December 05, 2011, 4:16 PM — Due to a number of holiday sales and other deep tablet discounts, Research In Motion 's (RIM) BlackBerry PlayBook tablet is flying off the shelves. (BestBuy.com is sold out of all three versions of the PlayBook, for instance, and RIM's own online store is out of the 16GB tablet, with just a limited supply of the 32GB and 64GB PlayBooks.)
That means lots of new PlayBook owners will soon be scouring the Web for BlackBerry tablet tips, tricks, apps and anything else they can find. If you're one of those new users, you won't want to miss my latest list of must-know PlayBook tips.
I've been using a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet since it was first released last spring. And though the device and tablet form factor in general has really grown on me over the past seven months, the PlayBook and its associated software is still a bit "quirky,"--especially the BlackBerry "Bridge" app, which is currently required to access your BlackBerry smartphone's native e-mail, calendar and other PIM apps.
What follows is a quick list of a half dozen BlackBerry PlayBook troubleshooting tips and tricks to help overcome some of the minor issues that new PlayBook owners are sure to experience. And if you're looking for more tips and tricks or lists of the best PlayBooks apps, check out the stories below.
1) The BlackBerry PlayBook Master Reset
You can quickly restart or turn off your BlackBerry PlayBook by tapping the battery indicator in the top right corner of your tablet's display and then selecting the appropriate on-screen option. But what if your PlayBook's software freezes up and the screen becomes unresponsive? (Unfortunately, this situation isn't exactly uncommon.)