- CrackBerry Addict
01-01-12, 06:48 PM #27
- 500 Posts
- 01-01-12, 07:02 PM #29
now u see, ur girlfriend was right about the torch lol.
I used to have an ipad for work, was borrowed but it was like mine, i downloaded every on it and everything, even tho it was the ipad 1 i thought it was crap, now dont get me wrong, but i dont like apple products. i recently bought a 32GB ipod touch 4 because there are no other good mp3 playerz out there so i thought i'd give it a try, its a good device, not gonna deny it, but idk, i just cant seem to like apple stuff...
- 01-01-12, 07:38 PM #31
My wife has an iPad2 and even though I've only had the PB for a couple of days, shes always bogarting it.
The iPad never really appealed to me. I would pick it up fumble around for a few minutes and then get bored. I do have a Kindle DX for serious reading but I can't put the PB down... even without having 500k apps.
- 01-01-12, 07:39 PM #32
I do agree with the characterization of the iPad button and interface as somewhat "clunky", mind you, and I really like southlander's "graceful" label for the PlayBook. The bezel-swiping and the UI really are quite graceful...
- 01-01-12, 08:29 PM #33
- 01-01-12, 08:49 PM #35
- 01-02-12, 03:56 PM #37
Great story from a real genuine user
It was nice to read a story from a genuine real user who was just commenting on his/her actual use - instead of someone steaming up the blog.
As many good posters write - you have to make a choice of products based on what you want and need. For many of us - the Playbook is just too great a value with instant & easy on, with Bridging for great no-cost access to web and email.
- 01-02-12, 04:01 PM #38
- CrackBerry Abuser
01-02-12, 04:11 PM #39
- 260 Posts
I disagree with those saying iPad has a bad screen. Mine is very good. I just prefer the smaller form factor of Playbook as well as the intuitive UI. Good to see I'm not the only one who tries to bezel swipe my iPad (of course, I've done it on my Kindle Fire as well). The swiping just makes sense.
- 01-02-12, 08:25 PM #42
Also to the other poster... the ipad screen is not blurry at all. Clearly not as sharp as the playbook but is still pretty nice.
Last edited by spektakle; 01-02-12 at 08:28 PM.
- 01-03-12, 04:33 AM #44
Last edited by Dapper37; 01-03-12 at 04:39 AM.
- CrackBerry User
01-03-12, 06:07 AM #46
- 19 Posts
Hi Everyone, I too am new to BB and am the owner of a playbook. I can safely say I was simply blown away when I saw how good it was, I am not a lover of the other fruit and have always preferred android, until now that is.
Since getting it, the playbook has been be the most used item in my house, there for simple web searches, news everything. I am looking forward to the android integration, hopefully there will be many more free apps for it then.
- 01-03-12, 08:08 AM #48
I too have an iPad 2. Bought it on launch day last year. I have the 32GB Verizon 3G model. I replaced my laptop with it. The MacBook went upstairs to be the "server" for the home. I've been a huge Apple supported from the Apple IIgs days and have owned just about every Apple device in one way or another.
I got a chance to review a Playbook at work for a month and gladly sent it back. I just couldn't get past the lack of apps. Sure, I'm spoiled as on the iPad. Lately, I find myself just surfing and doing basic, non-app stuff. I'm getting drawn back into the Playbook. I loved the form factor, size and screen. I just wish there were some apps that I use on a daily basis on the Playbook. Stuff like a Verizon FiOS app, TiVo app, Facebook, etc. Maybe if the 16GB goes back down to $199, I'll try it again.
- 01-03-12, 09:09 AM #49