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09-06-11, 07:40 PM #76
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....see......this is why this really gets boring quickly. Mine's bigger than your's is.....
The Playbook is superior in some ways to the iPad but I was recently up at a cottage where the owner (and family) had three Mac Book pros and 2 iPads, 3 Blackberries plus one iPhone4. I felt the iPad did seem allot more "complete" with all the usual desktop features right there on the tablet.
What I found odd was the number of devices (the best part of $10K worth) they felt they needed to buy. They seemed to frequently use the iPad in place of the Mac Book which in my mind seems to be a rather expensive duplication. I think RIM has thought this through and has built a device to be a expanded capability companion to a PHONE.
I also kept trying to gesture on the bezel......it didn't work...just so you know.
- 09-06-11, 08:15 PM #77
the other day i was in vancouver airport and I saw a guy with a PlayBook get on my flight, after seeing all those iToys on my previous flight I was so excited I wanted to wave my PB at him... but I was kinda nervous and I didnt want to scare him so I did not do so.... loll
- 09-06-11, 11:56 PM #78
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- 09-07-11, 08:06 AM #82
Right now there is a lot of development for the iPad, thats what people like, the variety of apps. The hardware and underlying os software do not lead the pack, again IMHO. Yes I have an iPad now, but it will soon have a sister or brother. I think android is the way to go, unlike a droid, which I wouldn't touch with a 10 foot pole.
- 09-07-11, 08:10 AM #83
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09-07-11, 02:31 PM #86
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I think when they say you can't multitask with an ipad they mean you can't do two things at once because of its size. I saw the nicest girl the other day on the subway drop her ipad after attempting to juggle that and her backpack at the same time... It basically rolled like a disk 4 times before it stopped. I felt bad, but at the same time, if you're going to carry around something so big, you should get a strap for it like a piece of luggage.
- 09-27-11, 10:28 PM #87
If he got bored with games, then a simple double click of the home button could have brought up his Kindle app which he could potentially chose from thousands of books he could read OFFLINE, and any books he couldn't find through Amazon, he'd have iBooks and Nook to name a few to browse. As far as music goes, he could listen to that as well, and since he can load iTunes content onto his device, pretty much every note ever recorded would be available to him at cost, legally. He could have also downloaded the latest episode of his favorite TV show directly to his iPad, legally, while he waited in the terminal using the airport's wi-fi, then watched it onboard, or rented a new release feature film in HD.
If he was returning from a vacation, he could load video and photos from another iOS device onto the iPad and make a professional grade film using iMovie and then uploaded it to YouTube or Vimeo when he landed.
I'm sure if you had broken out that Indian vegetarian cookbook app or Bubblebirds HD though he would have thrown that thing under the seat in shame!