View Poll Results: Will Playbook have a future without Netflix/Skype?
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05-04-2012, 02:45 PM #27
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- 05-04-2012, 02:54 PM #29
The PB might well get Skype or a perfectly suitable substitute when BB10 arrives, but that shouldn't set you off of it if it doesn't. By the way, Skype can be sideloaded right now, but until the rumored new Android API comes out for the camera, the video calling won't work. After the API, you will likely be able to do Skype video calling.
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05-04-2012, 03:06 PM #30
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Cisco is working on an app for VideoChat that should be awesome. In the meantime ReelPortal.com is a great way to VideoChat right now. When Skype shows up it will be not be noticed by many of us that already transitioned to something else.
Netflix is in big trouble. If Disney and others continue to restrict content or raise costs then they simply won't be able to maintain a going concern. I don't see how Netflix is a deal breaker. For some T.V. addicts I submit the Playbook can get most of the stuff from abc.com, cbs.com, nbc.com, Disney.com, pbskids.org, etc.
Besides, the Playbook has downloadeable movies. Further, for some parents getting their kids tablets not having Netflix may be a plus.
Don't let people distract you into something so misleading as a simple questions asking if one app or two will wipe out a company or main product line. Look at what you want to do with it and you will know that the Playbook rocks.My BlackBerry. Just love it, love it, love it.
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05-04-2012, 03:15 PM #31If You Can Read This, Thank a Teacher...if it's in English, Thank a Soldier
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- 05-04-2012, 03:50 PM #33
I really don't think we're looking at the big picture. Say you bought QNX. You had been thinking for a while about a tablet of some sort. Bam you just bought an OS that will work great on it. In the mean time your having to build this tablet from the ground up. A whole new world to you. A world that already has 2 aggressive companies in it. You get your tablet to market, you have the auto companies looking to you for use of your product which was in the making long before you bought into it. You got other indeviours going on.
I ask you, would you really care that people compairing to the ios ecosystem taunted you as not having an ecosystem? Are you really concerned about alittle piece of voip code? The device is wifi only. You get around wifi pretty much some sort of phone is avaible. Not everybody is sold on voip. I think its horrible. Come on netflix. You gonna go to a cafe and watch movies? At the house you have a tv, or console.
The 4g PB well now we're talking. I kinda wonder what's going to be on the agenda for that little gem. That's when voip starts making a little bit of sense.It's one thing for the world to think your a dullard and another to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
- 05-04-2012, 04:22 PM #34I waited...It launched...Im still waiting...
- 05-04-2012, 04:47 PM #36It's one thing for the world to think your a dullard and another to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
- 05-04-2012, 06:37 PM #41
Yeah lets get Netflix out the Poll
I think many people have already cancelled and Netflix is in trouble.
Skype is def needed Although I don't use it
I do realize how important it is to people.Watch Hulu and Netflix on the Playbook
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05-04-2012, 06:42 PM #42
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Honestly I am looking for RIM to port a version of the Playbook Video Chat app to PC/Mac/Linux/Android/iOS.
I find Skype unreliable and bloated. Even ooVoo is flakey. If people had the option to use another efficient voice chat program on their PC they could install that and we could all communicate across platforms.
If Skype won't go to RIM, then RIM should just open up the protocol code/API to developers who want to port Playbook video chat to other platforms.
On a side note, BB10 I hope will have dual cameras and video chat compatibility to Playbook devices.
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- 05-04-2012, 06:43 PM #43
If you were Microsoft you would look at RIM as your threat and no one else. Windows phone is not gonna bump android and certainly not apple so it has to settle for third.
One problem with that though. RIM has a good looking os in blackberry10 and it's just going to continue to make waves as we learn more about it. So if your were Microsoft would you do what you can to guarantee yourself that 3rd spot? You certainly wouldn't want to help a company that plans on taking your spot would you?
With that said we probably won't see a native skype app for playbook ever.I waited...It launched...Im still waiting...
- 05-04-2012, 07:34 PM #44
All BlackBerry devices have a future....just how long they will be part of the infrastructure known as RIM is the real question in my opinion. Let's face it, the up and coming change is very good, but is it enough to get back to #1. There going to need help from somewhere...just my 2 cents
- 05-04-2012, 07:50 PM #45
Getting back to #1 would take years of top notch innovative devices being churned out one after the other. Qnx is going to open many more doors for rim aside from communications devices. I think they have real big plans for Qnx and we will be seeing smart cars and homes as well. You will control everything from your device. That's were Rim could take back the crown.I waited...It launched...Im still waiting...
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05-04-2012, 07:53 PM #46
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- 05-04-2012, 07:55 PM #47
What Rim is doing is bring to us that infrastructure. They are creating what I'm growing to call the living ecosystem.
Am I crazy? Could be. QNX has had the auto market for awhile. Thats there its not going any where. What Rim has to do is bridge your car with your device. Done.
Will they stop there? Why should we think so. My kid's doctor office uses PBs. Theres other reports around here of other businesses using the PB. I use my PB to check security cameras at home from the couch or bed.
I saw video of a PB setting climate in a car, turning down the heat in the chairs. So how long before we're doing it at home?It's one thing for the world to think your a dullard and another to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
- 05-04-2012, 08:01 PM #48
As for Skype and Netflix.....there just bugs on the windshield
Last edited by spencerdl; 05-04-2012 at 08:04 PM.
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05-04-2012, 08:55 PM #49
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Yes, there is a future for Playbook without many, many so called "major applications" (including Skype and Netflix). The future of RIM, in general, is not driven only by having access to "those applications", but by implementing newest technologies and winning younger generation. Just having Skype/Netflix will not sell the product.
Just stating my opinion, for the record.
- 05-04-2012, 09:18 PM #50
Will Playbook have a future without Skype?
IMO Probably. Just maybe not a particularly bright one without the current industry standard.
Netflix? Again probably. The fact is the lack of these apps when every single competitor has them is just one more reason to consider and go for the competition instead of the Playbook.
People can live without them as they can any app.They just don't see why they should have to.