We first told you about Early Bird, a 3rd party email application for the PlayBook a couple of days ago, and we were able to make contact with the developer and he let us know about a new video that shows Early Bird in action. Even if the PlayBook gets a native email client, I really like the look of Early Bird as well.
Details: Early Bird is a simple, robust and beautifully designed native email application for the Blackberry Playbook. Early Bird is written for the Blackberry QNX operating system and unlike browser based email, runs locally on your Playbook. This means that you can store, read and respond to email even when you don’t have internet connectivity. For example, when you’re 30,000 feet in the air.
Early Bird is designed to be lightweight and FAST. At a mere 6MB in size, it’ll run faster than a speeding bullet without consuming much of your Playbook’s storage or memory.
Early Bird supports the industry standard POP and SMTP protocols. This allows you to access popular email services like Gmail, Yahoo Mail!, Microsoft Exchange via POP and most ISP provided email accounts. The sortable Inbox view lets you list messages by date, sender or subject. And you can quickly view selected emails in the message view pane