There are two kinds of Playbook owners...
Those who whine endlessly about RIM and lack of features and apps on PlayBook thinking somehow this will pressure RIM to fix it, and those who chip in to do something about it.
If you are in the first category, you are truly not helping to get what you want, you are making it less likely as you help destroy the public view of this device. Whining and complaining, besides being annoying, doesn't do anyone any favors, including the hands that feed us.
Yes it needs further development, yes it could use more apps, yes the retail push is a disaster, yes the CEO's need to be replaced. But sitting here complaining can do nothing but damage the rep of RIM and PlayBook and give reviewers a feast for negative publicity.
Here's what you can do to help. If you have the urge to complain in the forums, how about using that energy productively instead. It will help us all to get what we want, including those who may be stockholders!
This is not a new idea, there are other threads, but I am starting a new clean one.
The primary problem at the retail outlets seems to be sleeping PlayBooks that nobody knows how to wake up, along with hidden gestures and bezel swipes that nobody has a clue exist. So the demo units sit there with a black screen.
Attached is a nice landscape display aid, explaining the gestures, compliments of the hard work of "togardergrosse" along with some pics of them deployed at the local Blackberry displays at Best Buy and Staples.
Buy a document holder at Staples or Office Depot, it might cost you ten bucks but so what - it's your contribution to the future of your PlayBook.
Walk in with it in a shopping bag, and simply place it next to the PlayBook it's easy- mission accomplished, and thank you for using your energy in a positive way! If there is already one there, you will know there is a fellow Crackhead in your neighborhood that beat you to it.
...and be sure to report back here to encourage others to do the same...
The more PlayBooks are sold, the more resources RIM will have to devote to improving it, and the more app developers will be likely to support it. Simple concept.
Edit - new file uploaded 5PM PST - slight grammar correction.
Last edited by blackjack93117; 08-02-2011 at 07:11 PM.
- 08-02-2011, 04:01 PM #2
technically, many people in the first category are actually miscategorized, and actually either do not own a PlayBook or have only played with it a little bit only to have their iPads shoot nicotine/hallucinogenic darts at them.Blackberry 10 > Windows Phone 7/8 > Blackberry 7 > iOS > Android > Symbian > WebOS > Meego
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08-02-2011, 04:15 PM #8
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cosign with grahamf! The people complaining the most don't have one or used one for 5 minutes in a store w/o even reading up on how it works. And they always give themselves away by launching into some diatribe about how great the iPad is.
Last edited by tayl0rd; 08-02-2011 at 04:18 PM.
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08-02-2011, 04:24 PM #13
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Yeah I read your post, so you want people to pay money, and personal time/gas costs bus/subway whatever to visit every outlet that sells the playbook, to place a little document on how to use the playbook?????
While RIM and the outlet stores sit back watching people come into stores and do work for them?
I repeat...bad idea and inappropriate! My perspective anyway, but to each their own. You have the money and energy, by all means go for it.
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08-02-2011, 04:28 PM #14
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Yet another category you missed !!
You missed (at least ) one more category.
Those who really own PB and;
- Who know/knew how to make good use of the PB as it is with its current features and functionality. and they continue to do so without complaining too much - like me
- Who have very limited expectations in terms of world of apps for every single activity in life (to say the least) again like me
- Who do not believe in unnecessary comparison with 'I' things or the 'O' things, what they have or don't. hmm again like meeeee
- Who are mature enough to let RIM figure out the next course of action should be, since it is not their business (to daily whine about it on CB). Yeap you guessed it right, like me
Hmm .. enough for now. ... to be continued ..Thanks,
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08-02-2011, 04:37 PM #15
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- 08-02-2011, 04:59 PM #16
Whenever I walk by one in whatever store I always look at the PB and see if it needs fixing up and or updating. If it does i'll do that. I also then update apps that are on it, and download some other good ones that are out there if they're not already on it. Then I'll make sure it's settings are correct for when I leave it alone lol.
- 08-02-2011, 05:15 PM #17
I "sold" a guy on a PlayBook...and a girl on an iPad. I'll be in Houston for a few days and will have the fortune of meeting with some company President. I will see if I can sell him on PlayBooks for his company haha.
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- 08-02-2011, 07:48 PM #24
Well, I did check for updates and enable the in store demo at a local staples the other day. Most of the tablets were together while the playbook was on an end way off all by itself.
Btw, the password for demo mode is 'instoredemo'.