Things you can do with a BlackBerry PlayBook, even if it doesn't have OS 2.0

By Adam Zeis on 27 Oct 2011 03:05 pm EDT

Bumming around a bit at the BlackBerry DevCon 2011 party, I took some time away to run off with Kevin's sweet "PlayBook on a chain" to do up a fun video. I ambushed pretty much anyone I could find and snagged them on video. I'll apologize off the bat to anyone who didn't notice what the PlayBook said and/or thought that the video would never see the light of day.

The app running on the PlayBook is Screamager by our own CrackBerry Fanboy Marco. Also note that the background track, Pumped Up Kicks by Foster the People, is apparently Kevin's favorite song since he played it incessantly during our DevCon blogging sessions (and thus now I can't stand it). Enjoy!

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Things you can do with a BlackBerry PlayBook, even if it doesn't have OS 2.0


That was Ryan .. and I'm sure he only hid it because he thought I was trying to steal it. Love me some cake.

They had cake there?! At that point I think I had finished some sushi, before I had a crab cake slider.

Thanks for being nice though 

Many things you can do with the PB, if you really do actual work. Well worth the price even as is.
Just used it for a meeting his week, presenting data, taking notes in Evernote, connected with BB thru Bridge (real workers do not need separate email or BBM with Bridge), and navigated to the city and meeting with the PB. For a $6 billion project. Real people doing real jobs with PB.

BIS works fine for accessing work email. There are limitations but that applies to any device and I have a work flow that works for me. No pretending the PB replaces my computer. But the PB is darn easier to carry into meetings or a client's office and stay connected with email and PIM with Bridge.

Mine connects to one of the largest, global, corporate networks in the world and up until I went on sabbatical, connected to my work emails just fine through BES and my trusty Torch. I even stopped taking my ThinkPad to work most days because the PlayBook was much better in meetings. I loved that I didn't have to connect using a corporate dialer/VPN when at customer sites which is always tricky due to their firewall rules. Bridge meant I was always available and could run pretty much any application I wanted through VNC back to my ThinkPad at home. You obviously don't own one or just don't have a clue as you wouldn't state such garbage if you did.

"This video contains content from SME and EMI, one or more of whom have blocked it in your country on copyright grounds.
Sorry about that."