View Poll Results: If my Playbook were stolen and all tablets were same price (e.g. $199), I would buy:
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Another BlackBerry Playbook
Android (e.g. Galaxy Tab 7.7, Galaxy Note, Transformer Infinity/Prime, etc.)
Apple (e.g. the New iPad, iPad 2)
I would wait for Windows 8 tablets
I would not buy any tablet any time soon
- CrackBerry Genius
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Which Tablet would you buy, if the price was the same?
Almost four fifth of the users who participated in the below poll indicated they wouldn't buy the Playbook if it was back to its original price.
would you still buy the playbook if it was 499?
Many people also concluded that they wouldn't pay $499 for any tablet. Some people stated that the major factor in their decision to buy the Playbook was its deeply discounted price.
I was thinking how big of an effect the low price plays in one's decision to purchase a tablet vs how important the OS/manufacturer/specs is for the decision. Let's imagine a hypothetical world where all tablets are selling at a comparable price.
In other words, which platform tablet would you buy if all 16Gb Wi-Fi-only tablets were priced at $199, all 32Gb tablets were priced at $249, all 64Gb tablets were priced at $299, etc? This includes officially announced and coming-soon tablets.
- CrackBerry Abuser
05-06-2012, 01:05 AM #4
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need the small size, security & tethering
I need the small size (iPads are too big)
need decent security (no chance of that with Android)
need tethering/Bridge.... (don't want any more carrier costs, or another sim card)
only one choice = PlayBookBigAl_BB9900
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- CrackBerry Genius
05-06-2012, 01:45 AM #7There are trolls in BlackBerry clothing among us. Report, ignore and never reply to obvious troll posts, they will die without responses from you.
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- 05-06-2012, 01:53 AM #8
I have one of each family. But I would buy any bb10 device once it is possible (for app making). And I would buy more Android devices for better Android testing.
A better question would be:
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- CrackBerry Master
05-06-2012, 02:21 AM #13
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I would buy another 64gig PlayBook even at $299 or $499 it would still be cheaper than what I'D paid for it to begin with. The PlayBook is perfect for me and what I do. The PlayBooks ability to allow me to teather to my Bold 9930 anywhere at no cost to use it as an Internet hotshot is a main feature I use. The size is perfect for on the go and its basic functions make it an everyday tool for nearly all types of employment. As a Police Officer with jurisdiction in Baltimore City and.the four outlying counties I am able to pdf different police forms onto PlayBook and complete my work faster.
It is great to use a video camera to catch important family moments and the occasional trophy wife.
Some improvements will be coming when 10 is released and PlayBook 4G is release.
After I get my Bold 10 then I will get the new PlayBook 4G if it is the same size as current model.I SLAYER :
- 05-06-2012, 05:41 AM #16
Since this is all "hypothetical" and prices are all the same, lets take it one step further and add support from various resources mainly development and app support. I would choose the PlayBook hands down. If the PlayBook had as much third party support and app support as (the other fruit) some, IMO....would run circles around the compitition. QNX is a very formidable operating system and soon everyone will know it
- CrackBerry Addict
05-06-2012, 06:25 AM #17
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Personally I think everyone who has been able to purchase one or more Playbooks at this price should be feeling pretty smug, because they got one of a deal. By the way I was able to purchase one of the 16 gig Playbooks for my daughter at $149.00. That sort of pricing will likely never be seen again.
Last edited by BBplaybookJS; 05-06-2012 at 06:30 AM.Ain't no rocket scientists in the fire hall
9500 > 9550 > 9800 > 9810 > 9900
32g Playbook + 16g Playbook + 64g Playbook
- 05-06-2012, 06:29 AM #18
It would be between the samsung 7" android, or the play book.
The samsung would have loads more apps and a sat nav. But the playbook could potentially get a satnav but also have a bridge to my phone..
Not sure what the windows one will be like, wont bridge to my phone and wont have more apps so not sure what would draw me in
- CrackBerry Abuser
05-06-2012, 07:50 AM #19PlayBook 16GB $299 [latest OS]. More PlayBooks as gifts $199, $199...
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- CrackBerry User
05-06-2012, 08:29 AM #22
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At the moment, there is no other tablet I would buy.
My main reason for the Playbook was the fact that its 7", and a descent quality.
I find the ipad too big, and most android tablets feel a bit cheap usually (due to cheap plastic, or general feeling of bad quality).
If, Apple however would bring out a 7" tablet, for the same price as the Playbook, and I would need a new tablet, I would think about it.
Though I guess before that happends, RIM will have released the new OS for the PB, and I'll be even more in love with my PB :-)
Last edited by DearGod; 05-06-2012 at 03:50 PM.
- 05-06-2012, 09:03 AM #23
Honestly, at $200 I'd probably get one tablet with each mobile OS; there are genuine positives with the Playbook (user interface, portability), the iPad (apps, screen resolution on the iPad 3/HD), and some Android tablets (keyboard dock/tablet-laptop hybrid with the Transformer/Transformer Prime). If I could only buy one tablet at $200 however, I'd probably wait for a Windows 8 tablet, especially one with a keyboard dock.Mobile operating system agnostic (for now):
Blackberry OS: Blackberry Bold 9930, Blackberry Playbook 16GB
Windows Phone OS: HTC Trophy
iOS: Apple iPhone 4, Apple iPod Touch 4th generation 8GB
Android OS: Motorola Droid 2, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Asus Transformer Pad TF300T 16GB with keyboard dock
webOS: Palm Pre 2, HP TouchPad 32GB
- 05-06-2012, 09:11 AM #24
The current playbook wouldn't sell truck loads at $500 but the BB10 playbook could when shortcomings are gone
IMO...swiping-flowing UI, TATalizing native goodness, seamless PIM and cross-platform video chat app, stellar media capabilities, eye popping screen, Cascades built into apps, top apps in App World, bridge with more features, seamless DNLA, etc...It will be a $500 tablet
- CrackBerry User
05-06-2012, 09:33 AM #25
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I have all of the above. LOL I use my PB mostly for browsing, emails and calendar. Waiting now very impatiently for a few real business essential apps and bluetooth printing. As well as a real GPS app.
Even though my Galaxy 7.0 plus has all that, I find the tablet to be buggy and inefficient with its screen realestate. The PB UI fits the 7in screen real nice.
I am at the point where I really need a tablet to be a grown up device and be able to run a full PC experience. I need QuickBooks to be native. I need office apps to be full functioning and Native. And need to be able to do this in a Tablet PC environment that has a nice Navigation UI so I do not need a pen stylus to move from one App to another or data field etc..
I hope MS does not screw up Windows 8.
I have no intention of vetting a Win 8 Tablet with a screen smaller then 10 inches, therefore, I do not see me getting rid of my PB anytime soon.