If you thought that BlackBerry devices were all work and no play, think again. You know how you can use your BlackBerry phone as a remote control for presentations on your BlackBerry PlayBook? Well, a RIM engineer decided to take it one step further by writing an app that turns the smartphone into a gamepad for the tablet. It wasn’t mentioned if the app will ever make it to the BlackBerry App World for us regular folks to get our hands on, but this tight integration between the two devices show how versatile they can be.
I haven’t been able to find any video footage of this setup on YouTube, but judging by the photograph above, you clearly see the controller/phone in action. Sure, you don’t get the tactile feedback of actual buttons, but you do get the mobility of playing games from your couch while your PlayBook tablet is plugged into your TV on the other side of the room. Let’s hope this app gets released to the public some day.