PlayBook Browser Options – Choose 1
Oh yes! This is ONE of the amazing features NOT mentioned by the majority kool-aid drinking press. Don’t get me wrong the iPad is great and does what it does well, very well and I’d say its a standard in this tablet space. Yet as the need for options grows with use and the space continues to grow & mature … the PlayBook has legs.
Blackberry.com/btsc article: Article ID: KB26548
The BlackBerry Playbook tablet offers a rich browsing experiences featuring:
- Full Adobe® Flash® 10.1 enabled
- Built-in support for HTML 5
- No-compromise rendering of text, graphics and video
Three methods to connect to the Internet are available on the BlackBerry Playbook tablet. This article compares the 3 methods of browsing available.
BlackBerry PlayBook Browser
The BlackBerry Playbook Browser connects directly to the Internet with an available Wi-Fi connection using 802.11 a/b/g/n – 2.4 and 5GHz.
BlackBerry Bridge Browser
The BlackBerry Bridge Browser is available when paired to a BlackBerry smartphone with device software 5.0 to 6.0 using the BlackBerry Bridge client. When connected to the Internet using the BlackBerry Bridge Browser the Playbook accesses the Internet through the BlackBerry smartphone’s browsing services. With this connection method no Wi-Fi connection on the PlayBook is required. When paired with a BlackBerry smartphone active on a BlackBerry Enterprise Server, The BlackBerry Bridge Browser offers access to corporate intranet websites.
For information on the simplified browsing experienced offered in BlackBerry® 6 please see KB23699.
Bluetooth tethering, Dial-Up Networking (DUN)
The BlackBerry Playbook can connect to a mobile phone (such as a BlackBerry smartphone) that supports Dial Up Networking over Bluetooth, to access the Internet. When browsing with this method the default BlackBerry Playbook browser is used and offers the same browsing experience.