The Professional BlackBerry PlayBook just got a bit more professional today. RIM let us know that Citrix has released a beta of Citrix Receiver for the BlackBerry PlayBook. This means PlayBook users can now access virtual Citrix desktops and applications through the PlayBook. While I know many regular users are looking for a solid remote desktop app the Citrix Receiver app for the PlayBook offers enterprise users:
- Multitasking – similar to the PlayBook’s multi-tab browsing experience, the Citrix Receiver allows for multitasking between virtualized apps and desktops, and between multiple desktops themselves – all on the tablet’s seven-inch screen
- Single “Sign On” Access – one single sign on access point provides full access to virtual apps and desktops
- IT Controlled Built-in Enterprise App Hosting – IT managers can give self-service access to enterprise apps, much like you select apps from BlackBerry App World
- Security – the unique FIPS-certified BlackBerry PlayBook tablet security protocols protect your data when using the Citrix Receiver
- Peripheral Integration in High Definition – by pairing a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse, you’ll gain full access to your remote desktop and apps on the PlayBook’s brilliant HD screen
That means employees using Citrix can use the Receiver to do anything they would from their desktop. I kind of wish I had a Citrix setup of my own now… Until then you can check out the feature details on the official BlackBerry Business blog.
If you are a Citrix user you can download the Citrix Receiver in the App World Test Center here
PS: Anybody else think it is odd to see a screenshot of Internet Explorer running on the PlayBook?