Five Reasons Why Every Tablet Fan Should Get A PlayBook
2. High Screen Brightness.
3. Front Facing Loud Speakers.
5. Build Quality.
And one more...SWIPE to wake the screen.
I own a ton of tablets. The PlayBook and my Ipad 4 are the only tablets I could not live happily without.
- 01-27-13, 10:56 PM #7
agreed... but i HATE the 5 minute time-out max with no option to keep the screen on.
when i have it docked and want to use it as a sports score updater/tracker it always times out
- 01-27-13, 11:38 PM #8
Bridge only works with BlackBerry phones - his list is a general one for every tablet fan.
Kudos to the OP for omitting native email
Ditto on the HDMI out.
- 01-28-13, 12:01 AM #9
Bluetooth DUN for non-Blackberry users, it lets you share the Internet connection without the power drain of a Wi-fi hotspot. No other tablet I know has this out of the box. Works well with my Nokia phone
- 01-28-13, 12:53 AM #11
Nevertheless, one excellent factor in PlayBook is its current OS i.e. QNX... and the incoming BB10 will make it even better... other than that, I don’t think that PlayBook will be superior with other current tablets now available in the market... again, that is my personal views...
- 01-28-13, 05:41 AM #13
Completely agree with everything stated above... PB is a great tablet... Haven't experienced the bridge yet because I dont have a BB phone... But will get one soon and will try that too...
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01-28-13, 08:24 AM #15
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Completely agree with the above, even though for me the biggest bonus is the nice integration of the native mail/calendar/contacts apps, which feel more mature than on iOS or Android.
Now, I don't use my PB quite as much as my iPad 3G for the following reasons:
- my iPad has 3G, my PB is WiFi only
- I have an iPhone, not a BB phone
- battery life should be much better
- WiFi sensitivity is on the low side
- GPS sensitivity is appalling
Hopefully, BB 10 is going to revive my interest in the tablet. Who knows, I might even one day get a BB phone when that time will have come to replace my iPhone...
- 01-28-13, 08:40 AM #16
Please bear in mind that I did have a bottle of 'Gauthier Reserve Famile 10 Year Old Cognac' in front of me at the time I set it up for her!
I find it helps!
- 01-28-13, 08:46 AM #17
iOS keyboard is mediocre, and can only be replaced with jailbreaking.
- 01-28-13, 08:57 AM #20
Which handset did you have in mind?
- 01-28-13, 09:01 AM #21
- 01-28-13, 09:01 AM #22
Here is the major reason for me:
I can actually multi-task without closing programs. I can have Adobe pdfs open and take notes in evernote. On my android phone, it would sometimes work, but other times the document would close or go back to the start etc etc. Its just A LOT easier on playbook.
There are no doubt, better features on other devices. But collectively I think the only major reason someone wouldn't but the playbook now is the app store. Personally I don't use many apps so its not a big thing for me. BB10 should fix those problems and make it a viable cheap tablet for others. But since it was released nearly two years ago, it will never be a major hit. The new playbooks however, could be, particularly if they are built as well as our current one.
Overall? As a package, I don't think many tablets could beat this for what I need it for and at that price.
- 01-28-13, 09:13 AM #23
- 01-28-13, 09:17 AM #24
As to the app store - well I don't have loads of apps installed on my PlayBook. For that matter, I don't have loads of apps installed on my Android tablets, either. I have a few, select apps that fulfill the needs I have, and I tend to not clutter things up any further. Truth be told, that seems more of a problem on Android, really - found the more apps I had installed initially, were either a distraction, or never used, or simply cluttered up the interface. I only install anything, now, that I will actually use, and over time, I sometimes prune what little I have installed.
I follow much the same principles on my smartphone, too - as that seems to perform at it's best when there's not too many things installed.
- 01-28-13, 09:24 AM #25
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