- CrackBerry Newbie
- 7 Posts
Did I make a big mistake by buying a playbook
I would like to know if I made a big mistake by buying the BB Playbook. It seems like the product isn't finished yet and they don't give a crap about it!! Everything is so tough to accomplishe on the playbook, plus the games suxs!!! I know that the primary function of the playbook is not playing but heck who ever develop game have a hard time producing something nice and fun. And even the company don't even care about the playbook, Skype, DropBox just to name a few!!!
Please tell me that I'm mistaken and that it's going to get better, if not my wife is going to kill me... No really she will!
- CrackBerry Addict
05-28-2011, 08:31 PM #2
- 842 Posts
The only person that can decide if you made a mistake buying the PlayBook is you. There are many that like the PlayBook as is. There are some of us that aren't happy with it currently, but hope it will get better. And there are some that just simply hate it and have (or should) return it.
You need to figure out why you want a tablet, and then figure out why the PlayBook works (or doesn't) for you.
- 05-28-2011, 08:41 PM #3
ugggg if your thinking like that do the playbook a favor return it so it has a chance to get a appreciative owner. if you want something complete with no hopes of going further get a ipad2 wait around for an ipad3 this fall. seriously if you didn't know whatyou were getting into, your dense. seriously if you have doubts RETURN the thing! but its your choice. but it is going to get better the crackberry community has been and i am one getting on the big names to recognize us and know were here. the louder we yell the more they have to listen.
- CrackBerry Genius
05-28-2011, 09:03 PM #4
- 1,627 Posts
As for suggesting that RIM doesnt give a crap about it - how would you know what RIM is thinking? Do you have any proof to back up your claim?
What exactley is tough to accomplish on the Playbook?
Oh, and if you have to have permission from your wife to purchase something then may I suggest a marriage counsellor.To RIM haters - Why dont you go find a parade and rain on it.
05-28-2011, 09:11 PM #5
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You have received some good advice. It is still a platform/tablet in development. It works right now for some people with what it does but there are definitely weak aspects. Right now ONLY HOPE exists that rim will address some of the problems and that developers will release terrific apps in the near and not so near future.
Ask yourself what you wanted it to do and does it do it? How important are those things?
- CrackBerry Genius
05-28-2011, 09:20 PM #6
- 1,689 Posts
pb released in saudi and bahrain. europe release at 2nd week of june. china and hopefully indonesia sometime later. so it is still rolling out. more pressure on rim to deliver..not to mention investor andmarket pressure. they will have to deliver or else. else what? exactly.
- 05-28-2011, 10:25 PM #8
To the OP I have to say did you not do your research? Play with one for a while? I went with the iPad2 just because I don't like 7" tablets and a Kindle AP was a requirement. When a 10" PB comes out and all it's features are up and running I'll probably get one. If I'm dropping $500 on something I'm going to spend weeks researching it and playing with the device.
- 05-28-2011, 10:29 PM #9
- CrackBerry Abuser
05-28-2011, 10:39 PM #10
- 108 Posts
If you want to play games you should have bought a PSP or a DS.
If you want to be cool you should have bought an iPad2.
If you want to be productive while not being connected to your laptop and have a great web experience and get things done then stick with the PlayBook.
I have researched tablet pc for a long time and Rim offers the best experience for your dollar.
- CrackBerry Abuser
05-28-2011, 11:29 PM #13
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- CrackBerry Master
05-29-2011, 01:50 AM #15
- 1,211 Posts
Every thing that the Playbook can do in its current form---it does a lot better than the iPad2 does. (namely consumption of media - playing/streaming video, surfing the internet, multitasking, music, etc.) When the software has matured, the features are complete, and apps are in place, I imagine it will beat the iPad2 in every metric. I love my playbook and my primary usage is media and browsing and it blows all other browsers out there including iPad and Android with full web fidelity. IMO you will not like to browse on any other tablet after using a Playbook for internet browsing.
Last edited by sf49ers; 05-29-2011 at 01:54 AM.