the guys over at CIO Zone got together with David Heit, the VP of Strategy for RIM to get a nice preview of the BlackBerry PlayBook. According to the video the PlayBook should be shipping on March 31st. Make sure you
Here are somethings they went over:
- VPN mode: According to Heit this will simply open up a VPN connection to your corporate network when you are using Wi-Fi
- Bridge mode: This is the Bluetooth bridge that can be made between the PlayBook and a BlackBerry phone that will allow you access to email, calendars, BBM, and more. No confirmation in this video on if that will allow intranet access through BES/MDS but hopefully.
- BlackBerry Balance Mode: This mode will only be coming after the PlayBook hits the market. Just like what RIM is doing on BlackBerrys this will allow companies to deploy IT Policies to restrict the interaction between work and personal information and access on a PlayBook. In other words IT Policies are coming to the PlayBook. Heit also clearly states that BES is the obvious choice to manage such a device.
- Corporate Only Mode – This mode is how many work issued BlackBerrys work today. A company would be able to issue a PlayBook to an employee and totally lock it down to corporate use only. This is must for highly sensitive fields along with governments and other use cases. Still this mode is also coming after launch.
Check out the video down below!!