Splashtop Remote Desktop HD now available for the BlackBerry PlayBook

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By Bla1ze on 11 Jan 2012 01:45 pm EST

If you've been holding out and waiting for a really good remote desktop solution to arrive on the BlackBerry PlayBook, well -- that wait is over. Splashtop Remote Desktop HD has now arrived for the BlackBerry PlayBook and is available in BlackBerry App World.

With Splashtop Remote Desktop HD, BlackBerry PlayBook users can now:

  • Fully control PCs or Macs with intuitive touch controls and gestures to remotely access files and interact with applications
  • Work with Microsoft Office documents (Word, Excel or PowerPoint) and Microsoft Outlook
  • Access iPhoto, Quicken, Keynote and other applications not available on BlackBerry PlayBook
  • Play music stored on their computer, whether in iTunes, Windows Media Player or other formats
  • Access IE, Firefox, Chrome and Safari browsers with bookmarks, favorite plug-ins and extensions
  • Connect to PCs or Macs over Wi-Fi and 3G/4G networks
Splashtop Remote Desktop HD for BlackBerry PlayBook can be downloaded from the BlackBerry App World for $4.99 for a limited time. If you're looking for the full details, you can view their press release beyond the break and we'll get a hands-on video up soon for you all.

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Press Release

Best-Selling Splashtop Remote Desktop HD Aims to Be Top-Selling App on RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook

Millions of tablet users are enjoying Splashtop today and BlackBerry PlayBook users can now join the excitement

January 11, 2012 – San Jose, CA – Splashtop Inc., the worldwide leader in cross-device computing, just announced the release of Splashtop Remote Desktop HD for BlackBerry PlayBook, enabling a simple, one-click solution for remote access from the RIM BlackBerry PlayBook to a PC or Mac to enable personal cloud computing from your home or work computer.

“Many BlackBerry PlayBook users have contacted us to ask when Splashtop will be available for them and we are delivering on our promise to delight our customers with the broadest range of tablet support,” said Mark Lee, CEO and co-founder of Splashtop. “We are excited to bring Splashtop to PlayBook at the start of 2012, a year of continuing tablet expansion!”

BlackBerry PlayBook users can now enjoy the Splashtop Remote Desktop HD to create their own personal cloud to access files, use all their applications and view and listen to content directly from a PC or Mac, without the need to sync or copy files across devices.
For the mobile road warrior or to just work from home, Splashtop Remote Desktop HD makes it possible to easily access important work files and office applications, such as Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Word. Content for personal entertainment can also be viewed remotely. Simply go anywhere and with your BlackBerry PlayBook have full access to your PC or Mac with a Splashtop Streamer installed.

With Splashtop Remote Desktop HD, BlackBerry PlayBook users can now:

  • Fully control PCs or Macs with intuitive touch controls and gestures to remotely access files and interact with applications
  • Work with Microsoft Office documents (Word, Excel or PowerPoint) and Microsoft Outlook
  • Access iPhoto, Quicken, Keynote and other applications not available on BlackBerry PlayBook
  • Play music stored on their computer, whether in iTunes, Windows Media Player or other formats
  • Access IE, Firefox, Chrome and Safari browsers with bookmarks, favorite plug-ins and extensions
  • Connect to PCs or Macs over Wi-Fi and 3G/4G networks

In addition to the new BlackBerry PlayBook remote desktop solution, Splashtop currently supports many devices and operating systems including iOS, Android, webOS, Windows and Mac. Splashtop Remote Desktop enables millions of mobile devices, from tablets to smartphones, to remotely access PCs and Macs.

Splashtop Remote Desktop HD for BlackBerry PlayBook can be downloaded from the BlackBerry App World for $4.99 for a limited time.

Splashtop Remote Desktop HD is comprised of two components:

  • A Splashtop Remote Desktop HD application running on the BlackBerry PlayBook
  • The free Splashtop Streamer software that runs on any computer with Windows 7, Vista, XP or Mac OS X 10.6 or higher installed

Download Splashtop Remote Desktop HD for BlackBerry PlayBook from the BlackBerry App World at http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/63170

About Splashtop

Splashtop aspires to touch people’s lives by delivering the best-in-class cross-device computing experience – bridging tablets, phones, computers and TVs.  Splashtop’s products have shipped on more than 100 million devices from HP, Lenovo, Dell, Acer, Sony, Asus, Intel and other partners.  Splashtop Remote Desktop, XDisplay, Whiteboard, CamCam, FileHound and others are top-selling apps in over 60 countries on Apple App Store, Google Android Market, HP App Catalog, BlackBerry App World and Amazon Appstore for Android, delighting millions of mobile users with high-performance, interactive access to their favorite applications, media content and files anytime, anywhere.

For businesses that require secure, managed connectivity among devices and cloud services, Splashtop Pro is the answer.   With Splashtop Pro, IT and service providers can “mobilize” a workforce in less than 30 minutes.  Users can enjoy consumer-class experience on their devices while meeting corporate security and compliance requirements.

Splashtop products are highly rated by users and have received many prestigious awards -- “Most Innovative Product” award from PC World, the “Best of What’s New” award from Popular Science and “Best of 2011 CES” award from LAPTOP Magazine.  Splashtop is headquartered in San Jose with teams in Beijing, Hangzhou, Shanghai and Taipei.  For more information, visit http://www.splashtop.com.



    isn't the one released a RDP solution?


    RDP is built into Windows / Server. This requires an application install on the client. Not something I'd want to install on 20 servers and workstations...

    Good for consumer, not business.


    And the "C" in "CES" stands for...


    You missed my point. STILL NO RDP


    i need proper rdp. i cannot install anything on the server.


    Wait for OS2 and side load a free RDP application that runs in Android. They suck, but they work - it's good for emergencies though.


    For a professional grade tablet, not having RDP is pretty rough, but hey, at least there's a Citrix client available after, well, months.

    RIM should pay Wyse whatever is costs to do a perfect port of PocketCloud Pro (eg, not the awful Android version) for the PlayBook.


    This means we will be able to use Netflix, Hulu or Cuevana? If true... Amazing

    Michelle Haag

    Reports in the forums seem to indicate that's correct, and honestly Netflix was the first thing that came to my mind as well. :)


    I doubt it would be good for Netflix.

    PC download & streams video to PC
    >PC uploads and streams video to Splashtop?

    I'm not sure but when I tried on my iPad with Splashtop, it didn't go well.


    Exactly; your home upload speed is unlikely to be anywhere near fast enough to support srreaming video.


    I downloaded it last night. Worked great. I watched a movie on Netflix. It was choppy and I thought it was the app/Playbook/network and it turned out it was the laptop I was connected to. I switched machines and it was super smooth. Boss app.


    Does SplashTop use any encryption?

    The current VNC solutions for the PB are insecure, that's a huge drawback.


    The bigger question here is, why are you using VNC without a VPN connection?


    Can you access over bridge?


    Doesn't seem to work over Bridge.


    I use Splashtop for connecting to a PC running the IBM 5250 Emulation client and was hoping I can use it when away from the office over Bridge.
    A little disappointed.


    great program, works over tether or wireless hotspot. smoothest and best looking remote desktop I have tried.


    If this works then I can finally get rid of my 3 year old windows tablet. Being able to connect to my desktop and view/use certain programs while I am in my warehouse will be huge.

    Just wish I didn't leave my Playbook at home today. :(


    Splahtop is a great product. I use it on my iPad and it's a lot faster then Tight VNC. I didn't even they they had plans for a PB release. I use it for PowerPoint presentations running on my PC. The reason I don't use the PB to connect to my PC is because of the max 5 minute screen timeout. I don't want my screen timing out during a presentation. Hopefully they have a "Never" option for OS 2.0.


    Can we get a full review at some point please? Sounds like it would be valuable to many folks.


    agreed! would love to see a full review for this very intriguing app


    Doesnt seem to work at all.


    I had the same problem, the app just stalled. You just need to forward the ports from the router to the PC then it works fine.


    I have this on my HP TouchPad, and find it to be a great product that I use regularly. the introductory price is nothing to sneeze at either! Thanks Splashtop.


    I'm still waiting for Logmein, better for IT purposes, but Splashtop is good for linking my PB to my home computer and stream videos there =D

    Heheh PC (media server) > Playbook (media medium) Wooh!

    OH and gaming as well, ^_^


    works good, Netflix video is choppy, the audio is fine. Used it to type some email and look at some reports, worked well for that.


    What about security? Can it be installed on a server and used remote in and access files?


    Just bought it for PB, works great except has interference while streaming any kind of sound.


    Does this work on the 2.0 beta? I clicked on the link from my PB and it opens up App World but the app doesn't show up. Doesn't show when I search for it either.


    As far as I've tested it, for about 15 minutes, it worked fine in OS 2.0 dev beta.


    Strange... wonder why it won't show up for me in app world then


    No Linux/Ubuntu support unfortunately.


    Just picked it up. Works great for me. Pandora running on PC streams flawlessly through to the PlayBook. Navigating at times can be a bit challenging, but I'm just learning it. Doesn't seem to support multiple displays, or any kind of file manager at this time, but for $4.99 you can't beat it.


    best remote software ive used on the pb. its cool that the sound also works! i wouldt say its very practical for watching movies .


    Does this allow for some sort of right clicking? I am currently hamstrung by RDP that dont offer some form of right clicking.


    They do have an interface that allows for right clicking.


    Press the screen and hold.


    Sweet!! I've been installing splashtop on my Mom's computers and my kids too to support them when they need help. I heard that Splashtop was planning to support the Playbook, and it happened! Very nice.


    I bought RDM+ a while ago and was pretty disappointed with how much it could do, plus it cost twice as much as this. I'll wait for a full review on this one to get a better sense of whether it is useful to me, but so far it looks like a good option.

    Matt J

    RDM+ was the biggest waste of money. Slow, no updates, garbage. Looking forward to a review...


    Awesome!!! Been waiting for logmein to make an app... But this sounds just as good (for my purposes) I'm gonna purchase it AS SOON as I can!!! Crackberry, can't wait to see your full video review!!!


    This is awesome news. I had Splashtop on my Touchpad and it worked flawlessly.

    I had Splashtop installed on Windows Server 08 R2 and watched movies and tv shows that I have stored onto it.


    Nice!! Could not get the Android version to work. Been waiting on this one. Now I can leave the iPad at home....


    Splashtop was in my top 5 apps that i wanted for the Playbook. Sweet!!!


    Can we just get a bloody native RDP client? Please??


    ***Warning about this program:***

    There is no option to disable the remote hosts keyboard,
    mouse, and blank the screen.

    Everything you do from the remote side is visible on screen by someone
    at the host side.

    Also: Splashtop doesn't automatically lock the host on disconnect.
    If you happen to lose your connection without 1st locking or shutting down
    the host computer manually, the host login session is still active and open!
    And given the host computers keyboard, mouse & screen are still unlocked -
    It's an *epic*. Security. "FAIL".

    I posted a 1-STAR review (and this apps 1st!) on APP world
    and its hilarious that it was DELETED and then 6 or so 5-STAR
    reviews that sound like they where written by the same company
    shill appeared.

    Where's my valid security concerned review?

    Other issues:

    The only way to close the app is through the PB carousel. There
    are no in app menu swipe-down options whatsoever.

    The app is a major battery and CPU hog. Your device *will* heat up.


    Wow. You sound like a competitor if ya ask me. This app is great! And its making thousands of us happy happy playbook campers... Non of what you mentioned is a concern to me and probably MOST average consumers.


    Security options (and very basic ones you'd expect as a standard implementation for an RDP) will always be needed for the minority that are knowledgeable of the risks cited above, and, as for the tablet-wielding lamer lumpen majority....

    mig 007

    Actually, your review of 1-STAR is still showing through the "Splashtop Remote Desktop HD" App in AppWorld on the PlayBook!

    Just keep hitting more reviews!

    I bought the App as it looks good for what I need it for in a non IT environment.


    Thanks for this review. i was going to purchase it until this. I'll wait for a fix on this or another RDP client.

    Matt J

    This is a big security issue. I will wait for a fix.


    i can vouch, i saw his post earlier today before i bought it and now it is gone. I have pricing issues with the app as there is a huge price difference when not on sale in comparison to android marketplace. appworld reg - $20 marketplace $4.99. absolutely ridiculous i want my money back u can keep your insecure a** app. Feeling super cheated!!!!!!!!!!!!! See my post further below.


    Happy to see this app ported to playbook. Been enjoying it on iPad quite alot


    How do you get the keyboard to come on the PB screen while using this app?

    mig 007

    On your PlayBook, Swipe diagonally from the bottom left frame/border onto the screen and Voila! Perform the same action to make the Keyboard disappear or hit the bottom left icon on the keyboard.


    I downloaded this app today and it appears to have some upside. However, cannot get the virtual keyboard to appear. Anyone else have this problem or know how to make the playbook's virtual keyboard appear?

    mig 007

    See my previous post.


    I have another issue with this app. i bought it at the sale price thinking what a steal. Wrong!!!! Fail!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is 4.99 regularly in the market place on sale for 1.99. i know cause i bought it for my wife's kindle fire tonight. RIM and the developers need to.stop. i feel like i was just ripped off . i think this may be happening with other apps because they think us PB users are all business users. We are not all lemmings in this world. Be fair. if they cost one price in one market place than they should be the same price across the board. This turned a very proud bb fan in a customer that feels very cheated. I want my money back you can remove the app from myapp world account . F that sh*t!!!


    So if Walmart decides to put something on sale, should Target, Sears, and Kmart be required to as well?


    lol Might as well add gas stations to that too! C'mon now!


    Why is there no indication anywhere in the Crackberry brief review that a Google email account is required to use Splashdot? They do not currently support any other email accounts. Really? I want my money back.


    the use of an email isn't necessary....the app does what it is intended to do.....no reason for you to want your money back.


    My bad. It does work without the email. I was confused during the set-up. Perhaps they should clarify that.


    i might be wrong, but i believe the PB and the computer you are connecting to must both be setup with a gmail account if you want to connect through the internet vs. on the same network where no gmail account is needed.


    I have Splashtop on my Android phone. You aren't required to have a Google email account. If you do, Splashtop can use it to locate your host computer over the internet. It works well.


    Maybe I'm blind but I don't see anywhere in the app itself where I can logon to my gmail so I can locate my computer when I am not at home

    Edit: found it~


    I got the app yesterday, works well and does what i want it to do, but for some reason i'm not receiving sound to my Playbook, i've checked that all volumes are on max, still no sound.

    If anyone has any idea as to how i can fix this, please let me know.

    Aliasgar Babat

    I dig Splashtop, too and its good. But businesses prefer a more secured option hence they use RHUB's remote support servers b/c it gives more options for remote support and online collaboration.