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    rafiki is offline BlackBerryOS Inspired
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    PB and external devices?

    Is there ANY way to get the Playbook to see external devices? It would be great if I could attach an SD card reader so that I could copy photos onto the PB as a security backup during my forthcoming trip.




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    No officially in any way as far as I know. At one point when OS2 was easy to jailbreak I read that they were working on having external USB accessories such as memory cards work with the playbook OS, but I dont think that ever was finished.
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    That's what I feared. I will be taking some large SD cards with me so I will be able to keep them all on the SD cards but I would like to be able back them up in case of disaster or loss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rafiki View Post
    That's what I feared. I will be taking some large SD cards with me so I will be able to keep them all on the SD cards but I would like to be able back them up in case of disaster or loss.
    As titan stated there is no option like that at this time. You can always use Dropbox or something like to back your pictures up if you do not have access to your desktop software.

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    I have all the free Cloud offerings but will only be carrying my PB. It would have been nice to be able to use the PB to upload from a card reader to Dropbox. I want to avoid having to use internet cafés.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rafiki View Post
    I have all the free Cloud offerings but will only be carrying my PB. It would have been nice to be able to use the PB to upload from a card reader to Dropbox. I want to avoid having to use internet cafés.
    You can use most of those could based offerings on your PlayBook, and it my be your only option. So it may be worth stopping in every now and then to some place that has WiFi and doing quick sync.

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    Sorry ICE but I may not have explained myself very well. The pictures will be on an SD card taken on my Canon G1 X camera. If I can transfer them to my PB I'm home and dry but I can see no way of doing the transfer as the PB does not support an external device such as a card reader as far as I can see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rafiki View Post
    Sorry ICE but I may not have explained myself very well. The pictures will be on an SD card taken on my Canon G1 X camera. If I can transfer them to my PB I'm home and dry but I can see no way of doing the transfer as the PB does not support an external device such as a card reader as far as I can see.
    Right you are correct there is no way to do that while you are away.

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    I've never used a wifi sd card and I don't know if the PlayBook would recognize the photo files even if you shoot jpegs.
    That's about the only thing I can think of.
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