Monthly Archive for February, 2012Page 4 of 10

10 Best Features of the Latest BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2

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The latest version of the BlackBerry PlayBook OS is pretty awesome isn’t it? One of the best things about the update is that it makes you feel good about the upcoming BlackBerry 10 smartphones. As far as we can tell, the upcoming BlackBerry 10 smartphones will be a smaller version of the tablet OS. This means that all the awesome games that you’ve been seeing, as well as the beautiful user interfaces, unified inbox, social integration and more, will all be a part of the next-generation BlackBerrys. There are some great new features in PlayBook OS 2.0, but there are 10 features that stand out above all.
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PlayBook OS 2 Browser #1 for HTML5 Test Ahead of iOS, Android, WebOS and All Others

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HTML5test.com is a great source for seeing how platforms are performing with their HTML5 implementations. What’s really amazing to see is that with PlayBook OS 2, RIM has blown the competition out the water and hit the number 1 spot for best performing implementation of HTML5 in the latest browser. The browser improvements is just one feature on many that we’ve been using in the latest version of the tablet OS and we can wait to see the next update. The tablet is really coming along and now is a great time to pick one up.
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Personal Shopping Assistant App iM Shopping Cart Available for BlackBerry Smartphones and PlayBook

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There’s a pretty cool personal shopping assistant app available in App World right now that you can grab for both your smartphone and PlayBook tablet. The developer let us know that the impetus for the app was a love for cooking and the need for a solid grocery shopping app. The developer also comes from the BlackBerry theme space so you can be sure the UI looks nice and clean.
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Free MobileVoIP App Supports A Number of VoIP Services and Countries

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BlackBerry users are still waiting on a decent Skype app available for all smartphones and tablet but until then there’s a wide range of VoIP apps you can try in the meantime. MobileVoIP is a free app in App World that’s definitely worth checking out. The app supports a wide variety of VoIP brands so you need to check the available services and then check the supported country list. You may find a good fit that will save you money on long distance calls.
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Free News Reader App Taptu Lets You Create News Streams From RSS, Twitter, Facebook and More [PlayBook]

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The PlayBook is an awesome piece of hardware and one of the funnest things to do with your PlayBook, aside from playing some of the recently launched premium games, is to read. The PlayBook is novel size, making it a great reading device for news as well as eBooks. Recently launched in App World is Taptu, a news reader with a cool twist. The app brings together news from a wide variety of sources including RSS, twitter, facebook and LinkedIn. Even better, the app lest you create your own news streams with a combination of sources, allowing you to “DJ your news”. And best of all, it’s free.
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Official Press Release From RIM About PlayBook OS 2

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RIM sent over the official PlayBook OS 2 press release and it points to the features that we expected to come with PlayBook OS 2. Again, the latest update brings PIM features such as Email, Calendar and Contacts. This is going to change the way #teamblackberry uses their PlayBook and it’s a really exciting time.
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