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BlackBerry PlayBook
User Guide
Version: 1.0 Internal Beta

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  • Page 1 BlackBerry PlayBook User Guide Version: 1.0 Internal Beta...
  • Page 2 SWD-1347536-0222042730-001...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Getting started........................................Beta notice......................................... Getting to know your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet............................. Getting around........................................Using the touch screen....................................... View your notifications....................................... BlackBerry Bridge....................................... About BlackBerry Bridge..................................... Connect to BlackBerry Bridge..................................... BlackBerry Bridge tips......................................Troubleshooting: BlackBerry Bridge................................... Music..........................................Playing your music......................................
  • Page 4 Wi-Fi........................................... Bluetooth technology......................................Keyboard and typing......................................Typing with the touch screen keyboard................................Word to Go......................................... Creating and editing documents..................................Word To Go icons....................................... Sheet to Go......................................... Creating and editing spreadsheets..................................Legal notice........................................
  • Page 5: Getting Started

    RIM Confidential and Proprietary Information - Beta Customers Only. Content and software are subject to change. Getting started Beta notice The information contained in this documentation is intended for beta customers only. Content and software are subject to change. Getting to know your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet...
  • Page 6 RIM Confidential and Proprietary Information - Beta Customers Only. Content and software are subject to change.
  • Page 7: Getting Around

    RIM Confidential and Proprietary Information - Beta Customers Only. Content and software are subject to change. Getting around Show the home screen and miminimze apps Swipe up from the bottom frame.
  • Page 8 RIM Confidential and Proprietary Information - Beta Customers Only. Content and software are subject to change. Show the menu In many apps, you can find additional features, options, and help in the menu. In an app, swipe down from the top frame. To close the menu, touch anywhere in the app.
  • Page 9: Using The Touch Screen

    Swipe left or right in the bottom part of the home screen. Using the touch screen Here are some common gestures to help you get started using your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet. Swipe To scroll through a list or a webpage, move between pictures, and more, touch the screen and slide your finger up and down or right and left.
  • Page 10 RIM Confidential and Proprietary Information - Beta Customers Only. Content and software are subject to change. Pinch To zoom in and out while you're looking at a webpage, picture, or other content, touch the screen with your finger and thumb and pinch them together or apart.
  • Page 11: View Your Notifications

    View your notifications Your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet uses notifications to keep you informed about software updates, new messages, calendar reminders, battery power level, and much more. When new notifications come in, the top-left or top-right corner of your screen glows red.
  • Page 12 RIM Confidential and Proprietary Information - Beta Customers Only. Content and software are subject to change. To view details, tap the notification message.
  • Page 13: Blackberry Bridge

    If you're running BlackBerry® Device Software 5.0 or later on your BlackBerry smartphone, you can connect your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet to your smartphone to access push email, calendars, BBM™, files, and other data directly from your tablet. Your tablet connects to your smartphone using Bluetooth® technology. To connect, you need the BlackBerry® Bridge™ app installed on your smartphone.
  • Page 14: Blackberry Bridge Tips

    RIM Confidential and Proprietary Information - Beta Customers Only. Content and software are subject to change. 1. On your tablet's home screen, on the status bar, tap [settings_icon] > BlackBerry Bridge. 2. Tap Setup > Continue. 3. In the BlackBerry Bridge app on your smartphone, tap Add Device > Next.
  • Page 15 Verify that your smartphone's Bluetooth connection is turned on and that your smartphone is in range. The BlackBerry Bridge application on your smartphone might not be set to automatically connect to your tablet. Try opening the application and connecting manually.
  • Page 16: Music

    Playing your music Your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet supports the most popular types of audio files including MP3, M4A, WMA, and WAV. Use the built-in stereo speakers, plug in headphones, or hook your tablet's HDMI port up to a home entertainment system for some serious sound.
  • Page 17: Photos

    Viewing your photos Your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet is the perfect way to take your photos with you and lets you share them with friends and family on a beautiful hi-res screen. Pictures that you take with the tablet's cameras are automatically saved in the Photos app.
  • Page 18: Videos

    Playing videos Watch HD video on the go with your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet. Your tablet plays 1080p HD videos and supports a variety of video formats such as AVI, ASF, Fv4, MP4, and WMV. For information about recording videos, see the Camera section of the Help.
  • Page 19: Camera

    Taking pictures Your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ has a 5 megapixel rear facing camera that allows you to capture great images and a 3 megapixel front facing camera perfect for taking a quick self portrait or creating a profile picture. Pictures that you take are saved in an album in Photos app.
  • Page 20: Voice Notes

    RIM Confidential and Proprietary Information - Beta Customers Only. Content and software are subject to change. Voice notes Recording voice notes Record a reminder or notes from lectures and meetings with a single tap. Your voice notes are listed by the date and time they are recorded.
  • Page 21: Blackberry App World

    Enhance your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet with the many games, and social networking and productivity apps available through the BlackBerry App World™ storefront. Search for apps or browse the top downloads and best sellers. You can pay for items with your credit card or using a PayPal® account. The My World screen gives you a streamlined view of all your apps and their statuses.
  • Page 22: Browser

    RIM Confidential and Proprietary Information - Beta Customers Only. Content and software are subject to change. Browser Browsing the web Search for or go to a webpage In the address bar, type search terms or a web address. Tap To reload a page, tap [reload_icon] in the address bar. Bookmark a page Tap [add_bookmark_icon].
  • Page 23: Battery And Power

    RIM Confidential and Proprietary Information - Beta Customers Only. Content and software are subject to change. Battery and power Turning off your tablet and using standby mode Check the battery power level On the status bar, tap . When the battery power level is low, your tablet notifies you.
  • Page 24: Connections

    Connect to a Wi-Fi network Your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ can connect to the Internet using Wi-Fi®. Public Wi-Fi networks are available in many public places, such as libraries, airports, hotels, coffee shops, and so on. When you connect to a Wi-Fi network, your tablet saves the network and connects to it automatically the next time you're within range.
  • Page 25 SSID If the Wi-Fi network is hidden, type the SSID (the name the network uses to identify itself). Your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet uses this name to find the network. Hidden SSID If the Wi-Fi network is hidden, select this check box. Hidden networks don't appear in the list of available networks.
  • Page 26 • Verify that the time on your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet is synchronized with the network time. If the times are different, it could prevent your tablet from connecting (for example, if connecting to the network requires you to have a certificate on your tablet and the certificate has an expiration date).
  • Page 27: Bluetooth Technology

    Connect a Bluetooth enabled device You can use Bluetooth® technology to connect your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet to a wireless keyboard, mobile phone, or other device that uses a supported Bluetooth profile. The first time you connect to a device, you pair it with your tablet. Your tablet remembers paired devices and usually connects to them automatically whenever they're in range.
  • Page 28 Try the following actions: • Verify that the Bluetooth® enabled device is compatible with your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet. Check the information that came with the Bluetooth enabled device to find out what Bluetooth profiles it uses and verify that your tablet supports those profiles.
  • Page 29: Keyboard And Typing

    RIM Confidential and Proprietary Information - Beta Customers Only. Content and software are subject to change. Keyboard and typing Typing with the touch screen keyboard Show the keyboard Tap a text entry field or swipe onto the screen from the bottom left corner of the frame.
  • Page 30: Word To Go

    RIM Confidential and Proprietary Information - Beta Customers Only. Content and software are subject to change. Word to Go Creating and editing documents Using your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ and Word To Go you can edit, update, and save your important information in one convenient location. Create a new document On the welcome screen, tap New Document.
  • Page 31: Sheet To Go

    RIM Confidential and Proprietary Information - Beta Customers Only. Content and software are subject to change. Sheet to Go Creating and editing spreadsheets Create a new spreadsheet On the welcome screen, tap New Document. Open a spreadsheet On the welcome screen, tap Browse. Save a spreadsheet Swipe down from the top frame.
  • Page 32: Legal Notice

    RIM Confidential and Proprietary Information - Beta Customers Only. Content and software are subject to change. Legal notice ©2011 Research In Motion Limited. All rights reserved. BlackBerry®, RIM®, Research In Motion®, and related trademarks, names, and logos are the property of Research In Motion Limited and are registered and/or used in the U.S. and countries around the world.
  • Page 33 Some airtime service providers might not offer Internet browsing functionality with a subscription to the BlackBerry® Internet Service. Check with your service provider for availability, roaming arrangements, service plans and features. Installation or use of Third Party Products and Services with RIM's products and services may require one or more patent, trademark, copyright, or other licenses in order to avoid infringement or violation of third party rights.
  • Page 34 RIM Confidential and Proprietary Information - Beta Customers Only. Content and software are subject to change. This is a Wi-Fi® enabled device subject to restrictions of use in some member states of the European Community. Research In Motion Limited 295 Phillip Street Waterloo, ON N2L 3W8 Canada Research In Motion UK Limited...

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