The Astonishing Tribe is RIM’s Swedish arm who is known for creating demos for Blackberry devices. In this year’s Mobile World Congress, they featured an app that demonstrated the Playbook’s graphics capabilities. Fortunately, this app was more than just a demo. It can be downloaded for free on the Blackberry App World. This is The Astonishing Tribe’s Scrapbook app.
The featured app may not have pushed the boundaries of the tablet’s 3D capabilities, but it did allow you to add flavor to pictures stored in the tablet. The app allowed you to add graphics such as wiggly-eyed animals or thought bubbles. It also allowed you to add backgrounds to any given photo. With the app, spicing up your pictures stored on the tablet is now possible.
With the addition of yet another app for the Playbook, it seems that there is nothing the tablet’s diverse application ecosystem cannot do. Initially, RIM announced that their first tablet will have the capabilities to run not only apps from the Blackberry App World, but also for the Android Market. This offered a number of options available for the tablet’s users. From Angry Birds to the Chat app, the Playbook’s users will have a variety of options to enjoy.
With the apps available to Blackberry’s tablet, its users are sure to enjoy a flexible app ecosystem. They can do anything from playing games with a variety of games available on the Android Market to spicing up their stored photos with the Scrapbook app. They can also enjoy the BBM as well as tethering with their Blackberry smartphones.
With every additional feature we learn about the tablet, we cannot wait to get our hands on this highly anticipated slate. Coupled with this flexible ecosystem and the tablet’s powerful hardware, it is sure to be a worthy contender of the Apple iPad 2.