loyalist, Amsterdam is the place to be these days with BlackBerry DevCon going on there, and here’s some awesome news from it - RIM has shown some new features that will come on the PlayBook 2.0.

Particularly, BlackBerry Bridge will translate your gestures, swipes and touches directly and instantly from your ‘Berry smartphone to the PlayBook, making great use of the extra space on that 7-inch display of the tablet. With a stand of sorts, we can imagine kicking back and playing a game with the smartphone as a controller, or using it for just casual browser without having to hunch over the tablet.

Other new features, include an updated, more social calendar which would give you additional information about the people you have scheduled meetings with. It also colorizes dates when you’re busier.

The best news however is that the PlayBook 2.0 is expected by the end of the month - definitely something we’d be covering so stay tuned.

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posted on 07 Feb 2012, 09:09

1. dejahu (Posts: 35; Member since: 01 Feb 2012)

Innovative stuff! They should've waited till Playbook 3.0 was done before launching the device.

posted on 07 Feb 2012, 12:30

2. axllebeer (Posts: 271; Member since: 05 Apr 2011)

It's all looking good and I can't wait. Typing this on my PlayBook now :)

posted on 07 Feb 2012, 12:39

3. Socalvenom (unregistered)

I smell a lawsuit since Logitech already had software that can turn your iphone,android or even a blackberry into a virtual mouse it works over wifi and after using it for a month or to I kinda like it, but that seams to be the reality now a day everyone steals from each other and calls it "Unique"

posted on 07 Feb 2012, 13:28

4. digicon (Posts: 121; Member since: 11 Aug 2011)

It's much more than just a mouse bro . You can type , open webpages and pix from your BB phone to the PB . Plus whatever is stored on your BB phone can be accessed from the PB . And it works over Bluetooth , not WiFi . I don't see how they could've stolen any of that .

posted on 07 Feb 2012, 22:41

5. eman99 (Posts: 392; Member since: 03 Aug 2010)

how would anyone think this is good the playbook is too small, i would like to see a 10inch playbook and use the phone as a mouse

posted on 08 Feb 2012, 06:39

6. ghost__uwi (Posts: 175; Member since: 28 Nov 2011)

Playbook is actually solid but when you don't support your product chances are no one will buy it.

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