- CrackBerry Abuser
02-10-13, 06:32 PM #76
- 109 Posts
Don't like guessing? Beware the next fully wrapped birthday gift... Less time ranting, more time checking spelling and grammar! Unless that is also the fault of Playbook...
- 02-10-13, 06:41 PM #77
Are us playbook users getting screwed?
I say stop crying and wining over it and enjoy your amazing playbook as is.
It will come when it comes bb10 just launched (not even globally) for gods sake.
Of course i don't know i don't work for or claim to work for blackberry.
Keep crying i know you will
."I have what I consider to be a fine smaller screen tablet computer that has great capabilities - more so now thanks to OS updates and the continued efforts of our valued BB app developers." Good thing you named all the details. Nothing like great capabilities....Stop getting your panties in a bunch. This forum was for opinions on the future of playbooks. We all own one. If "good capabilities" was good for you then you are fine.
PS. Thanks for letting us know bb10 didn't launch yet globally. In the US we had no idea
- CrackBerry Genius
02-10-13, 06:59 PM #80
- 3,604 Posts
Ok guys. Maybe it's time we stopped arguing with this lug. He states that he's the "biggest blackberry fan ever", and he even chooses a screen name of BB4life (Blackberry for life, presumably). Yet he only joined Crackberry within the past few days, and he has a total of 10 posts (currently) in this forum, and all of his posts are in this thread and posted within the last two days. Doesn't anyone see anything wrong here? If he is such a fan and is a Blackberry lifer, why does he slam Blackberry and the Playbook in virtually every post?
- CrackBerry User
02-10-13, 08:22 PM #84
- 72 Posts
- 02-10-13, 09:10 PM #89
To the OP:
There have been numerous threads on CB that have asked all the same questions that you have raised, and the answers have been consistent.
"Can the PlayBook even run BB10?" Absolutely, and a couple of pics have sneaked out showing exactly that. For that matter, the Dev Alpha A devices are pretty much the same hardware (same RAM, same processor, though clocked faster), and BB10 runs great on it
"Will there be a BB10 update for the PlayBook?" The answer to this has been emphatic and unequivocal: yes.
"When will it come?" Heins last statement on that was "shortly" after the BB10 launch. That's intentionally vague, and it may change, but most of us have come to take that as April-May. Yes, Alec Saunders said "sometime this year" in a tweet, but that's assumed to have been tongue-in-cheek.
I don't know how closely you've been following this, but this is pretty much the state of the PlayBook right now.
- CrackBerry Abuser
02-10-13, 09:20 PM #90
- 137 Posts
I don't want to wade into this war of words but one point that everyone seems to get stuck on is the importance of blackberry bridge. Presumably, the dissenters who shrug off its' sudden disappearance without notice or warning to PB owners never really employed it very much. While no doubt being able to use my z10 as a remote or a tethered modem is great, neither of these features brings any value to me. I use my playbook at home, and at work, and I have WIFI available at both. What I did use the Playbook extensively for was text messaging and BBM (as well as my calendar, but that syncs thru Gmail anyway so no big loss). It's bloody handy being able to do all that from my tablet, and losing that functionality makes blackberry look like they're regressing instead of moving forward. To say "just get over it" would be like taking your car to the dealership because your power windows don't work and having them install crank handles and send you on your way! Sure, they still work, but it's not what you had before and you're not getting the same value out of your investment. Are we Playbook owners getting screwed? Yes...and no. If you bought your tablet for $500 2 years ago and dealt with all the OS 1.0 bull, burnt out pixels, warped back covers, and now this? Yeah, I would say so, but if you paid $118 at Staples last fall, then you have a wicked little device that still out-performs many newer, more expensive pieces of hardware, has a built in Android player and subsequently huge list of apps for side loading, gives you a full Flash experience when browsing, has great responsiveness since OS 2.0, and all for less than a Kobo Glo e-reader. If they come out with BB10 for the PB, bully for us. If not, just give me my bridge functionality back and Angry Birds Star Wars, I'll be happy.
- 02-10-13, 09:35 PM #92
OP, I bought a 32GB unit the week after launch at full price, so yes, I understand the frustration.
I'm suspecting that BB would like to rehabilitate its tablet business, so some of the decisions on timing the update likely have to do with that. I think it's taken every resource BB has available just to get the phones out, so I get that updating the tablets might not be the highest priority. There's been further suggestion (some from internal documents) that there is a new PlayBook on the way, though there's been little evidence of that lately.
There's not a lot that we as individuals can do here. We can yell and scream all we want, but I don't see how that will move this along. I will say, though, that there are now a couple of million PlayBooks out there and BB would likely want them on the same app compatibility as the phones sooner rather than later.
- 02-10-13, 09:39 PM #93
Re: Are us playbook users getting screwed?
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- 02-10-13, 11:19 PM #94
To be blunt, Playbook owners, particularly those of us who purchased at launch, were definitely screwed over. We were screwed before the product even launched too given what shown to be available and yet never materialized. The Playbook will go down in history as one of the most ill-thought out devices that was so poorly implemented it will now serve as thy definitive example of how not too launch a product in every business textbook to come out in the future. At least those that will come out in 60 days..no 120 days...no I really meant sometime in the future as I never really said 60 days.
Call me skeptical, but it wouldn't surprise me at all if a year from now, we are all still asking where BB10 is for the Playbook.
- 02-11-13, 12:42 AM #95
- 02-11-13, 10:55 AM #96
- CrackBerry Genius
02-11-13, 11:10 AM #97
- 3,711 Posts
- 02-11-13, 11:12 AM #98
If I had purchased the PB after the BB10 promise I might feel a little upset but then I would realize that I got the PB for a super bargain price. If I had purchased the PB at the original price I would be really mad ... at myself . I don't really think it matters whether or not BB10 comes to the PB. If the PB is "dead man walking" there will be few if any new apps except those that can be side loaded successfully and I can use it for mail and the internet when I travel until I buy a replacement . The original PB needs replacing in the same way that any old device needs replacing. The difference between the original Ipad and the PB is that the original Ipad still has many useful apps that makes it worthy of continued use ( in the household). Anyway, it would be best that BB tells their customers what they plan to do with the original PB. Why keep folks hanging.
- CrackBerry Genius
02-11-13, 12:21 PM #99
- 3,530 Posts
The native email stuff was quite a fiasco but I don't use it. The Skype icon in the ads might have been a bummer for some but again I never use it.
I have gotten a lot of use out of this tablet for the last two years. 441 recharge cycles.
To be blunt, speak for yourself.
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