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  1. Tim5985's Avatar
    Yes, still actively using it at least 3 to 4 times a week. I've had one since Feb. 2014; right before the last OS update. It's a quality piece of equipment. Still love it.
    02-28-17 12:30 PM
  2. forrestishmael's Avatar
    I'm joking. I use it as a playbook literally. I use it to do research and help with homework, and store fight tapes to study based boxing.
    03-02-17 06:54 PM
  3. PlayBook_QNX's Avatar
    I'm joking. I use it as a playbook literally. I use it to do research and help with homework, and store fight tapes to study based boxing.
    I use it for homework and research to but my screen broke so it dosnt look cool when I use it.. haha.. not sure if you understand
    03-02-17 07:16 PM
  4. tbark's Avatar
    Yep. Use it to read,- have Kobo and Kindle (sideloaded some time ago) and Zinio for magazines. Also for music, and a few videos loaded before the Video Store stopped supporting the Playbook. Keep it at home and plugged in, although the battery still works fine. Don't use it for anything productive, although I use a spreadsheet for monthly budgetting and to do calculations for a part-time job I have, the Docs to Go implementation on the playbook is a poor one. For that I use a Passport and a Q10, and even then use the Android version of Docs to Go for more serious work. Most of my use is on the Q10, with the Passport used only via WiFi, and for web browsing, reading on Kobo and Kindle, Zinio and Pocket Mags, and Comix when I'm away from home. All three devices have their place, and I don't see any need to replace the Playbook until the battery dies, at which time, if it doesn't work when constantly plugged in, I'll probably toss it, and transfer all it's functions to the Passport.
    03-04-17 09:00 PM
  5. trainzer's Avatar
    I was down to one app, Overdrive, to read books borrowed from the local library. Official support by Overdrive ended quite a while ago so when I had to reload it following a reset, I had to jump through some hoops to get it loaded. Then something changed because browsing the library's subject list became a hit or miss proposition. Only part of the list would display correctly.

    Used to also catch up on the day's news via the CBC app but that also stopped working.

    With the battery not lasting as long as it once did, after 5 1/2 years it was time to find another tablet. It might have been a Blackberry if they hadn't abandoned that market. After a lot of looking and comparing, I'll soon the proud user of the brand new Galaxy Tab S3. Gorgeous screen and Overdrive is a native app.
    03-16-17 10:02 PM
  6. dabbguy's Avatar
    Everyday. It is my ereader for library books using the Overdrive app. I check emails and watch mp4 movies everyday as well. Great value and I have the bluetooth keyboard as well

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    03-18-17 10:10 AM
  7. spARTacus's Avatar
    With DOSBox loaded (still available from BlackBerry World) and a bluetooth keyboard and mouse, a whole world of retro games become available for the Playbook. Remember Impossible Mission?

    " Another Visitor. Stay a while. Stay Forever !! "
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    03-18-17 12:49 PM
  8. balama's Avatar
    Just bought a new(i have one already) 64MB of Amazon $50-$60
    current one is a video player
    new one will be a flac/dsd player hooked up to a tube amp for audio
    saw a video of someone demoing the monoprice hybrid with one and it was killing it
    Just knew i had to get another one as a media player before they are gone
    gonna run neutron as the player

    I don't think you can get a hi end player with this type of DAC(wolfson) for the price out there
    combined with neutron and the charging stand its a no brainer for a work desk audio player

    check it out here
    Last edited by balama; 03-19-17 at 01:46 PM.
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    03-19-17 11:43 AM
  9. PlayBook_QNX's Avatar
    With a 64mb pb good luck to put music on there.. kidding. Great idea!
    03-21-17 08:17 PM
  10. AladarMezga's Avatar
    Agree with Balama.

    PB 64GB is great music box especially when you hook it with Bluetooth speakers.
    03-24-17 06:06 PM
  11. forrestishmael's Avatar
    Just bought a new(i have one already) 64MB of Amazon $50-$60
    current one is a video player
    new one will be a flac/dsd player hooked up to a tube amp for audio
    saw a video of someone demoing the monoprice hybrid with one and it was killing it
    Just knew i had to get another one as a media player before they are gone
    gonna run neutron as the player

    I don't think you can get a hi end player with this type of DAC(wolfson) for the price out there
    combined with neutron and the charging stand its a no brainer for a work desk audio player

    check it out here
    Wow I bought a new one last Christmas for like 320$ on Amazon and now I see that they're selling them from 50-60$! Sigh well yeah I might as well get another before they're all gone. I actually love the playbook! I wanna install one in my car dashboard one that is removable. It's a great media/entertainment device plus PDF reader. That's why it wins, not to mention it just generally looks so smooth perfect clarity perfect size. It's a timeless. I'll definitely have one ages from now, the thing is a relic. It will become something that is vintage but was was ahead of its time! I think it's just fine if it never gets updated, because some updates just suck! But I would like to see more apps develop, and I hope that's still possible?
    03-27-17 04:35 PM
  12. jeeper28's Avatar
    I use it at least 3 x a week paired to my classic, works good, not great but still performs like a champ
    03-27-17 06:43 PM
  13. bobshine's Avatar
    I already posted on this thread... but as an update... mine still works as a really high resolution and bright picture frame.
    03-27-17 09:46 PM
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