Finally, the new Tablet from BlackBerry released to the public: The BlackBerry PlayBook. It been enough time before this Gadget launched two days ago. But before we begin to discuss about the design looks, features and specifications of this BB Tablet, let us tell you that, unlike other BlackBerry Gadget (SmartPhone), the Manual of PlayBook only available in User Guide PDF version, this means that we couldn’t find the Start Here Manual that usually contains some of short help before we getting to use and familiarizing about the Device, for example the Keys Parts of the Gadget. Only Safety and Product Information that available along with User Guide of BlackBerry PlayBook.
This first Generation of PlayBook has a main critique in the matter of Email Service. You will got only option to get an Email and some others Features if you already had a BlackBerry Smartphone. You will never get Email or SMS or others task if you separated Playbook with BB Smartphone. You will only get messaging service in the ways it works with BB Smarphone by using BlackBerry Bridge Applications. This is the main issued that seem to be the “lack” on BlackBerry PlayBook. It seems that this BB Tablet released in some version: BlackBerry Playbook (Wi-Fi only), BlackBerry 4G PlayBook HSPA+ and LTE version and the last one is BlackBerry PlayBook WiMax.
BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet Manual User Guide Resume
The Keys and Parts Name of BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet below and also with some explanation of its functions is one part of the content of User Guide of the Tablet that could be found under “Getting to know your BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet at page 3, page 4 and also page 5 of the PDF File Manual
Other Basic Functions and tutorial such as how you can show the home screen and minimize the applications, how to show the menu or switch between applications, how to show the status bar, close an applications, switch between views on home screen, you can learn with picture tutorial series how to do that under “Getting Around” Sections.
And this is the one of Tutorial that you had to know: Learning on using the BlackBerry Bridge. You can find the step by step instruction and elaboration of the menu shortcut and icons, connecting tablet to Smartphone using BB Bridge, and also the Troubleshooting or Tips on using it at page 12 to page 14 of the User Guide of BlackBerry PlayBook.
Others tutorial including how to Create Edit Open and Save Word Document or Spreadsheet Document (just like Microsoft Word / Excel on page 35 and 36. If you like to know how to use the Wi-Fi for internet connection or connect to HotSpot Access Point and also using the Bluetooth to pair to other Bluetooth Devices such as use A2DP to use Wireless Stereo Head set you can find at page 29 and 30 under “Connection Section”.
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BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet Specifications
Although some of PlayBook Version works under GSM, LTE and WiMax Data Networks Technology, it did not means that this Tablet capable to be use as the ways the SmartPhone / Mobile Phone had. PlayBook can not be use to make Voice Communications, SMS or even MMS. For the Display Screen, it equipped with 7 inches Diagonal Size (Diameter) with TFT Capacitive Touchscreen at 16M Color and has Resolution 600 x 1024 pixels. It also included with Touchscreen features like Auto Rotate with Accelerometer Sensor and has Multi Touch Input Method.
For the 4G HSPA+ version the PlayBook supports GSM, GPRS and EDGE Network and for HSPA+ it capable to be use as HSPA 21 Mbps and HSUPA. For WiMax, it uses WiMAX 802.16 e version, and for LTE it uses LTE Networks Technology. All those version also have Wi-Fi WLAN 802.11 a,b,g,n. For others Connectivity Features: Bluetooth Version 2.1 with A2DP plus Enhanced Data Rate and has microUSB v2.0 for High Speed Data Transfer.
The Operating System uses in BlackBerry PlayBook is the BlackBerry Tablet OS that also known as QNX Operating System. For the Hardware, the PB powered with 1GHz Dual Core Cortex-A9 Processor Speed CPU with PowerVR SGX540 Graphic Processor GPU, and uses TI OMAP 4430 chipset along with 1GB RAM and optional internal storage (use SSD Card) 16/32/64GB.
For the Camera, it uses 3MP Camera in front of the body of the Tablet, and on the rear side has 5MP Camera with AutoFocus, Video Recording at HD 1080p. Others Features: Media Player for Audio Music MP3, AAC+, WMA and for Video DivX, XviD, 3GP and WMV, HDMI Port, Java MIDP 2.1 supported, Document Viewer (Word to Go and Sheet to Go Applications) , PDF Reader eBook, etc.
Table of Contents of BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet Manual User Guide
BlackBerry App World
Battery and Power
Keyboard and Typing
Word to Go
Sheet to Go
BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet Manual User Guide PDF Download
It seems that the missing Start Here Manual that we discussed above had already included in the section “Getting Started” Chapter on the User Guide of BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet PDF. So it not necessary to download and had or read the Start Here (Quick Start Guide / Getting Start Guide).
It seems that the User Guide PDF url address is a little bit miss-named / error. It been write as BlackBerry Torch 9800 SmartPhone User Guide, although the contents is discussed about BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet. Update!: The miss name url address links had already fixed!
- Download User Guide of BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet | Language: English | Pages: 41 | PDF Size: 3.42 MB
- Download Safety & Product Information of BB PlayBook Tablet | Language: English | Pages: 17 | PDF Size: 788KB