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* Blackberry Playbook: http://ca.blackberry.com/playbook-tablet.html | [http://ca.blackberry.com/support/tablets/playbook/how-to.html GUIDE]
 
* Blackberry Playbook: http://ca.blackberry.com/playbook-tablet.html | [http://ca.blackberry.com/support/tablets/playbook/how-to.html GUIDE]
 
* Playbook Audio/Video Formats: http://docs.blackberry.com/en/smartphone_users/deliverables/27267/Supported_Media_Types_on_BlackBerry_Tablets_%28English%29.pdf
 
* Playbook Audio/Video Formats: http://docs.blackberry.com/en/smartphone_users/deliverables/27267/Supported_Media_Types_on_BlackBerry_Tablets_%28English%29.pdf
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* [[wikipedia: BlackBerry PlayBook]]
 
<ref>BlackBerry PlayBook NEWS: http://crackberry.com/blackberry-playbook</ref>
 
<ref>BlackBerry PlayBook NEWS: http://crackberry.com/blackberry-playbook</ref>
 
<ref>'''How to Use the BlackBerry PlayBook Gestures: http://helpblog.blackberry.com/2011/04/blackberry-playbook-gestures/'''</ref>
 
<ref>'''How to Use the BlackBerry PlayBook Gestures: http://helpblog.blackberry.com/2011/04/blackberry-playbook-gestures/'''</ref>
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<ref>What to Do with a BlackBerry PlayBook Now that BB10 Update is Cancelled: http://www.infragistics.com/community/blogs/nick-landry/archive/2013/07/29/what-to-do-with-a-blackberry-playbook-now-that-bb10-update-is-cancelled.aspx</ref>
 
<ref>What to Do with a BlackBerry PlayBook Now that BB10 Update is Cancelled: http://www.infragistics.com/community/blogs/nick-landry/archive/2013/07/29/what-to-do-with-a-blackberry-playbook-now-that-bb10-update-is-cancelled.aspx</ref>
 
<ref>Best 'Hacks' for Playbook?: https://www.reddit.com/r/PlayBook/comments/2wk12p/best_hacks_for_playbook/</ref>
 
<ref>Best 'Hacks' for Playbook?: https://www.reddit.com/r/PlayBook/comments/2wk12p/best_hacks_for_playbook/</ref>
<ref>Watching movies on PlayBook.: https://supportforums.blackberry.com/t5/BlackBerry-PlayBook/Watching-movies-on-PlayBook/td-p/1935639</ref>
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<ref>Watching movies on PlayBook: https://supportforums.blackberry.com/t5/BlackBerry-PlayBook/Watching-movies-on-PlayBook/td-p/1935639</ref>
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<ref>Take Your Display to the Next Level with BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 & HDMI Cables: http://helpblog.blackberry.com/2012/07/playbook-hdmi/</ref>
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<ref>Remote Control feature in BlackBerry Bridge 2.0 lets you control your BlackBerry PlayBook with your BlackBerry smartphone: http://helpblog.blackberry.com/2012/03/playbook-tablet-remote-control/</ref>
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<ref>How to copy files to and from a BlackBerry PlayBook using Wi-Fi Sharing: http://helpblog.blackberry.com/2011/06/playbook-copy-files/</ref>
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<ref>How to download a video off of Youtube onto your Blackberry Playbook - HD: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loBP2eISV4I (using [https://savemedia.com/ SaveMedia])</ref>
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<ref>Homemade VPN server (raspberryPI+raspbian) for Playbook: http://forums.crackberry.com/blackberry-10-os-f269/homemade-vpn-server-raspberrypi-raspbian-850976/</ref>
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<ref>Connect Raspberry Pi to Playbook over USB: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=9836</ref>
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<ref>BLACKBERRY, NOW POWERED BY ANDROID: http://ca.blackberry.com/software/smartphones/android.html</ref>
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<ref>Hands on with the new Android Player in PlayBook OS 2.1: http://crackberry.com/hands-new-android-player-playbook-os-21-apps-run-their-own-window</ref>
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<ref>Blackberry - Android App porting/publishing for Developers: https://developer.blackberry.com/android/</ref>
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<ref>BB now having all the Amazon apps and Fitbit being one of them, can we get Notifications?: https://community.fitbit.com/t5/Surge/Notifications-With-BB-Amazon-Fitbit-App/m-p/691141#M10752</ref>
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<ref>Using Blackberry Passport & FitBit Blaze: https://community.fitbit.com/t5/Blaze/Using-Blackberry-Passport-and-Blaze/td-p/1201926/page/2</ref>
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<ref>How To Sideload Android apps on PlayBook OS v2.0 for use with the Android App Player: http://crackberry.com/how-sideload-android-apps-playbook-os-v20-use-android-app-player</ref>
  
  

Revision as of 16:02, 31 October 2016

Blackberry is the flagship brand of RIM mobile devices. It is characterized as a business-focused mobile product line, with very strong Email and a one of the first phones to boast a full QWERTY keyboard. RIM also has a number of Blackberry SmartPhone offerings which are very popular world-wide.


Models

All BlackBerry devices have a signature style, look and feel. The keyboards are one of the defining factors, and a Blackberry was one of the first mobile devices to incorporate a full QWERTY keyboard. Even their first line that lacked a physical QWERTY, the touch-screen ( Storm) line, bears a striking resemblance to the original devices:

Blackberry.png


Some of the most popular lines include:

Pearl

BlackberryPearl.png

Bold

BlackberryBold.png

Curve

BlackberryCurve.png

WorldEdition

The first to support all major 3G standards (CDMA/UTMS/EVDO/GMS)

BB8830.jpg

Torch

The first sliding keyboard line:

BlackberryTorch.png

Storm

The first touch-screen line:

BlackberryStorm.png

Playbook

The Playbook is the first (and possibly last) line of tablets from BlackBerry:

BB-playbook.jpg

While they received mixed reviews upon launch, they garnered a loyal following and boasted specs which were quite cutting-edge at the time. To date, performance of Blackberry Playbooks were comparable to iPads and Android Tablets, however they are now being surpassed at an increasing rate as support has officially ended[1] and no further upgrades to the platform are being done by Blackberry. Key features include: Flash support, Mobile Video (Streaming), BB Messenger, Video Chat, Gaming, Accelerometer (which can be used as an input to games/apps), MicroHDMI (to hook up to a larger screen) BB Bridge (which allows you to pair your BB phone and use it as a mouse to control the tablet remotely, ideal for when the tablet is hooked up to a TV, Computer Monitor or Projector), among others. The weakest point of the Playbook though, and the most complained about problem is the complete lack of leading apps that you can find on the other main platforms (iOS & Android).

[2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] [18] [19] [20]


BB10

The major OS and App functionality upgrade, BlackBerry 10 (aka BBX):

Blackberry10.jpg

Q10

Z10

Passport

Blackberry-passport.jpg


App Store

The BlackBerry AppWorld offers a central portal where BlackBerry device owners can download Applications, Games, Themes and other additional content.


Research In Motion

Research In Motion (RIM), is the former name of Blackberry, one of the world's leading manufacturers of Mobile Devices and handset related technologies (hardware, accessories and software).[21]

On January 30th, 2013[22] set to coincide with the introduction of the BlackBerry 10, RIM officially changed their name to BlackBerry (which was previously just the brand name of their successful mobile phone line).


About

"Through the development of integrated hardware, software and services that support multiple wireless network standards, RIM provides platforms and solutions for seamless access to time-sensitive information including email, phone, text messaging (SMS and MMS), Internet and intranet-based applications."

[23]


Mission

From the corporate website: "What is the RIM vision/mission statement? RIM does not have a vision/mission statement that is publicly available."[24]







Tools


Resources


Tutorials


External Links


References

  1. Official BlackBerry support for the PlayBook ends this month: http://www.blackberryempire.com/official-blackberry-support-playbook-ends-month/
  2. BlackBerry PlayBook NEWS: http://crackberry.com/blackberry-playbook
  3. How to Use the BlackBerry PlayBook Gestures: http://helpblog.blackberry.com/2011/04/blackberry-playbook-gestures/
  4. BlackBerry PlayBook: Time to resurrect it!: http://utbblogs.com/blackberry-playbook-time-to-resurrect-it/
  5. CrackBerry POLL -- Do you still use your BlackBerry PlayBook? If so for what?: http://crackberry.com/crackberry-asks-do-you-still-use-your-blackberry-playbook (from IoT Kitchen/SmartFridge controller to Home Theatre via MicroHDMI & BB Bridge, and, from Kids' gaming/car-trip device to "bedroom pornblet", yes there are still a few uses for BlackBerry's abandoned Tablet)
  6. What to Do with a BlackBerry PlayBook Now that BB10 Update is Cancelled: http://www.infragistics.com/community/blogs/nick-landry/archive/2013/07/29/what-to-do-with-a-blackberry-playbook-now-that-bb10-update-is-cancelled.aspx
  7. Best 'Hacks' for Playbook?: https://www.reddit.com/r/PlayBook/comments/2wk12p/best_hacks_for_playbook/
  8. Watching movies on PlayBook: https://supportforums.blackberry.com/t5/BlackBerry-PlayBook/Watching-movies-on-PlayBook/td-p/1935639
  9. Take Your Display to the Next Level with BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 & HDMI Cables: http://helpblog.blackberry.com/2012/07/playbook-hdmi/
  10. Remote Control feature in BlackBerry Bridge 2.0 lets you control your BlackBerry PlayBook with your BlackBerry smartphone: http://helpblog.blackberry.com/2012/03/playbook-tablet-remote-control/
  11. How to copy files to and from a BlackBerry PlayBook using Wi-Fi Sharing: http://helpblog.blackberry.com/2011/06/playbook-copy-files/
  12. How to download a video off of Youtube onto your Blackberry Playbook - HD: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loBP2eISV4I (using SaveMedia)
  13. Homemade VPN server (raspberryPI+raspbian) for Playbook: http://forums.crackberry.com/blackberry-10-os-f269/homemade-vpn-server-raspberrypi-raspbian-850976/
  14. Connect Raspberry Pi to Playbook over USB: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=9836
  15. BLACKBERRY, NOW POWERED BY ANDROID: http://ca.blackberry.com/software/smartphones/android.html
  16. Hands on with the new Android Player in PlayBook OS 2.1: http://crackberry.com/hands-new-android-player-playbook-os-21-apps-run-their-own-window
  17. Blackberry - Android App porting/publishing for Developers: https://developer.blackberry.com/android/
  18. BB now having all the Amazon apps and Fitbit being one of them, can we get Notifications?: https://community.fitbit.com/t5/Surge/Notifications-With-BB-Amazon-Fitbit-App/m-p/691141#M10752
  19. Using Blackberry Passport & FitBit Blaze: https://community.fitbit.com/t5/Blaze/Using-Blackberry-Passport-and-Blaze/td-p/1201926/page/2
  20. How To Sideload Android apps on PlayBook OS v2.0 for use with the Android App Player: http://crackberry.com/how-sideload-android-apps-playbook-os-v20-use-android-app-player
  21. RIM website: http://rim.com/
  22. RIM no more. Name change to BlackBerry a 'brilliant' move says expert: http://news.yahoo.com/rim-no-more-name-change-blackberry-brilliant-move-200734845.html
  23. RIM Company http://www.rim.com/company/index.shtml
  24. RIM Company - FAQ: http://www.rim.com/company/assistance/index.shtml
  25. BlackBerry 8830 - Handbook: http://docs.blackberry.com/en/smartphone_users/deliverables/139/Tips_8830_BlackBerry_Zen.pdf
  26. Bell's Blackberry 8830 handbook (BACKUP LINK): http://support.bell.ca/_web/guides/User-Guides/Mobile/Blackberry/Blacberry-EN/BlackBerry_8830_user_guide.pdf
  27. How to program the BB 8830: http://support.bell.ca/Mobility/Smartphones_and_mobile_internet/How_to_program_my_rim_blackberry8830#
  28. 8830 specs: http://www.gsmarena.com/blackberry_8830_world_edition-1968.php

See Also

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