| | 04-03-2012, 02:27 PM Thread Author #1
I went to buy an Acer Iconia A100 and came home with my second Playbook
True story. You know that I was one of the most vocal complainers about the PlayBook. You can check why here: Why Buy a Playbook
To keep the story short the iPad due to lack of flash became very quickly useless in watching captioned TV series streaming on the net. Most sites offering these services were using flash players. So I decided to buy a new tablet for my wife with the sole purpose to surf the net and watch movies streaming from sites using Adobe flash. I did want to be a cheap tabled because of this limited purpose.
I searched the net, and my choice was Acer Iconia A100. I went to the store, played a bit with it and took a box from the shelf. It was the wrong color. So I started to look for an Iconia with grey case color. And there it was: two 16GB PlayBooks sitting on the shelf next to the Iconias. There was no price for it so I asked the clerk how much was the PB? Same price as the Iconia.
Having my PB at home, which offers a superb web browsing experience, I could not resist. So I ended with my second PB. My wife received the tablet, bridged her BB Bold and started to read the e-mail. It was like a natural thing to do.
What changed from my above post, until now? First of all, Docs2Go is functional. You can seriously use it. Second, I discovered that though I do not have a BB phone, the e-mail app is really great at consolidate all my e-mail accounts in one window. The web browsing is solid, and finally, I can trade directly from my PB. Trade what? Forex!
Last but not least Kobo and Zinio are a big plus, and the AppWorld started to be populated with interesting apps.
I would have never guessed that after five months of frustration, I will become the happy owner of a second PlayBook. But what would life be without surprises?