RIM Demos Sharing Media Between BlackBerry Smartphone and PlayBook

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At BlackBerry DevCon Europe we were given a quick demo of PlayBook OS 2 and some of the features that let you interact with the PlayBook from your smartphone. The idea is really great as many people will have their PlayBook hooked up to their TV, and this will allow them to open files, browse the web and more from the comfort of their couch. At DevCon, the head of Portfolio Software, EMEA, Vivek Bhardwaj, had an issue with the demo and wasn’t able to show us how you can take a photo on your smartphone and show it on the PlayBook. Since then, RIM has posted the video on their YouTube channel.


Vivek Bhardwaj – Head of Portfolio Software, EMEA gives a short demonstration on how to share a photo from your BlackBerry smartphone to a BlackBerry PlayBook.

Was this demo really of interest to anyone though? What is the use case for taking a photo on your smartphone and showing it on your PlayBook? It seems like such an odd thing to demo. If you want to show how the smartphone interacts with the PlayBook, start a movie on the PlayBook from your smartphone. It’s an obvious use case that wouldn’t have failed during the crucial demo period.

  • Guest

    I agree the demo didn’t go too well but disagree with your second point about it being useless. I receive a tone of links for stories and other things on my phone. I am more likely to take pictures on my phone than I am with my playbook. So when I take my playbook to a meeting or its sitting at home and I happen to have a funny video or picture that I haven’t uploaded to my playbook, I’m able to share it quickly to my playbook with a bigger screen for viewing. Of course not every single person is going to have a use case for it but in general I think its a great feature and you will see this increase as NFC becomes a standard. It just makes for a better experience to quickly transfer and share things between multiple devices. 

  • http://about.me/kylemcinnes Kyle McInnes

    Yeah that’s a good point. I’m sure at some point I’ll pass my PlayBook to a friend and say “check out this pic”. 

  • http://about.me/kylemcinnes Kyle McInnes

    Yeah that’s a good point. I’m sure at some point I’ll pass my PlayBook to a friend and say “check out this pic”.