6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

CES 2012: The new OS 2.0 for the BlackBerry PlayBook

About Video Transcript

CES 2012: The new OS 2.0 for the BlackBerry PlayBook

3:01 /

At CES 2012 Donald Bell takes a look at the new OS for the BlackBerry PlayBook, which adds new features for e-mail and calendars.

speaker 1: Hey, I'm Donald Bell here at CES 2012. I'm here with Michael (Clooney?) from RIM showing off their new play book 2.0 operating system for the playbook tablet. Tell me, Michael, what is going on with the new playbook software? speaker 2: It's great to be here, Donald. And we're really excited about Playbook OS 2.0. What Playbook OS 2.0. is essentially bringing is the built in e-mail, calendar contacts application as kind of the big headliners for this release. So within the e-mail application, you get your unified inbox which all our BlackBerry users are used to already. It's a great way to get all of your information coming in to right at once. Not only do you get your e-mail accounts in there but you also get your social accounts like LinkedIn and Twitter. You get access to all information. The e-mail clients also bring in features like rich text composed which allow you to, you know, change the font sizes, bold, italicized all of that within the e-mail client and stuff including a great improved virtual keyboard that has auto correct, auto suggestion and contextual word (prediction?) really make the e-mail and messaging experience you know, to the next level. Speaker 1: So you (??) e-mail makes sense especially for a BlackBerry device, you really want a powerful e-mail client. What else do you have? speaker 2: Great, so within the contacts application, we're moving again with that social centric experience. So the user would add their LinkedIn or their Twitter accounts to the device. We go off and we pull down the friends you follow, the contacts that you have in (Palm?) and we merge that and integrate that all into one contact card for the user. Speaker 1: So contacts, e-mail... Speaker 2: Calendars , the 3rd application, the built in application that we're adding. And then it also brings in that social integration into the calendar. So their meetings aren't just about where they are and when they are but it's about the people you're meeting with so you know who you're meeting with. You have all that great information about them. You know, if they changed roles because they get LinkedIn updates. You know when the last time you met with them because you can look at past meetings. So you have all that in your information before you even get to that meeting and you're well prepared in advance. Well, so you have what we call growing numbers in a month view. The bigger the number, the busy you are. So it really gives users that way to (ask?) your calendar quickly, look at it and say you know what, I'm really too busy on this day. Let's try and book at meeting that day and then dive in to the further details of that. Speaker 1: all right, I'm excited (??) when a BlackBerry Playbook user is gonna be able to access the software? speaker 2: The OS coming in February of this year and it's gonna bring those 3 things that I mentioned plus many things else like the video store also powered by (Rovi?). Or we're bringing in support for Android applications including some of the thousands of great titles that we have already. Speaker 1: all right, Michael, thanks for joining us today. Thanks for showing me BlackBerry Playbook OS 2.0. And I'm excited to see it when it comes out in February. cnet.com, I'm Donald Bell.

New releases

McLaren P1: Harbinger of the hybrid supercar revolution (CNET On Cars, Episode 58)
23:31 January 30, 2015
McLaren P1 on the track and on the street, CNET Style. How engines get their names and what it means. Also: CNET's Top 5 cars of last...
Play video
Boost's ZTE Speed is a 4.5-inch, low-priced Android
1:07 January 30, 2015
Featuring a 5-megapixel camera, a quad-core CPU, and a 4.5-inch display, the ZTE Speed is one of Boost's prepaid bargain Androids.
Play video
The LaCie Mirror is perfect for narcissists
2:14 January 30, 2015
CNET editor Dong Ngo totally likes what he sees when looking at the one-of-a-kind LaCie Mirror portable drive. And that's because (you...
Play video
Rid your Android quick settings menu of oddball toggles
1:17 January 30, 2015
CNET's Dan Graziano shows you how to fix one of the most annoying features in Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Play video
Beats Pill XL: Bigger Bluetooth speaker justifies its premium price
1:25 January 30, 2015
We weren't such big fans of Beats' original Pill, but the company's jumbo-sized model is well designed and performs much better.
Play video
Facebook using beacons to show location 'tips'
2:50 January 30, 2015
Social network's new app feature sends location tips to your feed using GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth beacons. Meanwhile, your home Internet...
Play video
Testing out 'Insane Mode' in the Tesla P85D, Ep. 190
4:28 January 30, 2015
This week we get all nostalgic with the Prynt smartphone case that makes your iPhone work like a Polaroid camera, we learn some scary...
Play video
Nvidia G-Sync is a smooth move for PC games
3:01 January 30, 2015
The right graphics card and a G-Sync monitor can make games look better.
Play video