The BlackBerry PlayBook tablet is now available for purchase at Rogers retail locations. You can pick up a device from your local Rogers store for $499 for the 16GB model, $599 for 32GB and $699 for 64GB.
The BlackBerry PlayBook is equipped with WiFi so you’ll be able to access the web where you have WiFi coverage. Over WiFi, email is accessible via the Web – by logging into Outlook Web Access (for corporate email), Gmail or other web mail services. If you have a BlackBerry smartphone you can securely access your BlackBerry smartphone’s e-mail, calendar, documents and other content on the PlayBook using a secure Bluetooth connection with the BlackBerry Bridge software. Here’s how:
- Install the BlackBerry Bridge from BlackBerry App World. The BlackBerry Bridge lets you bridge PlayBook to your BlackBerry through a secure, wireless Bluetooth connection to access information already on the smartphone like your email inbox, calendar appointments, tasks, etc.
- Ensure you’re running 5.0 OS or higher. There may be an update available for your handset, which you can check for by going here from your computer or laptop.
- You’ll also need a Rogers data plan of 1GB and above
Don’t have a BlackBerry smartphone, but are interested in PlayBook? If you’re using an Android device or iPhone that has a mobile hotspot capability, or if you have a Rogers Rocket Mobile Hotspot, you can connect the PlayBook to these devices to get 3G Internet access.
In case you missed it the first time, check out our demo video of the PlayBook with BlackBerry expert, Jeff Gadway.
Will you be getting a BlackBerry PlayBook?
Miranda MacDonald is a regular contributor to RedBoard