1. Tayeb786's Avatar
    Recently I posted here on writing an App for PlayBook. One of the replies to the post was from a member suggesting I write for something that is alive.

    In fact about 500,000 owners of PlayBook feel betrayeb by RIM for being abandoned. I would join a class action on this matter against RIM if such an effort was made...

    As I have still some sense of humour I want to share with you a post I found that shows creative ideas of using PlayBook:

    What to Do with a BlackBerry PlayBook Now that BB10 Update is Cancelled - Evangelism - Infragistics.com Blog

    Personally I love the idea of using it as a cheap moldure
    Last edited by Tayeb786; 05-13-14 at 03:21 PM.
    05-13-14 03:19 AM
  2. Angus_CB's Avatar
    Recently I posted here on writing an App for PlayBook. One of the replies to the post was from a member suggesting I write for something that is alive.

    In fact about 500,000 owners of PlayBook feel betrayeb by RIM for being abandoned.
    ...
    What are you basing this number on?
    A pole started in this forum shows that less than 1000 people, that read this forum, feel the need for RIM to continue support for the Playbook.
    05-13-14 05:10 AM
  3. Tayeb786's Avatar
    The value of polls is what it is as a "poll", a sampling of opinion. I did not answer to the poll and my opinion is negative towards Blackberry, former RIM

    On promise of new OS many bought Playbooks, including myself. Actually I was misled here at Crackberry on BB10 coming to Playbook. You believe what you want to believe. Perhaps it was my wishful thinking.

    Of course Playbook owners must feel abandoned by Blackberry. Just check many posts here!

    Over 500000 Playbooks were sold on promise of being a great tablet!

    If Blackberry could open up the OS with for example a decent stack for Bluetooth SPP in order to work with Playbook as a normal tablet I would be satisfied as perhaps i would enjoy hacking into it.

    I must say i am disappointed with RIM and I am not easy to disappoint!

    Perhaps I can use Playbook as a brick to smash a window at RIM's headquarters! It would do a useful thing!
    Last edited by Tayeb786; 05-13-14 at 11:11 AM.
    05-13-14 10:53 AM
  4. joshua_sx1's Avatar
    If you are going to invest a few more dollars and buy some premium games, you will realize that there is still use for PlayBook after all...

    Posted via CB10
    05-13-14 11:15 AM
  5. FrankIAm's Avatar
    I guess it's 499,999 without me. As I bought one but no longer care.

    You could shoot it with a .50 cal and upload it to YouTube, get a couple thousand views and generate some ad revenue.

    Btw, half a million PlayBooks seems a little bit inaccurate.
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    05-13-14 11:19 AM
  6. Tayeb786's Avatar
    I cannot have WhatsApp, Viber, Skype and many other decent apps that are free. I am not gamer so really I guess I made a wrong decision to buy a Playbook.

    On 500.000 may be it is more.

    "....Early reviews were mixed saying that although the hardware was good, several features were missing. Shipments totaled approximately 500,000 units during the first quarter of sales and 200,000 in the following quarter.[5] Many of the 700,000 units shipped to retailers allegedly remained on the shelves for months, prompting BlackBerry to introduce dramatic price reductions in November 2011 to increase sales.[6] Sales rebounded following the price cuts,[7] with BlackBerry shipping approximately 2.5 million BlackBerry PlayBooks by June 1, 2013."

    Source: BlackBerry PlayBook - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    RIM was not being honest when it planted false news on BB10. I was one of 500000, or better 2,5 million who thought it was a good investment!

    http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/...rry-10-update/
    05-13-14 02:39 PM
  7. WorldwideRemix's Avatar
    I've got a idea what you can do with a Blackberry Playbook. Smash it to pieces then buy a Nexus 7.

    You can't sue them because they've declared it EOL.
    05-13-14 02:42 PM
  8. nikgilbe's Avatar
    I've got a idea what you can do with a Blackberry Playbook. Smash it to pieces then buy a Nexus 7.

    You can't sue them because they've declared it EOL.
    Good plan. I enjoyed my PB but after jumping to a Nexus7 a while back, I turned on my PB recently for old times sake....I'd forgotten how slow it is.

    It was good in its day, but that day has long since passed IMO.

    I'm considering opening up my own science museum starring my PB, 2 old Amigas, some horrible old laptops and a plethora of 3.5" disks

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using CB Forums mobile app
    05-13-14 02:51 PM
  9. Tayeb786's Avatar
    I alone cannot sue them. I have not the resources.

    It could be quite damaging a class action against Blackberry.
    05-13-14 02:56 PM
  10. Tayeb786's Avatar
    Good plan. I enjoyed my PB but after jumping to a Nexus7 a while back, I turned on my PB recently for old times sake....I'd forgotten how slow it is.

    It was good in its day, but that day has long since passed IMO.

    I'm considering opening up my own science museum starring my PB, 2 old Amigas, some horrible old laptops and a plethora of 3.5" disks

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using CB Forums mobile app
    A good idea.

    I'll hack into it and have a bit of hardware and software fun!

    One of the ideas: Kids tablet!

    "...Just trick them and pass the PlayBook and you won’t have to worry about them smashing your new Nexus 7 or iPad Mini to bits. The selection of games is not ideal, but you’ll find a few classics here and there, like Cut the Rope, Plants vs. Zombies, Angry Birds (and Space) and others."

    Creative ideas of what to do with BlackBerry PlayBook-4201.playbook_2d00_for_2d00_babies_5f00_thumb_5f00_512a044f.jpg
    05-13-14 02:58 PM
  11. bethredeker's Avatar
    I have a Blackberry Playbook that no longer has a micro usb cable able to work with it. We had to get a different cord that plugs into the tablet to charge it. So, is there detailed instructions on how I can use my pc as a proxy for the tablet? I am semi smart with computers but not a geek Any help is greatly appreciated, as we would like to keep the tablet but there are almost no apps to use through blackberry. We would like to use android apps
    05-13-14 03:41 PM
  12. jpash549's Avatar
    I have a Blackberry Playbook that no longer has a micro usb cable able to work with it. We had to get a different cord that plugs into the tablet to charge it. So, is there detailed instructions on how I can use my pc as a proxy for the tablet? I am semi smart with computers but not a geek Any help is greatly appreciated, as we would like to keep the tablet but there are almost no apps to use through blackberry. We would like to use android apps
    Buy an Android tablet which will run KitKat ( Android 4.4+) since the PB is at Android 2.3 and will not run a lot of the newer Android apps. As far as using your PC as "a proxy for the tablet"for the PB you can perhaps put Blue Stacks which is an Android emulator on your PC but what does that have to do with the PB. There are quite a few useful apps for the PB in BB world with some being ported from Android. What are you looking for?

    The charging cord for the PB has the data pair of wires shorted together. The wire you use for data transfer does not work for chsrging.
    05-13-14 04:06 PM
  13. pacoman03's Avatar
    I've got a idea what you can do with a Blackberry Playbook. Smash it to pieces then buy a Nexus 7.
    .
    I've got an idea for what you can do with your Nexus 7.. Smash it to pieces and then buy a Surface Pro 2. Then go onto the nexus forums and tell them what to do with their tabs.
    05-13-14 04:34 PM
  14. FrankIAm's Avatar
    I've got an idea for what you can do with your Nexus 7.. Smash it to pieces and then buy a Surface Pro 2. Then go onto the nexus forums and tell them what to do with their tabs.
    I think your joke dies on the part where the PlayBook is slow and outdated, whereas the Nexus 7 isn't.
    05-13-14 05:50 PM
  15. Tayeb786's Avatar
    I have a Blackberry Playbook that no longer has a micro usb cable able to work with it. We had to get a different cord that plugs into the tablet to charge it. So, is there detailed instructions on how I can use my pc as a proxy for the tablet? I am semi smart with computers but not a geek Any help is greatly appreciated, as we would like to keep the tablet but there are almost no apps to use through blackberry. We would like to use android apps
    05-13-14 06:08 PM
  16. Tayeb786's Avatar
    I have a Blackberry Playbook that no longer has a micro usb cable able to work with it. We had to get a different cord that plugs into the tablet to charge it. So, is there detailed instructions on how I can use my pc as a proxy for the tablet? I am semi smart with computers but not a geek Any help is greatly appreciated, as we would like to keep the tablet but there are almost no apps to use through blackberry. We would like to use android apps
    Check the following link:

    Tip: SideLoad PlayBook Apps Using LocalBar2 Without a Proxy - BerryReview
    05-13-14 06:09 PM
  17. pacoman03's Avatar
    I think your joke dies on the part where the PlayBook is slow and outdated, whereas the Nexus 7 isn't.
    Compared to the Surface Pro2 it is. Everything is relative.
    05-13-14 06:26 PM
  18. pgg101's Avatar
    I guess it's 499,999 without me. As I bought one but no longer care.
    Down to 499,998

    Still a good browser.

    Posted via CB10 - Z30STA100-5/10.2.1.2141/Telus
    05-13-14 07:13 PM
  19. tomh235's Avatar
    Browser with flash works great as a smart TV with bridge as a fancy remote and the guitar pro app is fantastic. All I need in a tablet but I will probably update to a venue 8 pro at some point. I got my PB after bb10 was cancelled so it was frighteningly cheap, much better than an equivalent priced android tablet.

    Posted via CB10
    05-14-14 08:28 AM
  20. hreiner1's Avatar
    I use my PB when sitting on the "John" reading my emails and read some news on the browser
    the PB still has the best speakers, so listening to Pandora music is great
    Plus it has a decent calculator, lol
    I still carry it as may second tablet when traveling, or when waiting in a doctors office, bridged to my BB phone 9780
    And I can get office 365 through the browser

    the print to go function is very useful, instead of having hardcopies I print to the PB
    and the alarmclock is usefull

    my first tablet is a Lenovo Thinkpad 2, so I can use the same micro USB charger
    I did some Video lately, it kill the battery to fast
    05-14-14 11:38 AM
  21. Hirazi Blue's Avatar
    I alone cannot sue them. I have not the resources.

    It could be quite damaging a class action against Blackberry.
    This community toyed with the idea of a class action against Blackberry right after the announcement that BB10 wouldn't be coming to the Playbook. I can't recall exactly what happened, but there never was such a class action, so that's probably answer enough.
    05-14-14 01:50 PM
  22. Angus_CB's Avatar
    Pretty hard to sue because someone lied to you.
    Every politician on the planet would be in court.

    What are your damages?
    At $199.00 or less you got your money's worth even though BB10 never materialized.
    I don't trust Blackberry's word and doubt I'll buy another Blackberry product but I don't regret buying the Playbook.

    I just got a 64GB, 1.5GHZ Dual Core, 7" 1200x800, Android tablet for $99 (Kobo Arc) for every day use but I still use my Playbook. I have it in the garage for looking up info on the Internet, reading PDF files and streaming music to a stereo.
    05-14-14 04:53 PM

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