Think a tablet is nothing more than a platform for playing games and entertaining kids? Then you haven’t touched the new 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook. Secure and smart, this tablet is both a media maven and a fast, secure productivity powerhouse.
TIPS & TRICKS
Cleverly designed and quite intuitive, it won’t take you long to master your BlackBerry PlayBook. Here are a few additional tips and tricks to get you started.
1. SWIPE IT
To switch between apps, swipe into the screen from the left or right. Swiping in from the corner will bring up the keyboard. Swipe up to see all running apps and tap to jump right back in.
2. HDMI OUT
Connect a micro HDMI cable to your PlayBook and connect the other end to your HDTV. Just like that, you’re watching videos from your PlayBook in full HD on the big screen.
3. SNAP A SHOT
Press the volume up and volume down keys together to take a shot of whatever’s on your PlayBook screen: video, email, web page, your game’s high score – anything at all.
4. BRIDGE IT
When paired with your BlackBerry smartphone (OS 5.0+), you can use BBM, make hands-free calls, share contacts, calendars, emails between your devices and more.
About the size of an e-reader, the PlayBook fits easily in a bag or carry-on luggage and can be comfortably held in one hand. The 7-inch screen is compact, but the high resolution makes pictures and videos vivid and sharp. Likewise, text is crisp and readable.
With the PlayBook’s 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, you don’t have to switch between apps; you can run multiple simultaneously. Play a video, switch out to the homescreen, and you’ll see your windowed video continue to play, ready to switch back at any time.
Built-in access to the Rogers LTE network featuring the world’s fastest wireless network technology means doing things wirelessly that were previously unfathomable, from handling massive files with ease to streaming video without stuttering. And when you’re outside of Rogers LTE coverage areas, you can automatically connect across Canada on the Rogers 4G HSPA+ network.
Whether you think HTML5 is the answer or whether you’re still loving Flash, rest assured that just about every website is available on the new PlayBook. It also comes with built-in email with a unified inbox, a people-centric calendar showing news on meeting attendees and their companies, plus a contacts app that incorporates social media.
The PlayBook is the first tablet to achieve FIPS 140-2 certification, making it trusted by governments and other organizations where security is top priority. With the PlayBook, your information is safe.
THE 4G LTE BLACKBERRY PLAYBOOK AT A GLANCE
Wireless download speeds of up to 100 Mbps*, rivaling your home wired connection
Internal storage: 32 GB
Plenty of room for apps, movies, pics and music
Screen: 7 inches
High resolution in a travel-friendly size
Rear camera: 5 MP
Snap print-quality stills and HD video
Front camera: 3 MP
For crystal-clear video chatting
Dual-core processor: 1.5 GHz
Crazy fast for serious multi-taskers
* Refers to peak theoretical speeds based on manufacturer’s specifications.
Find more on the 4G LTE Blackberry PlayBook at rogers.com/lteplaybook.