There’s a multitude of sat nav apps for iOS and Android but as usual Blackberry handsets get left out. Now anyone wanting turn-by-turn navigation on their Blackberry have got an app from one of the big names in navigation at it comes from Telmap. Telmap Navigator has all the options you’d come to expect from a fully featured sat nav application, Points of Interest, nearest restaurants and local hospitals. It also has Facebook and Twitter integration so you can let all your friends and sometimes complete strangers know where you are. Best of all the app is free but sadly its only for the UK.
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After the false start of a couple of weeks ago, Rovio’s Angry Birds Space makes it way to BlackBerry App World for the second time. Now PlayBook owners can boast about having a top title app that iOS and Android have. This gravity defying, space catapaulting game will cost you £3.00 from BlackBerry App World.
Anyone that brought a BlackBerry PlayBook and stayed faithful to it by not letting it pick up dust on a shelve, February couldn’t come quick enough. Now the 21st has been and gone many of us owning a PlayBook have upgraded to OS 2.0 and for anyone that hasn’t or doesn’t own a PlayBook here’s a quick look.
The main feature that missing at the Playbook launch and that was unacceptable was native email. If you wanted to view your emails you’d have to go through BlackBerry Bridge, then you’d be able to see the emails on your phone. BlackBerry Bridge is a BlackBerry only app and of course not everyone owns one, so for these people RIM’s solution was to add shortcuts that took you to your web based email.
Now thankfully the situation has been fixed with a universal inbox and you can set up your email directly from the tablet and now the PlayBook supports message from Facebook Twitter and LinkedIn.
Also missing was a calendar. RIM has implemented a solid calendar in OS 2.0 with the standard weekly view and monthly view but they have gone a step further and you can see which people you have meetings with on a certain day.
App World has undergone a redesign and its a welcome change. Even thought it was functional now it just looks more aesthetically pleasing. The featured apps are now grouped in rows of two then underneath you have the choice to browse top paid games and the top paid apps. The total number of apps in App World has been boosted slightly with the addition of Android apps.
The wait is finally over, PlayBook OS 2.0 is here. Check your PlayBook for a new software update and the latest version should show up. If you also have a BlackBerry smartphone be sure to go and download the latest BlackBerry Bridge app to take advantage of the full functionality of OS 2.0.
We knew this was coming, as with any update to the PlayBook OS comes a new version of BlackBerry Bridge and for those that can’t wait for it to be pushed to their smartphone its available from BlackBerry App World so go grab it before the rush begins.