- CrackBerry Genius
12-11-12, 07:45 PM #76
- 3,530 Posts
If the tab inside the USB was out of place then a usb cable was plugged in upside down.
- 12-12-12, 12:00 AM #78
I am happy that RIM is still supporting the PB 2 years on and its feature set is really not outdated except for those that require the latest and greatest every 6 months to a year. It has been great to get updates to a product to extend its use versus requiring a new purchase to "update".[/QUOTE]
And Apple's stock value took a huge decline recently. And RIM's stock value is inching up. Actually it has doubled in value since 8 weeks ago when it hit a low of $6.50 a share. I give it a "buy now" signal to y'all.
- CrackBerry Abuser
12-28-12, 06:54 PM #79
- 197 Posts
The recent phenomenal discounts on PB accessories, not to mention the PBs themselves do make me continue to wonder how long they will be supported. Things like chargers are almost being given away. Yet they just released the 4G PB and did an OS update? It is puzzling.
I was in our local Staples today. No Playbooks and no accessories. Just a few sleeves for PB left. They have not been carrying anything for quite a while. Future Shop has stock of accessories, but at inflated prices. Don't seem to be trying to move them.
It would not be a big surprise if RIM either gave up tablets altogether or offloaded the business to someone else. I guess we will find out in time.
- 12-28-12, 07:03 PM #80
I think they just want to get BB10 in as many hands as possible.
Making the PlayBook available for $150 with a free case and charger does this. There are far more people who will take the chance on a $150 tablet than who will take the chance with a $600 phone.
Also makes me wonder what sort of BIS services will come to the PlayBook. The more people with BBM's new features, the more people will want that on a phone.
- 12-28-12, 07:25 PM #81
As dumb as this sounds, I kinda like the fact that we are only 2 million strong. I feel we are a smaller yet smart bunch who know an awesome product when we see it. As long as it continues to do what we want it to, I could not give a hoot if not another person buys one. I do feel RIM will support it with BB10 and if not, I will continue to use my Playbook until it dies on its own. If BB does make another tablet in the future, I will support it and buy it. But I am happy it has been supported by RIM with updates to improve it and being that is almost 2 years old, that is amazing in itself. If we get more apps with BB10, even better but I personally have everything I need to enjoy it to its fullest potential. If I did not feel that way, I would have bought something else by now.
- 12-28-12, 08:03 PM #82
the present fire sale of the PB goes now on 2 xmas seasons, and will go on until the last one is sold
now we have a firesale on all accessories, vendors want to get rid of all the chargers, keyboards
RIM will than outsource repairs to a third party, mostly repairs of the screens and ports, than after 3 years use we need new batteries
software updates will come though BB OS10, so no problem there, even with apps
Shelf-life of a tablet may be max 3 years anyway, so there comes the question repair or buy a new tablet
Hopefully companies, other than RIM, will produce tablet running BB OS 10,
like tablet from various companies running android, and now other companies than MS running Windows 8 and 8RT
RIM will be a software company, hardware will be sourced out
I bet you one $$
- CrackBerry Abuser
12-28-12, 11:20 PM #83
- 117 Posts
Ironically at $150 these things are a great buy, but the clock is ticking on their usefulness and support.
- 12-29-12, 12:02 AM #84
- 12-29-12, 12:30 AM #85
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- 12-29-12, 06:17 AM #86
I guess you still don't get the basic point that there are many many many more android and iOS based tablets selling at FULL price for every bargain basement abandoned firesale Playbook. That was what I was trying to get across. Basically Playbook is a negligible entity in the tablet market. I'll try to make it easier next time.
- 12-30-12, 11:32 AM #87
- CrackBerry Genius
12-30-12, 11:55 AM #88
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