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link Tablet to your computer

by ddhilli / September 1, 2011 10:27 AM PDT

Can you link tablet to computer thru using usb ports

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Sure.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 1, 2011 10:31 AM PDT

But now that it's linked, what did you need the link to do?

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by ddhilli / September 1, 2011 11:19 AM PDT
In reply to: Sure.

I wanted to use it at work to keep track of all the adobe and excel spreads that are emailed to me over my Companies intranet. We can't send them to our personal accounts, so I couldn't send to Tablet. We can save them to our work computers and then load onto zip drives so I thought if you could use the usb port to connect with, then you could just save them to the Tablet. If there's not a Tablet out there that will do that, I quess I wouldn't really need a Tablet.

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That helps a little but
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 1, 2011 11:23 AM PDT
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Let's start with this. All the Android tablets I've use have a disk drive "mode." I won't go into detail but it's pretty simple to use.

Now it's just like your flash drive. That part is easy.

--> Now the tough part. We can't use these files until we unplug or turn off this feature on the tablet and then you have to find apps to use those files.

Linked? Done. Usable? You tell me.

Here's the BIG DEAL. I've finding folk think these iPads, Android and Playbooks to be some sort of PC. They are not.
Bob

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by ddhilli / September 1, 2011 11:31 AM PDT

Playbook comes with Doc, so wouldn't it open an excel spreadsheet?

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Documents to go is pretty good.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 1, 2011 11:38 AM PDT
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Hope it's as good as the PC side.

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Now I'm guessing you are talking about the Playbook
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 1, 2011 12:11 PM PDT

"4. Absence of USB mass storage port
Surprisingly, the BlackBerry PlayBook doesn't have a port for USB
mass storage device. Although a storage device can be used on it
indirectly in a complex way by using a feature called BlackBerry Bridge,
it is inconvenient if you want to just pick one file. BlackBerry Bridge
is the only 'interesting' feature the company can put forward to the
public. It allows the user to pair the tablet with a BlackBerry phone.
This will enhance the security for the user."

You should discuss with RIM how to put files on and off the Playbook with ease.
Bob

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I just got mine connected.
by samysam1313 / June 10, 2012 8:28 PM PDT

Call Support and they will talk you through on how to connect it so you can drag and drop files from your PC to you Playbook. They helped me but I can't remember the steps.

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Blackberry Support!
by littlemisschic / July 31, 2012 11:17 AM PDT

Do you have BB support phone number for the playbook, As I can only get through to phone support

Thanks,
Emma

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