- 01-16-11, 10:51 PM #26
- 01-16-11, 11:11 PM #27
I don't think thats been made 100% clear. RIM says it will comes as the software evolves but that doesn't mean it will be there at release for the wifi unit.
I'm going with it means that it will be in the 4G version which would probably have it's own PIN and need for it's own email app with out the bridge because the unit will have a cellular radio in it.
IMO it doesn't make sense to have bridge and then have a native email on the device. If people are worried about security having the device wipe itself after x amount of wrong pasword attempts or remote wipe would take care of it.
I guess some people would want it reckon
- 01-16-11, 11:25 PM #28
- 01-17-11, 12:47 AM #29
There was an interview with ryan somethin from rimm who stated there would be for people without blackberry's I'll try to find it and post it, I don't exactly remember what interview but I'll c if I can find it tomoro.
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- 01-17-11, 01:08 AM #31
I got curious since howarmat you usually have a lot of useful info so i started doubting myself (mean it in a good way u've helped lots of peeps on the forums) but if you watch this video
Go to around the 3min 52 sec point Ryan states there will be native email, calendar etc apps. Hopefully it clears up things for people since its comming from a Rimm rep not just a random posting.
- 01-17-11, 05:37 AM #32
- 01-17-11, 09:49 AM #33
That's what I was getting at also in my post on the other page.
It's still not clear. I'm sure the 4G will have them because it can operate independent of the BB or at least I hope it would
- 01-18-11, 10:55 AM #36
There are just alot of things that arent clear in general about the PB. They will have to clear some of these things up soon. If the Xoom hits in february before this device then some people will start buying that since they still dont know how the PB will work
- 01-18-11, 11:40 AM #37
Matt this was on engadget yesterday
RIM: PlayBook is a 'great standalone tablet,' not 'reliant on a BlackBerry' -- Engadget
Still seems like it's evolving unless engadget is referring to the youtube clip a week or two ago.
Sounds like double speak to me and I'm pretty sure someone at RIM has been asked or has even read this forum about the email situation. Why can't we just get a straight yes/no, this is how it will work out of the box answer?
So until I hear a yes or no and not a double speak I'm going to say the release Wifi version of the PB will not have exchange active sync, only a Gmail app or bridging.
The native email will be on the 4G PB and I doubt it will have exchange active sync either.
I don't want to use web base email on my device. I rather use a native email client that is laid out to utilize the the screen space and device. Oh and I don't like using Outlook Web Client.
I'd love for RIM to prove me wrong though, I think that's one of my biggest hang up's. Also I didn't think I'd want a 3G device since I could make a hot spot with my phone but after thinking about it I think I want one with a cell radio on a carrier other than the one my phone is on and gps built in. I can think of times when I would use it vs the hot spot. As long as the carriers offer pay as you go service but the reason for me wanting it is another topic
Has RIM said when carriers other than Sprint will be getting the PB? Sprint is a no go and also a 4G tablet that can't fall back to 3G is a no go.
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- 01-18-11, 12:24 PM #41
I would have to think that RIM is releasing a 3G version that will ship over seas. I just want to know when would it be in the states.
I rather them do like Moto plans to do. Offer the 3G and you can update it later to 4G as long as the price to do it is free or $60-75 I'd take that deal in a heart beat. It would definite keep your device from being outdated.
I'm not one to buy a new device every year. Whatever I buy I plan to use hopefully for 4-5 years :-)