1. Jaws48's Avatar
    Some questions to help with decision :
    1--Does unit support pop/smtp and imap email?
    2--Does unit include native calendar?
    3--if unit has 1 and 2 above, do they sync with Z10 email and calendar?

    Thanks in advance for any help provided.

    Larry

    Posted via CB10
    08-30-13 07:15 PM
  2. howarmat's Avatar
    your pop3 stuff will not sync to the best of my knowledge but the imap stuff will. Its pretty much a dead product so expect no updates if you get one. and the price needs to be really cheap, under 150 for a 64GB IMO, to be worth it
    08-30-13 08:26 PM
  3. muddy211's Avatar
    Jaws48, Why would you do that to yourself? I loved my two PB's but my new tablet is the New Nexus 7...
    08-30-13 08:30 PM
  4. jcsf123's Avatar
    Some questions to help with decision :
    1--Does unit support pop/smtp and imap email?
    2--Does unit include native calendar?
    3--if unit has 1 and 2 above, do they sync with Z10 email and calendar?

    Thanks in advance for any help provided.

    Larry

    Posted via CB10
    1 - yes
    2 - yes
    3 - Only sync is through the server protocol - exchange or imap. Z10 has nothing to do with syncing or not syncing on playbook.


    The native browser sucks - get origami instead. Don't pay over $75.
    08-30-13 08:33 PM
  5. Djlatino's Avatar
    Just buy a nexus 7 first gen and save yourself the headache.

    Google loves and supports their nexus products meaning you'll get most out of it.

    BlackBerry on the other hand abandoned the product "PlayBook".
    08-30-13 08:39 PM
  6. hudeout45's Avatar
    Don't understand what you guys are doing on the playbook forum if you don't have one and hate it so much. I still love my playbook and it does everything I want It to do. Plus they're still the best bang for the buck.JMO
    08-30-13 08:55 PM
  7. Djlatino's Avatar
    Don't understand what you guys are doing on the playbook forum if you don't have one and hate it so much. I still love my playbook and it does everything I want It to do. Plus they're still the best bang for the buck.JMO
    I have a PlayBook, and I use it everyday but I'm just looking out for new users.
    RetroAndreas likes this.
    08-30-13 08:59 PM
  8. jpash549's Avatar
    I have a PlayBook, and I use it everyday but I'm just looking out for new users.
    Do you also have a Nexus 7 2012? I have both but prefer the Playbook for a lot of things. Wouldn't advise Nexus7 2012 but would look at the new model.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using CB Forums mobile app
    08-30-13 09:16 PM
  9. Djlatino's Avatar
    Do you also have a Nexus 7 2012? I have both but prefer the Playbook for a lot of things. Wouldn't advise Nexus7 2012 but would look at the new model.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using CB Forums mobile app
    The 2012 one costs 100 bucks, close to what the PlayBook costs.
    Even though it's slightly outdated (barely lol)
    08-30-13 09:18 PM
  10. sigint99's Avatar
    The Nexus 7 Gen 1 is more outdated than the PlayBook. Android is so broken and inefficient it was a real security risk just to do any serious work on such a tablet. I'm so glad I ditched that Google-infested trojanware tablet and went back to the sanity that is BB/QNX.
    BK_NY_RAY likes this.
    08-30-13 09:47 PM
  11. Djlatino's Avatar
    The Nexus 7 Gen 1 is more outdated than the PlayBook. Android is so broken and inefficient it was a real security risk just to do any serious work on such a tablet. I'm so glad I ditched that Google-infested trojanware tablet and went back to the sanity that is BB/QNX.
    That's what happens when you use your work tablet for porn.
    08-30-13 09:59 PM
  12. Jaws48's Avatar
    Nexus7 2013 is under consideration but not a Google fan
    Playbook 64 for half the cost looks promising even with limited support.


    How does bridging work with Z10? Heard some limitations over earlier OS.



    Posted via CB10
    08-30-13 10:01 PM
  13. Djlatino's Avatar
    All you can do is browse Z10 files and use its Internet, that's it.
    08-30-13 10:07 PM
  14. greatwiseone's Avatar
    I really like my playbook, but cannot recommend it to ANYONE after RIM killed it. Sigh.

    Posted via CB10
    RetroAndreas likes this.
    08-31-13 12:43 AM
  15. jiatern's Avatar
    I really like my playbook, but cannot recommend it to ANYONE after RIM killed it. Sigh.

    Posted via CB10
    I agree. Though I'm still (not so happily as before) using my 64G playbook for reading ebooks, since RIM killed it, there will be no new updates to most apps even the existing ones, there will be no more new apps. You don't even get a proper twitter and facebook client.

    Android emulator is frozen at android 2.3, browser not being developed anymore, and at this time, 1024x600 really doesn't appeal to my eyes anymore. Even my phone has a decent 1280 x 768 screen.

    The only great thing my playbook does now is that it plays video smoothly (albeit the screen is not really HD) and able to read books via some native app and Kindle. And don't forget, this two functions can be done better on a new Nexus 7. Not to mention all those awesome google services it offers.
    08-31-13 12:43 PM
  16. BB12MX's Avatar
    I love my PB but seeing my husband's Nexus 7 I just like it better... and know that BB won't support PB anymore would be better if you buy another product unless you do not care about not getting any update and like the PB the way it is

    Posted via CB10 on my sexy Z10
    08-31-13 12:48 PM
  17. Bacon Munchers's Avatar
    I have both, but like the PlayBook OS 'flow' much more. It is solid, and you can buy some real nice accessories now on ebay for cheap!

    http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53...ybook-keyboard

    Every professional I know with a PlayBook loves it, including me.

    DJLatino deals with. Apk to Bar file conversion, so I am surprised he did not mention that, which adds value to the PlayBook use (for some). Hope this helps.
    mpetrol, BK_NY_RAY and KittyBomb like this.
    08-31-13 04:07 PM
  18. Andy321's Avatar
    For what it is worth, i still use my PB almost daily, no regrets. On your question about use of Bridge, the complaint has been that there is reduced functionality compared to what you had with a BB7 device bridged to Playbook. If you never had a BB7 device bridged to a Playbook, i don't see how that will matter much to you because you won't miss what you never had. I went from bridging my PB to a Bold 9900 to a Z10 and frankly haven't cared once about the change, but some people have been really irked by it. It depends what you use Bridge for, i guess.
    09-01-13 05:41 AM
  19. jarviser's Avatar
    Some questions to help with decision :
    1--Does unit support pop/smtp and imap email?
    2--Does unit include native calendar?
    3--if unit has 1 and 2 above, do they sync with Z10 email and calendar?

    Thanks in advance for any help provided.

    Larry

    Posted via CB10
    Alert!!
    PLAYBOOK OBSOLETE. AVOID.

    You obviously want it for email. My hotmail syncs perfectly, well apart from the odd times I have to delete the accounts and put them back. And there was that time that Hotmail changed their mobile servers and it took RIM (as was) several weeks to fix it. Wonder how long it would take them next time as we haven't had an update since February. They stopped making this turkey in 2012.

    But don't let me stop you getting one instead of a 2013 Nexus 7 for not much more money. Up to you M8.
    09-01-13 06:35 AM
  20. klosoft's Avatar
    Thanks for your comment, I have been asking myself that question. I don't understand what they are doing there.
    BK_NY_RAY likes this.
    09-01-13 07:41 AM
  21. miguel89to's Avatar
    So......

    Is the 4G + Wifi playbook really on sale? I found one on ebay but i havent read anywhere online where it states that it came out already. But I did read that it may have come out on Canada only. I am in USA on TMobile USA and since the tablet says that its unlocked I am wondering if it will work. Its selling for 156
    09-02-13 04:08 AM
  22. hreiner1's Avatar
    I would not buy a PB
    you are buying 3 year old technology
    no more new apps, update on the old apps is not existent
    plus no more OS upgrades
    I still use my PB64 daily, bought it 2 years ago for about $500, and have a BT keybord
    I have the Bridge with my BB 9780 and use the native with my ms exchange server
    so I have my contacts, mail and calendar
    Plus I can even open Office 365 in my browser

    the problem is with the free memory allocation, when it drops below 300mb I cant open word, excel and pdf attachments
    2 month ago I had my camera fixed, no charge
    live broadcast - TV is on its last leg, I was able to watch live TV, and YouTube movies, now its getting to slow
    plus the old ******** regarding no Netflix and Skype

    so move on the new technology, I moved to a Lenovo Tablet 2 and Windows 8 pro as I needed the Windows 8 environment
    otherwise the IPad mini is a good choice, my wife has one, she loves it
    just dont look just about the money, if you cant use them what you need it for than its not worth it
    09-02-13 03:20 PM
  23. ljfong's Avatar
    BlackBerry PlayBook is officially a dead product and the device had joined the ranks of Palm Pre, HP TouchPad, etc. However, nothing to stop you from getting one, just like people who are still using Palm Pre as their daily drivers today.
    09-02-13 05:01 PM
  24. muddy211's Avatar
    Don't understand what you guys are doing on the playbook forum if you don't have one and hate it so much. I still love my playbook and it does everything I want It to do. Plus they're still the best bang for the buck.JMO
    Obviously you and Klosoft cant read entire posts. I actually have three and I'm trying to save the OP the mistake of purchasing a dead and outdated tablet considering the other choices out there at this time...
    09-02-13 09:59 PM
  25. zrobert's Avatar
    I use Outlook and all my email and calendars sync perfect. I had gmail and it only did 1 calendar, with outlook I have 7.

    Posted via CB10
    09-02-13 10:06 PM

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