PB2 just too shallow for me.
Honestly, after a week of upgrading to v2, I am struggling to find a use for my PB that would stick for me beyond the occasional surfing the web while in bed.
I really want to use it for my work and I need my PB to include some ways to:
1) Add comments, bookmarks, highlight and search PDFs. Didn't RIM buy DataWiz and don't DocsToGo on android already have a more powerful PDF reader than the poor excuse we have on our native PB??
2) Read books (yes I know you can do it) but have them organize in folders or categories so that I can locate them instead of having to scroll down the hundreds of PDFs and epubs I have
3) Actually getting the native mail messanger to work with my yahoo mail account. I don't get how my BB 9800 can hook up with my yahoo account without having to configure imap or pop or smtp but with PB, its trial and error all these combinations to comeback to the starting point
I don't care much for user experience or aesthetics or QNX or multi-tasking or a gazillion apps that produces variations of fart noises.
HDMI? Nice. But that is secondary to what I need it for, which is for work. Isn't that the target segment RIM is after for a start?
I mean, whats the use of having great features like printtogo or remote typing when it serves no purposes accept for the most rudimentary stuff which I can do on my BB 9800?
So frustrating when you have in your hands a tablet with so much potential but suffers because of such poor implementation and execution!
One other thing,
Has anyone figure out how to take a pic from a BB phone, open it on PB (cool!) and then actually try to save it so that I can browse it on my PB or upload it to a forum using flash??
Its damn near impossible, isn't the picture already in my PB? I don't get it.
- CrackBerry Abuser
02-28-2012, 08:52 AM #5
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"3) Actually getting the native mail messanger to work with my yahoo mail account. I don't get how my BB 9800 can hook up with my yahoo account without having to configure imap or pop or smtp but with PB, its trial and error all these combinations to comeback to the starting point"
My yahoo mail works absolutely fine. I believe that your problem is, as we used to say a "carbon based issue".
- CrackBerry Abuser
02-28-2012, 08:53 AM #7
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I suspect there are two different forces at work at RIM : one chose a very satisfying hardware, the other is in charge of the software and gives the impression of not being very interested in the tablet.
Some apps would be considered very basic and not professional on any platform, like the PDF viewer or the NATIVE browser that doesn't show folders.
Others are more shocking if you consider that it is a blackberry device. Like the mail app which you can't use vertically to type quickly with your thumbs while traveling.
Another problem are the delays in updates.
Oh and also, when I have to show my playbook to someone else, I take care to start before the meeting, because I feel really stupid having to wait for 3 minutes before it becomes usable.
- 02-28-2012, 09:06 AM #11Just a trucker delivering the goods in which sometimes they are cell phones.
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02-28-2012, 09:09 AM #13
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- 02-28-2012, 09:14 AM #14
Something that I realized is that tablets don't do everything. It's going to be something that I want it to do that it cant. So I had to do research and find a tablet that comes close to my needs and wants. I bought the PlayBook in May and haven't looked back. It satisfies my needs for what I use it for. The PlayBook is approx 10 months old and has grown considerable over that time period. It's not as mature as others, but it's growing at a rapid pace. There is no tablet that is perfect. I suggest doing research and buying one that closely fits YOUR needs and wants.
- CrackBerry Master
02-28-2012, 09:16 AM #15I heart my Playbook...."Sunshine, lollipops and rainbows,
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- 02-28-2012, 09:19 AM #17
Okay here is what I lug around. A BB Bold to converse with, A BB Playbook to do things I can't do on my phone, and a Linux laptop to do things on I HAVE to do.
There is no perfect world in computers and won't be for a long time. You are trying to hard to combine all your computing needs into a product that is in its infancy and simply cannot compete with a full blown computer. And it isn't just the Playbook it is ALL tablet computers. Even the God himself, Steve Jobs once said tablets are not meant to replace laptops.
I read all your previous posts and they are all complaints. if you don't like your Playback throw it out. But complaining and harping on something that BB is well aware of and working on, is pointless.Ever noticed that all the instruments searching for intelligent life in the universe are pointed away from Earth?
- 02-28-2012, 09:21 AM #19
I am so frustrated with my Playbook that I am ready to throw it at the wall. My email doesn’t work. I set up POP and imap. POP works once and then can’t connect to server. I have to go into the setting and save them again to get it to work. It works once and then back to can’t connect to server. With imap all messages constantly get marked as unread. I read the message and it shows unread but when it fetches for new mail all messages are marked unread. The fact that we have to jump through hoops to sync up contacts and calendar is pathetic. They shouldn’t have released an os that is not complete. That’s what they did when they came out with the playbook to begin with. This was RIM’s second chance. IMO they blew it. Anyone that just wants to buy a tablet and have things work from the start is going to be very disappointed. I have been a blackberry fan for years but RIM is pushing me away.
- 02-28-2012, 09:22 AM #20
All you have to is open the photo on the file manage and press the volume + and - at the same time and it loads on the PB. This is posted on this forum about 20 times.Ever noticed that all the instruments searching for intelligent life in the universe are pointed away from Earth?
- CrackBerry Genius
02-28-2012, 09:22 AM #21Through the Years :2001 Ericsson T29s> Sony Z5> Sony Z7> SE Z600>Moto A760> RAZR V3>Razr V3i>BB 8800>BB 9500 >BB 9800>Bold 9900..RIM Returns with a bang
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- 02-28-2012, 09:24 AM #23
- 02-28-2012, 09:28 AM #25Ever noticed that all the instruments searching for intelligent life in the universe are pointed away from Earth?