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  1. Real Estate Appraiser's Avatar
    Any news on how this tablet is fairing so far?
    08-20-12 03:52 PM
  2. mikeo007's Avatar
    They sold at least one, Bla1ze has one.
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    08-20-12 03:54 PM
  3. PedroBorgas's Avatar
    They sold at least one, Bla1ze has one.

    Looool U killed me ^^

    Sent from a old but beautiful BB 8520 or a new and shinny PB 2.0
    08-20-12 04:02 PM
  4. Real Estate Appraiser's Avatar
    I have a 16gb that I filled up. Looking to get a new one. Might bite the bullet and the the 4g model. The $150 for 16gb wifi one is tempting though.

    Are they going to continue to have a wifi model and a 4g model?
    08-20-12 04:17 PM
  5. kb5zht's Avatar
    I have a 16gb that I filled up. Looking to get a new one. Might bite the bullet and the the 4g model. The $150 for 16gb wifi one is tempting though.

    Are they going to continue to have a wifi model and a 4g model?
    Buy the $150 wifi model and get a $50 lte hotspot. Save your money.
    08-20-12 05:00 PM
  6. howarmat's Avatar
    most people cant find them in stores so i am guessing there arent many to sell even.
    08-20-12 05:01 PM
  7. BB_Bmore's Avatar
    On the blackberry.com/PlayBook Site it say coming "soon" in the U.S
    Last edited by BB-Bmore; 08-20-12 at 06:57 PM.
    08-20-12 06:54 PM
  8. papped's Avatar
    No US carriers have launched it yet, so nothing to buy here.
    08-20-12 07:04 PM
  9. diegonei's Avatar
    They sold at least one, Bla1ze has one.
    Bla1ze got his from RIM. They were recording the podcast when RIM called and Keving arranged to send him one.

    But yeah, people in Canada are buying it. We're sure to have a report in at least a month.
    08-20-12 07:10 PM
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    08-20-12 07:10 PM
  11. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Next earnings call may reveal #'s.. maybe. But the next earnings call will be even more brutal than the last one so maybe they won't say.
    08-20-12 07:25 PM
  12. luqman24's Avatar
    We only sold 2 at our best buy store. Im guessing because there isnt a lot of exposure. Where is the damn marketing RIM!!!
    Last edited by luqman24; 08-20-12 at 07:33 PM.
    08-20-12 07:28 PM
  13. southlander's Avatar
    Next earnings call may reveal #'s.. maybe. But the next earnings call will be even more brutal than the last one so maybe they won't say.
    Yeah. Yikes.

    Sent from my flip-phone.
    08-20-12 07:39 PM
  14. VanCity778's Avatar
    Man I really want one. But at the high price, lack of live sports apps and the $40 a month for a maximum 5gb data plan........................ jeez. Sorry RIM. It may not be your fault here but I'm not going to buy one. 5gb is a few Hockey games. Just not worth it at all.
    08-20-12 07:45 PM
  15. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Subsidized tablets appear to be a thing of the past at AT&T. VZW will probably follow, given how those two carriers have historically acted.

    http://www.phonearena.com/news/Leake...33435/comments

    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express
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    08-20-12 07:50 PM
  16. dbmalloy's Avatar
    Man I really want one. But at the high price, lack of live sports apps and the $40 a month for a maximum 5gb data plan........................ jeez. Sorry RIM. It may not be your fault here but I'm not going to buy one. 5gb is a few Hockey games. Just not worth it at all.
    Welcome to your future.....
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    08-20-12 07:53 PM
  17. Jtaylor1986's Avatar
    Next earnings call may reveal #'s.. maybe. But the next earnings call will be even more brutal than the last one so maybe they won't say.
    I have a feeling this was planned as a low volume product and not many units will be produced so as to keep the msrp high for the few people who want it. I'd be suprised if they sold 5000 in this fiscal quarter given how late in it, it was introduced and its limited distribution.
    08-20-12 08:12 PM
  18. wxmancanada's Avatar
    We only sold 2 at our best buy store. Im guessing because there isnt a lot of exposure. Where is the damn marketing RIM!!!
    Hmm, right now only Canadian carriers are point of sale partners. Last I heard RIM was still in the process of working out a deal with Best Buy and Future Shop. Did this change since... the 14th of August?
    08-20-12 08:38 PM
  19. Real Estate Appraiser's Avatar
    I have a feeling this was planned as a low volume product and not many units will be produced so as to keep the msrp high for the few people who want it. I'd be suprised if they sold 5000 in this fiscal quarter given how late in it, it was introduced and its limited distribution.
    That is the impression I got.

    Are they going to ditch the wifi model and just have a 4g model? I'm a little confused about their strategy at this point. Shouldn't they have come out with the 4g model to begin with and then the wifi model when the bb10 phones were rolling out so people could bridge, etc.
    08-20-12 08:41 PM
  20. Real Estate Appraiser's Avatar
    Buy the $150 wifi model and get a $50 lte hotspot. Save your money.
    Pardon my ignorance but what is this $50 lte hotspot you speak of?
    08-20-12 08:43 PM
  21. anon5129477's Avatar
    Went to see the bourne Legacy a couple weeks ago. Girlfriend is using a Palm Pre 2 and is going to get a bb10 phone. We were amazed that during the intros and other movie clips was a commercial about the galaxy 3 ! I thought it was a great commercial and it had everyone's attention. Blackberry should jump on that. Its a great place to run a commercial and with all the TURN OFF YOUR CELL PHONE stuff, everyone has phones on their mind. Brilliant spot. Are you paying any attention RIM?????????
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    08-20-12 08:48 PM
  22. wxmancanada's Avatar
    Pardon my ignorance but what is this $50 lte hotspot you speak of?
    Varies by carrier, but here in Canada we can get an LTE hotspot for about $50, you'd then have to get a monthly rate-plan to go along with it. It's a standalone hotspot with nothing but a power switch and a few LEDs. For example I have a little LTE Hotspot that I keep in my wallet, costs about $50 on a 3 year term, then I pay about $30 a month for 500GB of data.
    08-20-12 08:54 PM
  23. zzbsb's Avatar
    Varies by carrier, but here in Canada we can get an LTE hotspot for about $50, you'd then have to get a monthly rate-plan to go along with it. It's a standalone hotspot with nothing but a power switch and a few LEDs. For example I have a little LTE Hotspot that I keep in my wallet, costs about $50 on a 3 year term, then I pay about $30 a month for 500GB of data.
    you mean usb sticks? I wonder it will work with playbook.
    08-20-12 09:06 PM
  24. npunk42's Avatar
    Does this one have a flash for the camera(s)?
    08-20-12 09:07 PM
  25. wxmancanada's Avatar
    you mean usb sticks? I wonder it will work with playbook.
    No, I mean portable hotspots...

    Here's the one I have:
    https://www.orderrogers.ca/rocket/hotspot/#/overview

    No computer needed, no phone, no nothing. Just this device. It's like a mini-router that has internet wherever it goes.
    08-20-12 09:08 PM
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