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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.
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125,000 PlayBooks Going Out to Developers at Hackathons, DevCons and More

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Thorsten Heins gave the keynote at DevCon Europe and talked about some of the plans that RIM has to get developers on board with BlackBerry. One of the interesting elements of his keynote was that he said the company has approved 125,000 more PlayBooks to go out to developers to encourage development. These PlayBooks will go out to developers who attended DevCon Europe as well as there will be free devices given out at hackathons around the world. We’ve been to a couple hackathons hosted by RIM and they haven’t quite figured them out but they’re moving in the right direction.
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