In yet another video update from RIM today we have a nice almost 2 minute video showing off a simple business use of the BlackBerry PlayBook. The demo has Jonathan from the Product team at RIM demonstrating “a few of the many BlackBerry PlayBook tablet use cases for business professionals.” Nothing really new here though the on screen buttons for some of the apps (like flagging emails) seem unnecessarily small for stubby fingers like mine. Hopefully that will change in future builds.
The thing that really interested me is that Jonathan showed off “secure access to business applications such as Flash enabled dashboards from SAP BusinessObjects Explorer.” From what I can tell it looks like the PlayBook somehow makes a secure connection to the corporate network over the BlackBerry Torch but its a little unclear how exactly that is done. The video seems to have the PlayBook on Wi-Fi but maybe it is accessing the corporate BES/MDS over the BlackBerry Torch? The other thing that bugs me is that I never see RIM doing demo videos of the PlayBook while somebody is holding it in their hands… I got a chance to hold it a bit at CES and it seems to work quite well in two hands.
Let us know if you spot anything else!