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Roundup of PlayBook App Demos at CES 2011

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Our friends over at BerryReview have a few videos and pics of apps running on the PlayBook. It’s good to see apps like Poynt, Fantasy Football and Documents to Go, as well as some cool games like Tic Tac Toe and Quake. Even though the PlayBook is still in pre-production and isn’t ready for sale, it’s awesome that the device is solid enough to have such a huge presence at CES. Considering the rest of CES seems to be filled with a lot of Bluetooth junk and expensive TVs, it looks like RIM chose a great conference to overtake with PlayBook news. Hit the jump for more examples of PlayBook apps.
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A Few Reasons Why RIM Purchased DataViz and Documents To Go

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RIM’s recent acquisition of DataViz, the makers of Documents to Go, has been confirmed with an official statement to cnet. The statement reads:

“RIM has acquired some of the assets of DataViz and hired the majority of its employees to focus on supporting the BlackBerry platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed but the transaction was not material to RIM in the context of RIM’s financial results.”

The terms of the purchase were not disclosed because DataViz was purchased for a rumored $50 million cash. There could be a few explanations based on market factors and what we’ve been seeing in the rumor mill that would lead to RIM acquiring DataViz. They are as follows:
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Microsoft Office Document Editing Software for BlackBerry Reviewed

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Since the release of the BlackBerry Presenter and the announcement of the iPad I’ve been thinking more about mobile word processing. Until now I was satisfied just using the notepad and email functions to export the note-taking I do on my BlackBerry, onto my desktop. When iPad’s iWork word processing got debuted, I started thinking about how great it would be to get advanced word-processing features on my text-nimble BlackBerry.

After some testing I found myself wondering why bold, italics, and basic text formatting aren’t part of the BlackBerry experience. I would love it if I could compose BBMs or emails in bold, italics, and strikethroughs.

Here are some of the solutions I tried. Both had about as much ease of purchase and registration as any game or theme, which was surprising for such valuable mobile utilities.
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Documents To Go version 2 released with desktop sync and more

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The DataViz team today launched Documents To Go version 2 for BlackBerry this morning. Some of the new features include desktop synchronization, enhanced PDF support and support password protected 2007 files.

Version 2 of Documents To Go allows you to sync with your desktop using via USB cable. From the application, you can select individual files, or entire folders to synchronize with your computer. DataViz uses a technology called InTact, which maintains your document formatting throughout the sync process.

Also included in the latest version is increased functionality for Adobe PDF files. With the new Docs To Go, you can find and copy text, save as, send file via email, bookmark and more.

Documents To Go Premium Edition retails for $69.99 and is available to all BlackBerry users running 4.5 or higher.

Free update available for Documents To Go Standard Edition

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Documents To Go is a simple solution to viewing and editing your documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Today, they’re offering a free update for their Standard Edition.

This new update adds support for rendering existing charts in Word and PowerPoint 2007/2008 files and also includes various fixes and enhancements.

Documents To Go Standard Edition v1.007 is a free update for registered Documents To Go Standard Edition users.

Follow the steps below to download the v1.007 update on your device. If you are currently running the Premium trial, you will need to revert back to the Standard Edition in order to install. If you purchase the Premium Edition you will be activating/receiving v1.007 Premium.

1. Open any Documents To Go application, for example: Word To Go
2. Open the application menu
3. Choose “Check for Updates”
4. Follow the instructions provided on our mobile web site.

Documents To Go gets upgraded

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DataViz has released an update to their popular Documents To Go line of applications. Version 1.005 is available for both the standard (read: free) and premium (read: paid) editions of Documents To Go. Here’s a rundown of some new features in version 1.005:

    * Excel 2007 Support
    * Track Changes (view only)
    * Password Protection for Word and Excel (97-2004) [Premium only]
    * Inserting comments for Word and Excel [Premium only]

If you are a pre-existing Documents To Go user (or had the applications pre-installed on your OS 4.5 or higher BlackBerry), you can upgrade for free by selecting “Check for Updates” in the Menu while running Documents To Go.

After updating, OS 4.5 users will now find they have Sheets To Go, which had previously only come pre-loaded on OS 4.6 devices. DataViz is also currently running a promotion that will get you a free copy of PDF To Go if you upgrade from standard to premium.

For more information about the Documents To Go suite, go here.