- 04-28-2012, 05:49 PM #76
Then it did exactly that by say Dead Space cost 9.99 on iPad and only 3.99 on pb. Which is misleading, because that is a special price.
The post does exacly what the poster pointed out that people shouldn't do, compare a regular price to a special price.
- 04-28-2012, 06:09 PM #77
I don't even own a Playbook (or any other tablet) and I'm sick of it as well. These types of people are obviously mentally deficient is some sort of way.
I do tons of research (even without owning a tablet) and I know that the price of apps on the Playbook are the same as apps on iOS / Android tablets for the most part. It's like when Angry Birds came out and people were up in arms about the price.... I seriously couldn't stop laughing reading all the "complaints" about the price.--- Weapon Inventory ---
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- 04-28-2012, 06:31 PM #79
The OP gets my...
- 04-28-2012, 06:31 PM #80
I hate to break it to you, but your research leaves a bit to be desired. I bought and downloaded all of the angry birds games onto my kids ipads, and not only were they cheaper, they had more levels than me. I love how just because someone is ofa contrary opinion go you they are suddenly 'mentally deficient. Steller attitude right there.
Also, don't make the mistake of thinking that just because a pb owner has some gripes that they are 'bashing'. I have bought dozens of apps for my PB. I love the thing, but I am not about to fall into the trap of thinking it's perfect, because it is not.
- 04-28-2012, 06:34 PM #81
For the record, I never complained about having to pay for apps, if you actually read my posts in this thread you would know that, but I guess that would be too much hard work for you to actually read the posts rather than make offensive blanket statements and misrepresent other people. Yep that's just awesome.
- 04-28-2012, 06:39 PM #82
Here's another "one specific game" for you: Dead Space. It's $10 bucks on the iPad. Guess how much the PB version is? $4
- 04-28-2012, 06:54 PM #83
Does it make me wish I had an iPad? Nope.
Yes, the iPad vs iphone prices difference is bad, my wife has an iphone as well, and she complains all he time.
Anyway, I'm sick of this. If you want to sit in a cocoon and tear down anyone who dares suggest that not everything in playbook world is perfect, that's fine.
I'm over it. If wanting more apps and better quality / prices is what makes someone's troll than I'm a troll, whatever
- 04-28-2012, 07:01 PM #84
You don't have to defend the system, but the rest of us are doing everything we can to keep the PB and RIM from going bankrupt. If it was about the iPad or Android system, they aren't anywhere near going to the grave. But when the advantage genuinely belongs to the PB, talk like what you are saying serves only to harm and aid the system and RIM going into the grave.
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04-28-2012, 07:08 PM #86
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Even if it's only a few bucks I would like to know what I'm buying.
At the moment with the rating system when developers can easily let delete comments/ratings which he/she don't like it's not possible.
Btw I would like to have tags in appworld and a better search function as for me it is like I miss a lot apps as I don't find them.
Just wanted to mention it I don't crack or anything but do not buy many apps. Would love to change that. Give me good apps and I give good money
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- 04-28-2012, 07:23 PM #88
Not that it's any of your business, but I tell EVERYONE how much I love it, and how much more of a tool it is than my wife's iPad. Don't make the mistake of confusing my gripes about apps with not liking the pb. Of course if you read a fair percentage of my posts around the place you'd know that I love the thing, but that'd be too hard. It's far simpler to just jump on everyone. Also, the people who say we have a troll problem here are right, but there is also another problem, and that is the attitude of many members, who rather than debating or discussing theissues, spend their time being insulting and offensive to people who do not fit their world view.
Those people make me way madder than the trolls who come herd to bash blackberry, because I would have that they were above it. But no, see a dissenting opinion,and that person must be intellectually deficient, or cheap, or not understand how to use their device, or they should buy something else and go away.
Yep, that's a great way too treat others.
- 04-28-2012, 07:29 PM #90
- 04-28-2012, 07:33 PM #91
Apps are generally more bountiful, longer, and cheaper on all other platforms.
Pricing strategy for non US customers is better on everything other than the PlayBook.
Diversity of apps and quality of them is also better on the whole on other systems other than the PlayBook.
Heck, my 9900 has more functional and diverse apps.
The app situation is killing RIM, and will be a major problem with BB10, people who think ignoring this and pretending like its not a problem are making things worse because RIM is misled and potential customers coming across this site will be disillusioned.Intergalactic superhero... Powers stronger around a red sun...
- 04-28-2012, 08:38 PM #92
RIM is doing bad financially right now, everybody and even their dogs know that. No mystery. But that does not mean the PB experience is bad. I find it to be the absolute best tablet on the market...yes, better than Android tablets and the iPad. That is coming from an actual customer, me. I want the PB to survive because you *cannot* have a better experience that what it offers on *anything else*. What the PB offers is a superb UI, OS and hardware. If RIM goes out, I and everyone else who love this particular tablet experience will be screwed because Android doesn't provide it. Apple doesn't provide it. Right now only RIM is providing that excellent experience.
- 04-28-2012, 08:50 PM #93
So any kind of non positive opinion/concern/issue/problem should be kept secret for the sake of RIM?
I agree that the pb is a fantastic tablet. I take it everywhere I go. But RIM have failed to support it properly unfortunately. I truly hope they get their act together and hurry up with Cascades and BB10. I hope they can get developers on board.
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- 04-28-2012, 09:06 PM #94
Everything about the PB screams intelligent and purposeful design. But because the common user nowadays is more accustomed to the iPad and Android way of doing things, they shun a perfectly wonderful system like the PB because of unfamiliarity with it. Could RIM do a better job making people more aware of the PB's way of doing things? Of course. But that doesn't immediately guarantee success when most of those Android fanboys love to bad-mouth anything that isn't Android. Same goes for the iPad fanboys.
- 04-28-2012, 09:15 PM #96
A lot of more casual users find it a bit intimidating though. My wife, for example is terrified of the UI on my PB, because she finds it so different from her experience. I don't mind, it keeps her off it.
See, I too am a pb fanboy, just like you, I'm just frustrated about the lack of content available. In Australia, we can't even access the video store.
- 04-28-2012, 10:38 PM #97
Pricing is all of the place --- precisely because Amazon pioneered it with selling the same book to 2 different people AT THE SAME TIME AT THE SAME PLACE for 2 different prices. You can't turn back the clock on this Amazon invention.
The only people who are misled are people who listened to your argument. Technology has given app sellers very precise and timely data on how to price their goods. Rovio would be stupid not to look at the sales data and charge accordingly.
- 04-29-2012, 02:24 AM #98
You wouldn't believe how many emails and reviews I get for my apps saying they should be free. I usually respond to those people that they can have a free copy, but that I'm going to charge them $12/hour (a very modest fee) for the customer support, and that they owe me $4
People under value apps a ridiculous amount.
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04-29-2012, 05:28 AM #100
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I'll pay over the odds for poor software ported from android AND with a 1:1 exchange rate (YES that old chestnut again).
You quote dollars so perhaps you could complain to RIM to get the exchange rate changed for the rest of your customers? I won't wait for the one. I will not be ripped off and really do hope RIM wakes up sometime soon.
HP screwed up webos but at least what software is being being produced is solid, useful and fairly priced for ALL markets.
I will stop whining as the playbook is only used for email now, as everything else is a pain to side load, doesn't work, hangs the android emulator, while I have the wonderful choice of paying £10 (compared to 2:99) for IM software that has half the functionality of ANY other platform
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