PlayBook Worst Gadget of the Year according to Engadget Readers
I'm not going to even link the page, but according the Engadget's reader's choice awards, the PB got voted as the Worst of the worst. I really don't understand all this hate going on? Are iOS/Android users really threatened by it?
Edit: This was what the PB was up against:
Worst Gadget of 2011
Fusion Garage Grid10
Notion Ink Adam
HP Veer 4G
Update: At least the Engadget Editors are more level headed. They picked the HTC Thunderbolt in the Editor's Choice awards.
Last edited by glennster28; 02-24-12 at 12:58 PM.
- 02-23-12, 01:37 PM #4
The hate is ridiculous, and only reinforces my belief that most people are mindless sheep. They can be fans of their respective platforms, but that doesn't mean put on the blinders and have religious ferocity against other devices.
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02-23-12, 01:45 PM #6
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Let me just add to the 2012 note.
I just ordered four Playbooks for the rest of my family. A friend of mine wanted to order one and we called Best Buy. Everyone of their stores in the Portland area is sold out.
With 2.0 the Playbook is competitive on all the areas and is still an awesome size and great specs. Now add the 199 or 249 price and it is a ridiculously great deal.
I'm just going to forecast that BlackBerry is going to sell out of their inventory in the next few months. After that, I hope the price does not go up too much but it should drift upward. I hope they keep it at 299 for 16GB and 250 for 32GB so it is still a great deal and more people get it.
- 02-23-12, 01:50 PM #7
Its all about what the media says, this is the power of PR marketing communications, the negative online media coverage against the PlayBook and other Blackberry products is really ridiculous and blatant at times, almost as if some of these tech reviewers have a real personal problem with RIM. Blackberry products are not the worst out there, there are loads of far worst products that get no attention! I am sooooo glad i went with gut instincts with my PlayBook and 9900!
- 02-23-12, 01:56 PM #8
- 02-23-12, 01:59 PM #9
The Thunderbolt was an awesome device! It just had a terrible battery. That alone makes me not agree with the article.
As Kevin said, it's a new year, with a new CEO and a new start essentially for BlackBerry. So far 2012 has been promising!
02-23-12, 02:24 PM #14
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RIMs BlackBerry Curve 8530 4th most purchased Smartphone is US). The problem with the "mindless sheep" claim that jumps out to me is that you likely believe that the phrase only applies to users of other platforms. Trust me, it doesn't, because no group is immune.
- 02-23-12, 02:46 PM #16
but then again read this especially comments
positive. so i guess playbook sucked last year but now it is best ipad alternative.
Last edited by bitek; 02-23-12 at 02:50 PM.
- 02-23-12, 05:47 PM #21
I think it's a little funny people here saying users of other platforms are sheep with a hate for rim. Sort of the pot calling the kettle black.
The new pb os is an improvement but it is far from perfect and still far less polished and usable than an iPad. The Android player is a laggy novelty and the calendar & contacts implementation is promising but still rough. There is a major app deficit with gaping holes where some major names are absent.
I want to love my Playbook but it's not there yet. It might not be the worst gadget of the year but it's given me more grief and frustration in 2011 than any of my other devices. I'm glad to see the improvements and hope they keep coming more frequently.
The conspiracy theories and laments on media bias are getting boring.
- 02-23-12, 05:50 PM #22
Think of it this way...
If you bought a Ferrari, paid top dollar for it, and it had a governor that limited it to 60mph and other similar limitations... how would you have rated the vehicle?
Regardless what the potential of the vehicle had... how would you rate it?
Could you really be surprised? Would you look at other vehicles smoking you down the road, but still fall back and say... yeah well mine is a Ferrari. Really?
Last edited by rmjones101; 02-23-12 at 05:55 PM.
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02-23-12, 05:51 PM #24
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- 02-23-12, 05:54 PM #25
Playbook is already there and its only going to get better. Still has tons of potential and RIM is the only one innovating with their tablet.
If people say they don't like the playbook I find it hard to believe they've ever used one. I can see if it's not for them.
If you don't like the conspiracy stutt on media bias, I suggest you use the ignore function in the forums.