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BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet
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Version: 1.0

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  • Page 1 BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet User Guide Version: 1.0...
  • Page 2 SWD-1526983-0415114428-001...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Getting started........................................Getting to know your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet............................. Using the touch screen....................................... Getting around........................................Personalizing your tablet....................................View your notifications....................................... Status bar icons and indicators..................................Switch to a new tablet......................................BlackBerry Bridge....................................... About BlackBerry Bridge..................................... Connect your tablet and smartphone using BlackBerry Bridge..........................
  • Page 4 Clock........................................... Setting the clock......................................... Security..........................................Set a password........................................Managing VPN profiles....................................... Import certificates......................................Browser..........................................Browsing the web....................................... Bookmarking webpages..................................... Change browser options....................................Troubleshooting: Browser....................................Battery and power......................................Turning off your tablet and using standby mode............................... Extending your battery life....................................Connections........................................Wi-Fi...........................................
  • Page 5: Getting Started

    Help Getting started Getting started Getting to know your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet...
  • Page 6 Help Getting started...
  • Page 7: Using The Touch Screen

    Help Getting started Using the touch screen Here are some common gestures to help you get started using your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet. Swipe To scroll a list, pan a webpage, move between pictures, and more, touch the screen and slide your finger up and down or...
  • Page 8 Help Getting started Pinch To zoom in and out of a webpage, picture, or other content, touch the screen with your finger and thumb and pinch them together or apart.
  • Page 9: Getting Around

    Help Getting started Drag To move an item from one place to another, touch and hold the item. Slide your finger to the position where you want it. Getting around Show the home screen and minimize apps Swipe up from the bottom frame onto the screen.
  • Page 10 Help Getting started 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 onto the screen. To close the menu, tap away from the menu. Switch between apps You can flip between your open apps without having to return to the home screen.
  • Page 11: Personalizing Your Tablet

    Swipe left or right in the lower part of the home screen. Personalizing your tablet There are many ways you can personalize your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet. In addition to the personalization suggestions listed here, the Options menu provides many additional settings you can use to customize your PlayBook tablet.
  • Page 12: View Your Notifications

    Application Behavior switch to Showcase. 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 the screen glows red.
  • Page 13: Switch To A New Tablet

    1. On your computer, in the BlackBerry Desktop Software, click Help > Check for updates. If an update is available, click the update to update your version of the BlackBerry Desktop Software.
  • Page 14: Blackberry Bridge

    BlackBerry Bridge About 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 email, calendars, BlackBerry® Messenger, files, and other data directly from your tablet.
  • Page 15: Connect Your Tablet And Smartphone Using Blackberry Bridge

    Connect your tablet and smartphone using BlackBerry Bridge To connect your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet to your BlackBerry smartphone, you need to install the BlackBerry® Bridge™ app on your smartphone. You can download it from the BlackBerry App World™ storefront.
  • Page 16: Troubleshooting: Blackberry Bridge

    View a single calendar At the bottom of the screen, tap Start a group chat In your BlackBerry® Messenger contact list, tap one of the people you want to add to the chat. At the bottom of your contact list, tap .
  • Page 17 Help BlackBerry Bridge address you are sending the message from. If you received a lot of email since you saved the draft, it might appear far down in the inbox. I can't find a memo I'm searching for You can search only the titles of memos, not the contents.
  • Page 18: Music

    Your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet comes with an empty PlayBook Playlist that you can use to add your favorite songs and artists. You can also use the BlackBerry® Desktop Software on your computer to add music to your tablet that you have on your computer or BlackBerry smartphone.
  • Page 19 Add playlists from your computer to your tablet Connect your tablet and computer using a USB cable. On your computer, open the BlackBerry Desktop Software. Click Music and complete the instructions on the screen to add playlists that you created using a music library such as Windows...
  • Page 20: Pictures

    Pictures Viewing your pictures Your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet is the perfect way to take your pictures with you and share them with friends and family on a high-resolution screen. Pictures that you take are saved in the Pictures app. Zoom in to a picture Pinch out.
  • Page 21: Videos

    Playing videos Watch videos wherever you go with your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet. Your tablet plays high-resolution 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 22: Music Store

    Buy and download your favorite music on the go. If you don't already have a 7digital™ account, when you first visit the Music Store, you can create one to download music. Before you buy or download music, make sure that the time and date on your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet are correct. 1. Tap a song or album.
  • Page 23: Podcasts

    Podcasts Podcasts Downloading and subscribing to podcasts You can use the BlackBerry® Podcasts app to download or subscribe to your favorite podcasts. When you download a podcast, it appears on the Downloads screen. Download a podcast Tap a podcast > Download.
  • Page 24: Camera

    Taking pictures Your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet has a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera that you can use to capture great pictures. The 3 megapixel front-facing camera is perfect for quickly taking a self-portrait or creating a profile picture. Pictures that you take are saved in the Pictures app.
  • Page 25: Voice Notes

    Help Voice notes Voice notes Recording voice notes Record a reminder or audio from your lectures or meetings with a single tap. Voice notes are listed by the date and time that you record them. Record a voice note . To stop recording, tap Stop or pause the playback or tap .
  • Page 26: 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 downloaded and best selling apps. You can pay for items using your credit card or PayPal® account. The My World screen shows a streamlined view of all your apps and statuses, so you can quickly see which apps are installed, archived, deleted, or pending.
  • Page 27: Clock

    Clock Clock Setting the clock You can add multiple clocks to your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet to keep track of different time zones. Your tablet also includes a stopwatch and a timer. Set an alarm Tap a clock. Tap Alarm. Set the alarm options. Tap On.
  • Page 28: Security

    Swipe down from the top frame. Tap Security > Device Wipe. Complete the field. Tap Wipe Data. Note: If you wipe data from your tablet, the BlackBerry ID connection is broken. You will need to re-establish the bond. Managing VPN profiles Add a new VPN profile Swipe down from the top frame.
  • Page 29: Browser

    Help Browser Browser Browsing the web Search for or go to a webpage In the address bar, type search terms or a web address. Tap Reload a page In the address bar, tap Open a new tab for a web page Swipe down from the top frame to show the menu.
  • Page 30: Troubleshooting: Browser

    Help Browser Turn on private browsing When private browsing is turned on, the browser only stores your history, cached files, cookies, and other information temporarily. This information is deleted when you close the browser. Tap Privacy & Security. Set the Private Browsing switch to Delete saved data Tap Privacy &...
  • Page 31: Battery And Power

    Your tablet does not charge when turned off. Extending your battery life To help extend your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet battery life, charge it regularly, close applications that you're not using, and keep it out of the sun and other hot places. Also consider the following guidelines:...
  • Page 32: Connections

    Connect to a Wi-Fi network Your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet 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 33 Change, delete, or reorder saved Wi-Fi networks Your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet remembers the Wi-Fi® networks you connect to and automatically connects whenever you're in range. If multiple networks are available, your tablet connects to the one closest to the top of your list of saved networks.
  • Page 34 • The connection might have timed out. Try connecting again. • Your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet might be too far away from the wireless access point or wireless router to connect. Move your tablet closer and try connecting again. • Verify that you're in a Wi-Fi® coverage area. If you're connecting to a home network, see if other wireless devices are able to connect.
  • Page 35: 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 36 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 37: Keyboard And Typing

    Help Keyboard and typing Keyboard and typing Typing with the touch screen keyboard Show the keyboard Tap a text field or swipe in from the bottom-left corner of the frame. Hide the keyboard Tap the Hide Keyboard icon on the bottom-left corner of the keyboard.
  • Page 38: Word To Go

    Help Word to Go Word to Go Creating and editing documents With your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ and Word to Go you can edit, update, and save your important information in one convenient location. Create a new document Tap New Document. Open a document Tap Browse.
  • Page 39: Sheet To Go

    Help Sheet to Go Sheet to Go Creating and editing spreadsheets Create a new spreadsheet Tap New Document. Open a spreadsheet Tap Browse. Save a spreadsheet Swipe down from the top frame. Tap the Save icon. Change the font > Font. Change number formatting >...
  • Page 40: Legal Notice

    Legal notice 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 41 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 42 Help Legal notice 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 Centrum House 36 Station Road Egham, Surrey TW20 9LF United Kingdom...

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