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April 19, 2011 /Reader /

Adobe Reader X to Ship with Upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook

The highly-anticipated BlackBerry PlayBook tablet will ship with Adobe Reader X for high-quality and fast viewing of rich content through the ubiquitous PDF.

PlayBook users will have access to advanced features in  Adobe Reader including Touch-based gestures for efficient navigation and zoom in the PDF, Page Navigator interface for fast navigation within large files, accelerometer support and File manager for quick access to PDF files on the PlayBook tablet.

You can learn more about the Adobe and RIM news here.

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Anuj Gupta, Product Manager, Acrobat Solutions Group

Categories: Reader


  • By George - 4:48 PM on April 23, 2011   Reply

    Current Reader X for Playbook seems far from really usable. PDF file in portrait mode is not readable, which definitely not fit for a tablet. Functionality quite limit as well.

    As a PDF reader, it not necessary to support picture, video, music.

    When could we have an update? Is it possible more functions such as highlight?


    • By Adobe - 10:19 AM on April 25, 2011   Reply

      Thanks for the feedback, we’ve shared your suggestions with the product team. Stay tuned for future updates.

  • By mb - 6:55 PM on April 23, 2011   Reply

    it doesnt work on my playbook rather disappointing

  • By Miguel Teixeira - 8:31 PM on February 12, 2012   Reply

    I bought the blackberry playbook for work and we use a lot of pdf files for reading. The version of pdf reader installed in the device makes reading pdf hard and not friendly at all specially with large pdfs where i have to search page by page for chapters instead of having a bookmark or a search function like in other tablets.

    I’m really disappointed and i’m hoping that adobe releases an update with the functionalities listed above that are basic ones!

    • By Adobe - 1:42 PM on February 15, 2012   Reply

      Thanks for your suggestion. You can contribute feature suggestions via our feature request form here:

  • By Sangram - 11:19 PM on February 23, 2012   Reply

    It’s very hard to read books without search/bookmarks/thumbnails …. Please get them ASAP

    • By Adobe - 9:45 AM on February 27, 2012   Reply

      Thanks Sangram. We’ll pass this suggestion on to our product team, and in the meanwhile, please take a look at our Acrobat Wishlist page, available here:

  • By Joe - 4:54 PM on March 15, 2012   Reply

    It would be really nice to add some basic functionality to this app on the PlayBook. Key features such as fill in forms, go-to page, bookmarking and search. I’m not asking for anything new here. Please Please PLEASE add these key features. I talked my company into paying for and using Acrobat X Pro but have to use qPDF to do these things!?

    If you really wanted to impress people you could add the ability to digitally sign forms too!!! Now that would blow people away and again nothing new that your free PC version doesn’t do.

    • By Adobe - 1:41 PM on March 16, 2012   Reply

      Thanks for reaching out to us. We appreciate hearing these feature requests for changes to Adobe Reader for Blackberry Playbook. We’re definitely listening and while we can’t comment just yet, we encourage you to stay tuned to this blog for updated information about Adobe Reader for Blackberry Playbook.

  • By BERNARDINO SILVA FERREIRA - 10:35 AM on April 26, 2013   Reply

    Esta versão do adobe reader x , não tem como usar a caneta para marcar um texto,
    nem a caixinha para fazer um comentario.

    Aguardo uma nova veerção atualizada.

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