BBDoodle: PlayBook Fist Pump - 2.0 is Here!

PlayBook 2.0 is Here!
By Kevin Michaluk on 24 Feb 2012 09:53 am EST
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19 comments

Enri69

Yep, nice after 8 months... Now I hope it won't take too long to add browser bookmarks, film marks, AC3 audio support... Thanks Kevin for making the playbook experience more enjoyable.

El Platanero

I'm on the same page. I'm all for being happy for the improvement but it is missing quite a bit to even get credit for getting labled a RIM product. A bunch of little things that it normally gives blackberry the RIM touch that I don't see.

madkernell

Yeah thanks kevin. btw i think they should do browser bookmarks as they did with home menu (drag and drop on icons) that would be nice and we already know how to use it.

cheers!

Maestrodog

"Whoo hoo?" Did I get clickjacked onto the Apple forum circa 1996?

and yes, how bout them bookmarks? and too bad my native email fails to leave messages on the server.

Good grief is more like it.

TheTigerTek

I love my PlayBook.. but lack of Skype and NetFlix is pretty annoying. Those are the two apps everyone asks me about. I used to say they are coming but now it doesn't seem like they are coming.

PLEASE RIM BRING SKYPE, NETFLIX, AND KINDLE APP. (I know its out of their hand but do what Microsoft did just pay them to build it"

garohz

As the plattform gets better those apps will come soon... by the way there is a kindle app to sideload look at the forum!

bbjunior

Ac3 & dts support pls... Wmv, quicktime and mjpg would be nice too. Would be good if it could substitute for my wdtv!

JayoBird

To all the people griping about "No bookmarks this, not the same functionality that" you really need to see the bigger picture. RIM released it when they say they would! Overall the Software has improved amd with less issues than before, mean while creating a foundation for added features and apps! Besides, its seems like you've forgotten on simple word...UPDATES. So quit your complaining. It never enough that RIM has kept its promise on OS2, and will be improving the OS from here on out.

BWS10

That's all fine and good for the people that bought a Playbook a month ago for $200 and were able to update to OS2 shortly after. I got mine in May 2011 with RIM saying a big update will happen in the summer and the PB will be able to access the android market. Summer became fall. Fall became December. December became February. Just a never ending delay....and the best part is they have no resale value, the stores were basically giving them away at this time. So if you were ready to give up on it, you were still stuck with it.

Finally it happened.
The update is fantastic, but with that long of delay all the little things should have been caught.

-Rename and organize bookmarks, after using the browser for one minute you realize this is lacking.
-Uploading/Attaching photos opens the 'all photos' folder, good luck scrolling through that finding the picture you wanted. After doing this once it should become clear it needs to be better.
-Videos are displayed as a mass folder, why not in organized folders like photos are?
-Blackberry Bridge is a half assed feature that could actually be useful. It needs to be able to accept/make calls and texts via bluetooth to the phone...not just email and bbm. I don't understand why everyone lapped this app up so much. Unless this is impossible, but I don't see why over bluetooth.

Well, there is my 2 cents. Carry on.

varvish51

The pb is awesome but it still few steps far away to top spot because lack of some features like Mkv, ac3 media formats and there is no options for viewing details of file formats in pictures and videos and also there are no torrent clients in app world. We hope in coming days we get everything in our loving pb

varvish51

The pb is awesome but it still few steps far away to top spot because lack of some features like Mkv, ac3 media formats and there is no options for viewing details of file formats in pictures and videos and also there are no torrent clients in app world. We hope in coming days we get everything in our loving pb

sdiedericks

After the release of OS2 I fell in love with my PlayBook all over again!! Way to go RIM!!

A Blackberry Lover & User of a Playbook & Torch9800!!

jonhywalker

Love the new os. Only.one thing missing so that I can leave the ipad at home. Turn by turn gps app. IOS and Android have a lot of them... Why can't we get only one on the PlayBook????

BWS10

The playbook is wifi only for one thing.

cas118

Except when it's bridged or tethered to a phone or using a wifi hotspot.

:|

El Platanero

For those complaining about the people speaking their mind get over it. I love my playbook hands down but I am one of many that was disappointed and just because you guys got what you expected it doesn't mean we all did. The update to the bridge is awesome, auto correct took all kinds of stress off my shoulders and integration of linked in facebook and twitter is awesome. What I was looking for was the simple things that RIM is good at like why can't I access my phone's calendar in the playbook's calendar, why can't I access my phone's email on the playbooks message integration and why do I have to sync my information with Google. Just to get my contacts to work through the phonebook on the playbook.

I know that a lot of the things that were done will make the playbook appealing to those that don't have a blackberry which is quite exciting. I just wish they would continue improvements accross the board. Video store? I don't think I'd use it unless they made it like bbm music and the monthly fee. Print to go? Awesome stuff.

I just want the simple little things that make blackberry blackberry. If Poynt can develop an app where you can tap on a number and your phone automatically starts calling then why can't RIM do the same with the phonebook on the playbook? Tap on an email and it knows you want to compose an email. This is the stuff RIM is known for and dammit yes I'm picky and I want what I want and if that bugs somebody then let's just wait until you aren't getting what you're looking for. Let's see who's complaining then.