While at the BlackBerry PlayBook launch event last night I got a nice demo of the BlackBerry PlayBook from Mike Lazaridis. He pointed out a feature to me that is so critical yet I have not found it documented anywhere. It turns out that the BlackBerry PlayBook has a built in feature along with a key combination to take a screenshot of the screen. It truly is such a cool feature to have baked right into the OS and I absolutely LOVE IT! I can easily take screenshots and then use the Wi-Fi file sharing to get them on my PC.
All you have to do to take a screenshot on the BlackBerry PlayBook is follow these very complex steps:
- Hold down the “Previous Track” and “Next Track” buttons at the same time
Your screenshot will end up in the BlackBerry PlayBook Camera folder that you can access through the Pictures app. The only downside is there is no easy way to send them out to Twitter or email but hopefully RIM or an enterprising dev will do that for us soon! I have to say its a slick feature and makes reviews much easier!!!