BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 demoed, Bridge 2.0 gives remote control

RIM has demoed some of the updates coming to PlayBook 2.0, which is scheduled to arrive on your PlayBook in February, at the BlackBerry DevCon Europe event in Amsterdam.

Along with headline features like Runtime for Android, which will see the easy porting of Android apps on to the tablet, you'll also get an update to BlackBerry Bridge 2.0.

BlackBerry Bridge is the software that links your PlayBook to your BlackBerry smartphone and today RIM demoed the new features in action.

Bridge 2.0 will let you remote control your PlayBook, so you not only get full navigation from your device, but you'll also be able to use your smartphone keyboard to enter text on your PlayBook. 

This means you'll be able to use your PlayBook as a display, while sticking with your familiar Bold keyboard to bash out those emails. The remote control function also mean you'll be able to easily demo or share apps on your PlayBook, using the touchscreen on your handset as a controller.

RIM also touched on the updated calendar and contacts views on PlayBook 2.0, showing the integrated social networks, so you can view a meeting and see those people that you'll be hooking-up with. You'll also find that the date number grows depending on how busy you are.

BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 should be landing on your device this month.



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