The BlackBerry PlayBook Demo Mode

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BlackBerry PlayBook tablet Demo Mode

One of the first things I do whenever I get a new BlackBerry® smartphone is explore the available options, so I can review the settings available to me and customize them to my liking. As soon as I got my BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet, I did the same thing. (Check out my post about ways to personalize your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet!)

If you’ve explored the Options menu, you’ve most likely come across the “Demo Mode” feature that’s listed in the “General” section. Today I’d like to provide a brief overview of what this feature is, so you can decide whether or not you’d like to enable it on your tablet.

For more information on the other options available, check out this post for an overview of all the various options available on the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.

Simply put, the “Demo Mode” allows your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet to start playing back the “PlayBook HiDef Demo” video that’s included on the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet whenever you are charging your tablet and it’s idle.

This means that if you use the BlackBerry PlayBook Rapid Charging Pod, for example, shortly after placing your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet on the pod, the “Demo Mode” feature will cause the PlayBook HiDef Demo video to play back automatically. When you are ready to use your tablet again, all you need to do is tap anywhere on the screen to return to the home screen.

BlackBerry PlayBook tablet Demo Mode

BlackBerry PlayBook tablet Demo Mode

BlackBerry PlayBook tablet Demo Mode

To enable or disable the “Demo Mode” feature, display the “Options” menu by tapping the “Gear” icon that appears in the top right corner of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet home screen. Within this menu, select “General”, and you’ll be presented with the option of turning the “Demo Mode” on or off.

BlackBerry PlayBook tablet Demo Mode

Currently the “Demo Mode” feature only supports playback of the “PlayBook HiDef Demo” file that comes with your BlackBerry tablet. You can copy other videos to the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, but they will not be played back if “Demo Mode” is enabled.

BlackBerry PlayBook tablet Demo Mode

You can delete the “PlayBook HiDef Demo” video file using the Videos application on your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet; however, it is important to note that once the video is deleted, the “Demo Mode” feature will no longer work.

Do you have a question about the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet? Let me know!

About Ty Williams

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