- 01-14-13, 10:19 AM #151
You complain in 'general', without mentioning what you want from a tablet and how the PB falls short for that specifically.
My wife and I both use our PB's daily, my daughter loves her Xoom, while my work issued iPad is just lying around.
Over holidays I was recovering from hernia surgery and I did not turn my laptop on for 2 weeks. First week while bed ridden, I check email, FB, news, etc. from my bed - even streamed cricket games. I also watched 2 full seasons of Rizzoli & Isles I downloaded - I could not have been happier using my PB those 2 weeks.
So, it all depends on your purpose what you want to do with a tablet if you will like or hate it.
- 01-14-13, 10:31 AM #152
- 01-14-13, 12:51 PM #153
Well this forum was already noted for its almost complete lack of moderation of personal attacks and completely absurd defence of the shortcomings of the playbook, but here it takes a different scale.
The use of indeterminates means that ANY disappointment should be directed to ANY person and NO device WHATSOEVER, FOREVER !!!
This is cosmic.
- 01-14-13, 01:29 PM #154
Have become very disappointed with it, browser, lagging while typing, apps hanging and so on. I can't even backup so I can wipe it. But, let me tell you this is one tough suckered. I've abused this thing and don't have a scratch on it. There's no way a ipad would have survived. But I still use it every day
- 01-14-13, 03:37 PM #155
Havent even charged mine in about 3 months. Worst tech purchase I ever made.
Picking up a Nexus 7 today so I have a proper tablet to do the heavy lifting and can get a BB10 device at launch without missing the functionality of Android.
- 01-14-13, 03:49 PM #156Everything that works on the playbook it works better on Android
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01-14-13, 04:00 PM #157
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I've had mine for a year now,not saying it is the best but it does what I want. I'm happy and it was a fraction of the cost of all the other tablets. In my book money well spent. As others have said do your research and pick the right tablet for you.
- 01-14-13, 05:16 PM #161
In that case, one has to wonder why you're on crackberry.com at all? Android Central is over here: Android Forums at AndroidCentral.com
- 01-14-13, 08:43 PM #163
Better phones? Do tell. Keep in mind, this phone needs to have: at least five methods of operation (touch, voice, physical keyboard, optical trackpad (aka built in mouse) and virtual keyboard), a unified inbox (twitter, Facebook, text, email, etc), a convenience key on the side with dual functionality (quick press camera and long press voice dictation) and I'll just stop there for now.
You have made it clear that you don't like BlackBerry and Crackberry. Sometimes it is best to just let go man.
- 01-14-13, 11:26 PM #166
- 01-14-13, 11:38 PM #169
Bottom line, the PB was a disaster when it was introduced and is the weak link of RIM and is continuing to bring the company down through wasted time and resources and will bring about the end of RIM. The playbook is the worst thing RIM has done to date. BB10 will hold off RIM's demise for a bit but it won't be able to overcome the massive losses the playbook has and continues to cause. I speak from knowledge and experience, having owned 3 different PB's and following RIM for many years.
- 01-15-13, 01:56 AM #172
I got my first Playbook back in Jan 2012. So I understand a little of the frustration of the early adopters. But now the PB OS and app selection has gotten a lot better. I like it the way it is but hope it may get even better. Those who take joy in calling it garbage and a disaster puzzle me. Does it please them to be unhappy every day with the device? Have they already moved on to another system but take great joy in dumping on those they left to show how much smarter they are? I. Also have a Nexus 7 and enjoy it too. I suspect that Jelly Bean is much better than Android in mid 2011. But I find the PB more useful. As for Bambino Italiano think a point was made that the individual must evaluate information and is finally responsible for his choice. Perhaps not expressed gracefully from the viewpoint of those who took it personally. Live longer, be happy.
- 01-15-13, 05:03 AM #173
- 01-15-13, 06:26 AM #174
I'm so sorry your dissapointed with you BB PB experience. For me, $300 worth of apps/games from iOS/Android Sideloaded to my 64GB PB>>> SO WORTH THE TIME to Spend. for the price of the PB you can never go wrong. though it lacks some famous apps, there are some alternatives anyways. Just dig dipper through the forums.
- 01-15-13, 07:01 AM #175
iOS apps cant be sideloaded as far as Im aware.
Much vaulted security of this device is out the window when youre sideloading apps.
There are no native alternatives for anything I use my phone/tablet for.
The price is irrelevant when you consider its a paperweight. Id rather have dropped 200 quid at the casino.
The damage this product has done to RIM is immeasurable, people who picked these up, particularly casual consumers, are going to be extremely distrustful of anything RIM comes out with in the future. Theyd have been better off giving them away with OS7 devices, that would have been win win.
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