Does anyone remember Kevin's video back in September, about a very spiffy looking case/keyboard/trackpad/stand combo for the Playbook? Well where the heckfire is it! How long has the Playbook been out and still no official BT Keyboard from RIM! I already have a nice enough BT keyboard that works fine, but that form factor really looked like it had it all for me. Does everything associated with RIM have to move at such a glacial pace? Doesn't RIM know by now that we are all Veruca Salt when it comes to our precious?
Last edited by mmcpher; 02-17-12 at 01:24 PM.
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Thanks TBone, I forgot this and my quick search failed to pick it up. I also saw a few articles about the keyboard/case making an appearance at Devcon Europe and the Playbook was actually on in the still pictures! But I haven't seen it in actual operation anywhere. I expect that a quality accessory will be able to be utilized as the anchor device continues to update its OS. Yet when it comes to approved accessories, RIM seems as plodding as the carriers are with Officical OS's. Its a little nutty. In my case, I am a willing and patient buyer who has been walking past all manner of periferals for other tablets forever, just waiting for RIM to at least get out and show its committment to its own product. I want the real thing, not some knock-off retro-fitted to a Playbook.
I did, but not well enough. The Blog post called it a mini-keyboard, so maybe that's why I didn't pick it up. And a blog post is different than a forum post. The comments to a blog post are immediate but the discussions is usually short-lived. And there are things that can be discussed freely on the forum that Kevin might not want to put into a blog post. But sorry anyway.
Sad, VERY SAD....this item should have been released months ago. Its #1 on my list of accessories even with the potential of a Blackberry phone keypad through bridge......it just looks KOOL and professional. A MUST have
If it is supposed to be available with the launch of OS2, and if OS2 is supposed to be launched Tuesday, wouldn't these already have been shipped to brick and mortar stores throughout the US by now? And if so, pics or info would have surely been leaked..
I don't expect to use the keyboard/case every day. Wouldn't that turn the Playbook into an underpowered, undersized netbook? But when I have some drafting to do it would be nice. I guess we will see in a few days but even if it required 2.0, there are plenty of us running the beta who would have "preordered".
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