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PlayBook Shipping With Adobe Reader X

Adobe-Reader-X-300x218One of the things that I was looking forward to is having native PDF reader on the BlackBerry PlayBook. No other tablet has better support for document editing than the BlackBerry PlayBook, which includes PDF, Document, Spreadsheet, and PowerPoint support for free.  Adobe released the statement below, and it can only get better for the PlayBook for those that have productivity in mind.

“The highly-anticipated BlackBerry PlayBook tablet will ship with Adobe Reader X for high-quality and fast viewing of rich content through the ubiquitous PDF.

PlayBook users will have access to advanced features in  Adobe Reader including Touch-based gestures for efficient navigation and zoom in the PDF, Page Navigator interface for fast navigation within large files, accelerometer support and File manager for quick access to PDF files on the PlayBook tablet.

You can learn more about the Adobe and RIM news here.

Also, learn more ways you can view and interact with PDF documents on the go, by visiting:

So for those of you with a PlayBook what is the productivity tool on the PlayBook that you will likely be using the most?



Source: BlackBerry Empire & Adobe Blog

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  1. nice but i have to say thatI need a way to mark up or add comments to pdf files which I use a lot. and yes Adobe, I will pay for it!

    Generally happy with Playbook so far. I do see bugs in small things.

    I am in retrospect happy that RIM did not make a big campaign for this. Us faithful will accept but others should not since there are good alternatives.

    I would not urge others to buy now, but in teo months or by christmas I hope I will be able to urge them to do so. RIM it may tske you paying companies to make apps I hope you do that. Your browser is wonderful nut to read things like newspapers and mags the smaller screen (which I like) needs an app.

    • The desktop version of Adobe Reader X has basic commenting (sticky notes, highlight), does the Playbook version?

      Like kiddo2050 the ability to mark up pdf would be great for me.

      • No it doesn’t have those functions.

        Oh! if it had them this would really increase the value of the Playbook to me!

        After a day of use I have 4 wants:
        1. Mark-up pdfs
        2. take handwritten notes using a stylus (not even good on the iPad from what I’ve seen. Writing come out too fat on it).
        3. Skype
        4. Good interface for magazine and newspapers. The Globe and Mail apps shows it can be done. We need more of that.

        Im sure other neat stuff will be developed, that’s all gravy to me.

    • Sorry for the typos, did it on my playbook, haven’t mastered thumb typing on it yet. Auto correct please!

  2. It seems that Adobe and RIM are best buddies which is really good for the users.

  3. Adobe found a new mobile partner

  4. Frustrating. I’ve enjoyed Foxit reader & editor for years on my pc. I had planned on using my Playbook much for academic needs – reading, editing, highlighting, etc., of pdf articles and books. Adobe X doesn’t do such! Any knowledge of a Blackberry application down the road for pdf manipulation?

  5. Adobe Reader on the PlayBook is terrible.

    No bookmarks, no searching, nothing you might want to do wtih a PDF file.

    I have manuals that are several hundred/thousand pages in length. They’re impossible to use without bookmarks.

    It is a simple reader only.

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