- 02-12-13, 06:44 AM #126
- 02-12-13, 06:56 AM #127
- CrackBerry Genius
02-12-13, 08:33 AM #129
- 2,300 Posts
I do not think BB is screwing anyone... the reality is Playbooks only have at best 2 million units worldwide.... and has been discontiued.... we are using a orphned platform.... that being said... I think we ill see some stripped down version of BB10 and minimal support there after.....
- 02-12-13, 08:36 AM #130
I get that they seem to be pulling out of retail (one channel of many) and that there's short supply of the PlayBook WiFi version at retail, but stop fricken passing off speculation as 'fact'.
we are using a orphned platform
They would have said, "they're discontinued, you can't buy them any more, no new development is coming to them". Period.
What is with this place and people spreading their speculations as though they are facts. it's silly beyond words!!!!
- CrackBerry Master
02-12-13, 11:59 AM #132
- 1,352 Posts
...Make no mistake - if an individual bought the Playbook "at full retail" they got their head TORE OFF.
...And RIM dirt turkey'D right down their neck.
- 02-12-13, 12:08 PM #133.Make no mistake - if an individual bought the Playbook "at full retail" they got their head TORE OFF.
...And RIM dirt turkey'D right down their neck
Funny comment though.
As being a original buyer during launch you are 100% correct....I def understand the difference of opinion if someone bought it for 150 or whatever price they are going for now. Also If you are buying now you are fully aware of the situation. You are content that blackberry MAY OR MAY NOT be changing things in the time to come. Now if you bought at launch and was promised this so called bright future for the playbook that Blackberry has been telling us about (and still is). You did not sit thru countless months after launch of "just wait" and "it is coming". If you did you can see the frustration. I mean it came to the point where they would promise updates and online we would have to GUESS when they were because no date given.
- 02-12-13, 01:35 PM #136
Anyone remember this little blast from the past ...
- 02-12-13, 01:45 PM #137So your saying you bought a second playbook full price even after all the delay and problems that were around during launch???.....hmmmmm ok
Bridge was nowhere near around during launch.
I didn't even touch on the wifi and battery issues
IF this is true
And I'm even a real unpaid poster. You can see me in the reflection pressing the volume keys.
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- 02-12-13, 02:24 PM #139
You're digging your troll hole deeper.
For one I can tell you didn't buy your playbook at launch because you think that bridge was there or even NEAR being there. You know launch was April 2011 correct? since you feel it was there or near there please let me know WHEN...
Check the date of this thread.
Then go back in these forums to around page 720 and read all the bridge threads. Then come back here and say sorry.
I see you didn't mention wifi problems so you glazed over that
See I have the knowledge of being on these Playbbok forums for the past 20 or so months. Asking for help and answering questions when I can. You google things and think the results indicate a widespread problem. I had a feeling you were a fraud and now I know. When you sign up with a new name don't use that first line you started out with. It's a dead giveaway.
- 02-12-13, 03:49 PM #141Guess what even though at launch (which you didn't buy yours at lol)
wifi file share on pc
read my post and I said when playbook was FUNCTIONAL with bridge..you cant read but say even if not...look at the the link you put up..the question they are asking...gets answered saying "ITS NOT POSSIBLE".
Bridge was nowhere near around during launch. (Which for blackberry was one of the main reasons pushing the playbook). So
I should have just used my wife staple account to get another one smh hahah your a clown.
Randomly calling people trolls show weakness.
So in Summary:
I bought first day
I have had no battery or WiFi problems. Still not sure what the battery problems are.
Bridge was available and functional first day.
I know all this because I lived it.
Google is not always your friend. It can be dangerous in the wrong hands.
- CrackBerry Genius
02-12-13, 05:15 PM #144
- 3,597 Posts
Give it up Chaddface. Like you noticed, in his very first post, he began by saying, " I'm the biggest blackberry fan ever. I have only owed blackberries the last 8 years and plan on continuing that in the future." He joined this forum within the last two weeks, probably the day that he started this thread, and chose a screen name of BB for life when he joined. Yet his thread is titled " Are us (sic) playbook users getting screwed?" and has done nothing but rant against the PB and Blackberry ever since. What kind of person remains loyal to company that he thinks is "screwing" him? The last straw for me was when he accused you of lying about your early adoption of the PB. I know that you have been around these parts for some time now and have participated significantly in this forum. Him, I know little about other than his family history.
Now, as far as bridge being there at the beginning, I accept what you say because you've proved to me that you were an early adopter while he can only claim to have been. . As far as wifi or battery problems on the playbook, I'm also with you in that I haven't experienced any significant problems in these areas. As to the numerous posts on this forum re wifi or battery issues, we both know that one does not wake up one morning and start a thread here claiming that "my wifi is working fine today"- rather they post only when they are experiencing problems. Many if not most of these problems can be traced to user error and others because for one reason or another the PB doesn't play nice with a particular router or its settings. Anyhow, from my experience in this forum, most people are not experiencing wifi problems. Plus, for what it's worth and related to your comment re google being dangerous in the wrong hands, I googled "ipad wifi problems" and got 59 million hits.
- CrackBerry Newbie
02-12-13, 06:52 PM #145
- 1 Posts
Wow this thread is great!! Lol. I just bought a playbook this week because my ipad 2 broke. I joined crackberry so maybe I can find some hints to get the full. Capability out of it. I was going thru the playbook threads and saw this one. So before I gave my two cents I wanted to read thru all the post and which I did. After that I must say to the OP "I" don't feel screwed for the simple fact I got it off ebay for 123 bucks. Now with that being said if I have paid 600+ for this I would be more than pissed. I don't understand how some of the previous poster can even argue that. Even for what it is today it is not worth 600. So two years ago when they were marketing it it clearly wasn't ready for the big time. So you were defitnely screwed. And I recently have been learning about bb10 since I now have a playbook. And have been able to find much info on dates. I don't care but since a lot of you guys been waiting almost a year I could only imagine. So in short OP in your case and the others who have been strung along you have defitnely been screwed. For 123 bucks not so much.
- 02-13-13, 05:21 AM #148
BLACKBERRY is like a big ole supertanker trying to do a 360 turn, it just takes ages....
I'm not sure if the playbook will get BB10, I don't think I care that much now, being a bit of a techie I have numerous devices including a couple of Playbooks, HP touchpad's and an IPAD.
My feeling is if Blackberry can't keep to a good honest timetable I'll just move on use other devices that are current have the apps and provide good updates. I appreciate not everybody can have numerous devices so they buy on a company's reputation, promises and commitment to deliver.
Clearly Blackberry spends a lot of time trying to deliver a polished experience to the end user, sometimes they fall short.
I'm not saying Blackberry will not bring BB10 to the Playbook, but they just take too long to fulfil their promises and commitments. With that everyone who buys a Blackberry product should be aware of their past performance and factor that into their purchase, I know I will.
02-13-13, 10:45 AM #150
- 158 Posts
I've had my 32g since a couple of weeks after launch. It has been a great piece of gear and the bridge is special. No wifi issues, No battery issues. Did have an issue with a subsequently withdrawn update that wiped out my calendar but as I almost always rely on bridge functionality it was no biggie. Love the hdmi and remote functions. Good cameras/video. Great gaming. My only complaint? Wish I had bought a 64g.
Looking forward to the "BB10ish" update. All I want are the apps, sleeker browser (existing one is quite adequate), keyboard, and restoration of full bridge capability with BB10 phones. Hub is not necessary.
For those fretting that a PB update isn't coming: TH said it was and so far his track record has been good. QNX is scalable and the BB10 UI is proof of that quality. For the PB, partitioning and priorities will be reset.
Love my PlayBook/BB.
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