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BlackBerry PlayBook Native Apps Screenshots Show Off TAT Cascades Design

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RIM told us that they would be using The Astonishing Tribes Cascades UI framework in the BBX and PlayBook OS and now we are seeing examples of that. Kyle @BBCool scored loads of screenshots from a BlackBerry Innovation Forum today where RIM gave a demo of native email, calendar, and contacts on the PlayBook. There are loads of goodies hidden in the images of these slides so let us know what you noticed. You can clearly see the Cascades framework in the email client and address book apps. You also notice that the email accounts allow you to have multiple accounts and view folders. There is also a people view in the calendar that may have some GIST connotations…

You can check out the full gallery at BlackBerryCool or below in case it gets yanked:

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  1. It all looks great. I only hope they are able to deliver it on time or early. Assuming these screenshots are from an actual device maybe they are closer than most of us thought. I have a feeling it’s the BES and BIS part of things that are causing the delays.

  2. I have to agree with you. I’m wondering if they finally started learning from their mistakes and deadline breakers and just scheduled something far far away so that they can come in early….course, that’s being really optimistic…

  3. They really need to be able to hold a major press conference, demo the new OS, and finish the meeting by saying “and it’s available starting tomorrow morning”. That might finally give people more confidence in them.

  4. Sorry I don’t see anything interesting in those slides, can someone elighten me?

  5. LOL. I agree with you kiddo. Maybe a video will appear

  6. Interesting. I was hoping for the TAT interface that was provided during their Oct DevCon. Wishful thinking – anyhow at least we are getting somewhere….

  7. These apps look pretty usable 🙂 and it seems the email app will finally let us connect to IMAP accounts and have access to folders…
    I’m wondering if they will still be lacking in terms of security when not using BES though. The lack of full device encryption was one of the big downsides of the first release of the ‘professional grade tablet’.

    • I thought security was the whole reason for the delay in ative email. If it wasn’t couldn’t we just have the Air Mail app and the other email apps that were written for the playbook before it was even released, approved???

  8. I think the success of the BBX phones will hinge on eye candy and fluid flow. It seems RIM is betting on Boring for Business. We will see who is right, of course I think I am, LOL.

  9. Agreed Kiddo. These stills look promising especially when the contacts app ispowered by Gist. Would love to see the demo video.

  10. I actually really like the calendar view. It echos more of the Outlook calendar view where you have monthly/weekly/daily with to do list etc which makes sense as I’m sure this will be repeated across for the BBX phones as well.

    That schedule/agenda/people appear to break it down some more.

    Overall I think they’re on the right track.

    I’m more interested to learn more about that point “laptop replacement path”… wonder what that entails?

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