Disappointed by 2.0 - My opinion is it's not ready for prime time
I am a blackberry fan - bought my PB the day it became available last spring.
Disappointed by 2.0:
-no ability to mark all emails as read - have thousands of unread messages in the new messages app now
-duplicate new email notifications - every new email now shows up new in both the new email app and the bridge app. Clearing an unread email in the new app doesnt clear it in the bridge app or on my BB
-browser still doesnt allow you to rename bookmarks or make folders
-no skype or kindle apps via app world (arent both available for android?)
-very laggy interface - takes forever to respond to touch
-seems to be gobbling my battery life
- CrackBerry User
02-21-12, 12:00 PM #2
- 71 Posts
I found out you can turn off bridge notifications on your phone for your email so you dont get double notifications on PB. Go to bridge and the menu for your tablet and select messages to not go through the bridge. Should have been automatic, but at least theres a fix..
- 02-21-12, 12:01 PM #3
-"very laggy interface - takes forever to respond to touch"
maybe something wrong with your playbook or the install cuz mine and most others its FAST n very responsive
- CrackBerry User
02-21-12, 12:04 PM #5
- 13 Posts
Skype is unlikely to address the needs of the BlackBerry community. Kindle is unlikely, too.
I advise you buy a Kindle instead. It's so much better to read on a Kindle than on a screen - even a quality one like the PlayBook's. A kindle comes at 99€s. If you can afford a PlayBook and BalckBerry phone you should have the money to get the real deal.
- 02-21-12, 12:19 PM #12
I must say...I disagree with the OP. IMO, the PlayBook is finally ready for "primetime". This is a very GOOD update. "perfection is something always aimed for, but rarely achieved" RIM did an excellent job on this update
- 02-21-12, 12:24 PM #17
- 02-21-12, 12:28 PM #19
Looks like you're reaching for things to gripe about. There is just too much goodness in OS2 to get caught up on minor things that aren't just like you want them and label the entire release a disappointment.
Couple of specifics:
-- If you have native email set up, individually turn off bridge email so you don't get it twice. There's a post on this.
-- I have Kindle (side)loaded on mine. Works great.
- 02-21-12, 12:32 PM #20
- 02-21-12, 12:32 PM #21
There will always be issues in a first build no matter how long they have to prepare. Right now it has only been tested by RIM and a select few others. Once more people start using it and submitting bug reports they will release updates fixing those issues.
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- 02-21-12, 12:32 PM #22
I'm also disappointed with the update/upgrade.
To me, having the Arabic language pack was paramount and I have mentioned in my older posts that this issue was the most important issue in order for me not to ditch the PB. I said I would give it until april, one year after release of the PB but I don't think it will come. I still have to use my laptop to visit certain blogs to type in Arabic. I really don't understand this as the ME is one of the biggest markets for RIM. I never was into apple but I may have to jump ships in the very near future to ipad 3 or if nokia releases a wp tab as I wish they had released a meego based tab (the swipe gestures on the nokia N9 destroys this feature on the PB). But unfortunately nokia is ditching the meego for the sake of MS. But perhaps the WP tab from nokia will be worth it when it's released in june. So it's either that or the ipad3.
PB is lacking:
- language pack
- Skype which is very important for me as I travel a bit.,
- proper gps navigation system and this sucks royally on the pb or any bb phone where companies like nokia excel as they own a navigation company.
- proper apps for local use (dubai)
I was hoping for alot more to be honest but it didn't happen. So I think latest by june I will switch tabs. By the way, no way I would go to android. Something is just not right with it I feel. It's not smooth regardless of how many cores it has, feels cheap and is not easy to use. Either an ipad or a nokia based tab as nokia is way more advanced in certain technologies than RIM.
- 02-21-12, 12:33 PM #23
2.) Meh. Yeah, could be better but this is hardly a deal breaker?
3.) This should be no surprise. They were never announced these & you should not have expected them with 2.0 as such. Maybe in the future, but this is not a deal breaker for me. If I want to read for any length of time - I pick up my Kindle device & read on that. No sense killing the battery life & my eyes on the PlayBook.
4.) Must be your PB - because everyone else, myself included is noticing responsiveness has increased substantially... UI is much snappier than 1.08. Not that I found it slow before, but it is markedly improved in 2.0.
5.) "Seems" to be? Well - it's only been our for a matter of hours, so I'd hold off on commenting about battery life concerns for another few days. Could be that you're on WiFi, have BlueTooth on, setting up and checking out all the new functionality. You are making the PB more busy than it has been in awhile more than likely.
- 02-21-12, 12:34 PM #24
http://forums.crackberry.com/blackbe...coming-698545/ Skype is NOT coming... Not my fault you didn't read that to show you, Skype was not coming. So stop complaining. People are never happy
- 02-21-12, 12:36 PM #25
Checking back in after a few minutes and I can give the following (though my tests are not done as of yet)
The following works BB -> Playbook
Marking messages read
Marking messages unread
The following works Playbook -> BB
(none that i can tell at this time)
It has only been a couple of minutes so I will report back in a few.