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New BetaZone Survey for Playbook
I received an email requesting to fill out a new BetaZone survey for the BlackBerry Playbook. Forgot to do screen capture before I submited ( sorry), hopefully someone else can step up. I do remember what was asked though:
Asked how important having native BBM on the PB was to me
Asked Whether I wanted independant BBM app or contact and convo syncing between phone and tablet
Asked about desire to do OS upgrades over wifi or 3G/4G network (also asked if more important for initial setup or always)
Asked about desire to able to skip initial OS upgrade (on device first launch)
Asked about frequency of use on IM clients on my tablet (yahoo messenger, Skype excluding BBM)
In case you're wondering about my responses!
I have bridge so I can live without native BBM, but as a BB device it must have it!
Of course I want syncing between BB device and PB
The ability to do OS upgrades over carrier network would be nice but definitely not required since it would eat up too much data (carriers charge an arm and a leg for data buckets). Plus wifi is so readily available. Maybe initial setup should be able to do update over carrier network (so if you're at the store or too eager to wait to get home to do it!)
I know some people have complained about not being to skip the initial OS upgrade, but honestly why wouldn't you want to operate the latest and greatest OS
Poorly designed question because I can't use IM clients (other than BBM) on the Playbook since they're not available yet! Maybe they were referring to the IM+ app...
- 12-03-2011, 11:37 AM #2
Here was my response I put at then end of the survey:
If you already have BBM on your phone and you own a PlayBook having two independent BBM "accounts" would be ridiculous. However, if some had a PlayBook, and did not have a BlackBerry if they could have access to BBM via the PIN on their PlayBook it would a great feature. For $200 right now without a carrier contract, a PlayBook would be a great stepping stone into the RIM ecosystem.
For example Working professional son with his BlackBerry gives his grandmother with arthritis a PlayBook to use at home with Wi-Fi and can keep in touch his important family member who could use the virtual keyboard easier than she could a smartphone. Their are a thousand scenarios like this where it would be very useful and practical.
If someone happened to own both a PlayBook and a BlackBerry they should just have the option of "linking" a conceptual native BBM client on the PlayBook. The other option would be to just disable the native BBM on the PlayBook in favor of the Bridged version.