And so much of what I experienced in my first 24 hours with the device was a pretty consistent experience. But I thought I’d touch a little more on a few little things I discovered which made using the PlayBook more pleasant.
Taking the PlayBook in and out of Standby mode.
I had been pressing the power button to toggle the screen on and off but apparently you can turn it on simply by swiping from the left or right portion of the bezel and across the screen.
The blinking red corner notification
What’s a BlackBerry device if it doesn’t satisfy your need to see a blinking light right? Well in the PlayBook it’s implemented within the display and basically blinks in the top-right corner red whenever you have a message notification (this applies to emails/BBMs/system notices)
Browser. It’s so friggin awesome.
In the time that I was reviewing the PlayBook, i have to say that the one app I was using the most was the browser. And not because there was a shortage of apps. I actually preferred to use services like Facebook and Twitter from the browser instead of from an app ( Facebook has a native app while Twitter had a 3rd party app called Tweedless). The experience of using the browser was so rich and complete that I didn’t have to expect to have features cut off from me because the ‘app doesn’t support the feature’. Just take a look at the video above and you’ll see what I mean. What I didn’t show in the video was that you could do even do things like viewing a youtube video in full screen mode as well.
I hope they introduce the 3G version soon and ramp it up with more apps so that non-BB users can also seriously using the PlayBook…