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

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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6 Comments

1. dejahu

Posts: 35; Member since: Feb 01, 2012

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

2. axllebeer

Posts: 271; Member since: Apr 05, 2011

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

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"

4. digicon

Posts: 121; Member since: Aug 11, 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 .

5. eman99

Posts: 409; Member since: Aug 03, 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

6. ghost__uwi

Posts: 175; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

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

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