Posts tagged PlayBook

Asphalt 6 and Modern Combat 2 now free on BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0

To celebrate the launch of BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0, BlackBerry is offering Asphalt 6 Adrenaline HD and Modern Combat 2 Black Pegasus HD free of charge for a limited time.

You need to be on BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 in order to get the 2 free games. Upgrade now if you haven’t. Once you are on PlayBook 2.0, simply go to App World to download the 2 games. They should be on the top free download list. If not, just search for them.

Hurry, this offer is only for a limited time.

BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 update is here

Attention all BlackBerry PlayBook owners! The long awaited BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 is finally here.

You should be getting a notification on the top bar of your PlayBook prompting you that there is a new software update available. If you do not see that, go to settings, Software Updates and check for new updates. The update file is 398mb and you need to have at least 20% battery before update will commence. You should charge the PlayBook while upgrading.

The new BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 update includes the highly demanded native email, contacts and calendar apps. I haven’t had much time to explore what’s new on the BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 yet. Will blog more about it soon

Run DOS on BlackBerry PlayBook

The BlackBerry PlayBook is getting cooler and cooler each day. Someone just managed run DOS on the BlackBerry PlayBook. YES! The command line OS back in the good old days of PC. And they managed to run classic games like Prince of Persia and Wolfenstein 3D.

You will most likely need a bluetooth keyboard connected to your PlayBook since you can’t bring up the virtual keyboard on DOSBox. Anyone still remember DOS commands like “dir”? Haha.

If you have a BlackBerry PlayBook, check out the forum discussion on how to install DOSBox.

F1 on your BlackBerry and PlayBook

Here’s a useful BlackBerry app for all those attending the SingTel Singapore Grand Prix this weekend. The 2011 app streams real-time data direct from Formula One Management’s Technical Centre at the race track. It displays the same information supplied to the teams from every session of the weekend, instantly putting you at the heart of the action.

PlayBook owners can also download the Maxis F1 2011 app for BlackBerry PlayBook for viewing on the big screen.

Scrapbook and Need For Speed Underground Demo on BlackBerry PlayBook

BlackBerry showed off some interesting apps on their unreleased BlackBerry Playbook recently at the Mobile World Congress 2011. There’s nothing much special about the apps itself. But the demo did offer us more insights to what the BlackBerry PlayBook is capable of.


The responsiveness of the BlackBerry PlayBook is pretty amazing. And 4 fingers multi-touch? Nice. This should open up a lot of opportunities for developers to be creative in their apps.

Need For Speed

The BlackBerry PlayBook isn’t going to be a all work and no play device. Game developers are also making games for the BlackBerry PlayBook platform. The graphic is pretty good. The most exciting part is the multi-tasking. You can control the apps in minimized mode. Cool! Imagine playing a game minimized mode and having your twitter and email windows opened beside it. That’s true multi-tasking.