When your BlackBerry PlayBook arrives, the first thing you need to do is set it up. Knowing is half the battle, so in this tutorial we'll walk through the basics of getting your new BlackBerry PlayBook up and running. The setup wizard is very straight forward and easy to use, and as you might imagine covers the basics of setting up your date and time, connecting to a WiFi network, connecting to a BlackBerry via the BlackBerry Bridge (assuming you own a BlackBerry Smartphone, not that you need one to buy the PlayBook) and more. Keep reading for the full tutorial!
When you turn on the BlackBerry® PlayBookTM tablet for the first time, you must complete the setup process. To navigate during the setup process, complete the following:
Plug the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet into a power outlet to ensure that you have enough power to complete the setup process (odds are you should be safe without doing that, but better safe and plugged in!).
Connect to a Wi-Fi network using one of the following methods:
Easy to do, you'll want to update the date and time next.
The next step is to accept the BlackBerry End User Agreement. Once you accept the license agreement you can continue the setup process.
Note: If you do not accept the license agreement, the tablet turns off!!! So be sure to accept.
Create or sign in with a BlackBerry® ID to use a single email address and password to log in to any BlackBerry product that supports BlackBerry ID. To sign in to your BlackBerry ID account, type your BlackBerry ID login information. To create a BlackBerry ID account, tap Create a BlackBerry ID.
To ensure your PlayBook is running the latest software available, during the setup process it will check for updates. If newer software is available than what shipped on your device, you can download it here to use the latest software available.
You do not need a BlackBerry Smartphone to use a BlackBerry PlayBook, but if you own a BlackBerry you can connect it to your PlayBook tablet via the BlackBerry Bridge. Connect your tablet to your BlackBerry smartphone to access email, calendars, BlackBerry Messenger files, and other data directly from your tablet. To set up BlackBerry Bridge, tap Setup.
Learn how to navigate the BlackBerry Tablet OS. To view tutorials, tap Learn about the home screen and Learn how to access Menus. The PlayBook makes use of gestures, so you'll want to be sure to learn these to get the full experience of the device and operating system.
That's it! Your BlackBerry PlayBook setup is now complete. To learn more, you can follow the additional tutorials displayed on the screenfor Desktop Manager, BlackBerry Bridge, Wi-Fi, Language and also an Interactive Tutorial.