It’s no secret that I’m a BlackBerry user and also quite fond of them. I especially like when you press the spacebar twice and get a full stop (I bet you’re going to try it).
My phone broke, so BlackBerry kindly loaned me a Playbook and the new Bold 9900. Due to the BlackBerry service being down for 3 days last week I couldn’t start my review, but as soon as it was up – I was documenting how the Playbook and Bold 9900 were conducive to someone like me, a blogger, stylist, writer, social media maven, lover of video games and cheese on toast.
I was wondering how I would get the files off the Playbook to my computer and I was kindly informed that you can share files over WiFi. Just find the Playbook’s IP in settings, and enter it into Run on Windows, or Connect to Server on a Mac which will then open the file manager. You can find tutorials over the internet, including this one here.
Well I thought it was nifty – but it was slow to work. I could access the directory of the Playbook – however when the drag ‘n’ drop began, it didn’t happen. It crashed my Explorer (no I don’t use a Mac) several times when I tried to do bulk drag ‘n’ drop.
It’s celebrity photographer Perou at the Levi’s Curve ID event
I don’t think it’s completely fair to blame the Playbook, because the internet in my gaff is pretty shit and it runs like a dream on the Bridge. I did manage to get a photo off during the end, using the WiFi dragging one at a time. However the Playbook needs a software update (which I can’t do as it’s I can’t change the BlackBerry ID on it) – so I procured a cable and proceeded to use BlackBerry Desktop Software.
I will show you my BlackBerry world.