1. urbanmx's Avatar
    First let me say I like my PB so this is not a hate thread in any way. The kids broke their playbook and I would like to know if there are some better tablets for my needs. First I'll say apple is out I personally don't like itunes and I think they are overpriced. What I want is something that can play nextflix, amazon prime, hbogo. Plus I want more kids apps, I know blackberry is in no rush to put a Doc McStuffins app on the pb. I would also like to have decent sound I'm used to my pb speakers. Price needs to be under 200 and I'm open to used tablets like a xoom, or asus. I still have one living pb but would like to try something different so if you have another tablet I would love to hear the pros and cons.

    That's about all I need it for I am not doing cloud stuff, email, or even browsing.
    06-23-13 08:41 PM
  2. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Just get yourself a Nexus 7.. nice and cheap and it offers everything you need / are looking for.
    howarmat, kevinnugent and ren2008 like this.
    06-23-13 08:55 PM
  3. kwm1337's Avatar
    Have you considered posting over in Android Central? It sounds like you're looking for just that and you might get some more focused perspectives there for this topic... My recommendation will be a Google or Samsung though they're all decent out there
    ren2008 likes this.
    06-23-13 08:55 PM
  4. alieannie's Avatar
    My kid (9) has a nexus 7 and it's perfect for him. He ran a lemonade stand to buy it
    MobileMadness002 likes this.
    06-23-13 08:57 PM
  5. muddy211's Avatar
    Depending on what your budget is I would go with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 or the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0...
    06-23-13 09:22 PM
  6. Blackberryrules12's Avatar
    Galaxy tab 2 sucks. I had it. Can't even do hdmi out. If anything get the 8.0

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    06-23-13 09:45 PM
  7. jpash549's Avatar
    If in US look at Nook HD at $129 for 8 GB with SD card slot or $149 for 16 GB. Can set up profiles for up to six users. Access to Google Play. Lots of kids apps. Go to Barnes and Noble web site. Seems to be also available from Walmart and Kmart at the sale price. Walmart has inexpensive protection plan. The Nook HD+ at $149 for 16 GB is actually a better buy but is bigger and heavier. Neither is thought to have great sound from the speakers. Certainly not like the Playbook or the HP Touchpad. The Nexus 7 speakers are also not so hot.

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    06-24-13 02:53 AM
  8. kevinnugent's Avatar
    Nexus 7. Best option, hands down. And cheap too.
    06-24-13 03:32 AM
  9. Hirazi Blue's Avatar
    "Kids broke pb, looking for other kids", more likely...
    (Sorry, couldn't resist...)
    Carl Estes likes this.
    06-24-13 03:38 AM
  10. kboya's Avatar
    nexus 7, and 32gb if you can get one for the right price. it does all that you list and can easily stream media to other devices on your wireless network making the lack of hdmi somewhat moot. Only downside is the speaker is nowhere near as good as the pb. id get a cheap cover sleeve for it, too, as it does not feel as sturdy as the pb (that said, both have taken small falls and the pb gained a small chip in the edge while the n7 did not!).
    another downside may be that it'll show you how much better android apps work on android devices, putting the pb runtime to shame
    06-24-13 04:09 AM
  11. tytanfamily's Avatar
    I personally just got easier Galaxy Tab 2 (said goodbye to my PB), but the Galaxy Tab 3 should be coming out within a few weeks, so I am holding off until then.

    The main reason I didn't go with the Nexus 7 was because it lacked a rear camera. Otherwise, I'd go with it.

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    06-24-13 05:56 AM
  12. beamolite's Avatar
    My kids use a Kindle Fire. The speakers are awesome and it's made for Amazon Prime.

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    06-24-13 06:11 AM
  13. FF22's Avatar
    Maybe I'll ask: How did the kids break it? Maybe it can be fixed?
    06-24-13 08:33 AM
  14. bambinoitaliano's Avatar
    Depends on the age I'll go with Fisher Price.
    John Pawling likes this.
    06-24-13 08:36 AM
  15. Gooseberry Falls's Avatar
    Nexus 7 speakers are not good. You will be disappointed as a music/video player if you know the PB. The Xoom is also fine but 10". The wifi-only Xoom is GED and at JB 4.1.2 (last update for it, however). You can do custom ROMs, tho. Don't get a Xoom 2. Although it is 8.9", it is stuck at ICS and locked bootloader. If you care about those things.
    06-24-13 08:53 AM
  16. herculesinwyoming's Avatar
    note 10.1 was a bit spendy, but has been a great tablet for me. makes the old playbook seem tiny.
    06-24-13 12:06 PM
  17. Gooseberry Falls's Avatar
    Kind of a good review here at Amazon. The Acer looks pretty close to PB:
    Amazon.com: Jody K. Wong's review of Acer Iconia Tab A110-07g08u 7-Inch 8 GB Ta...

    If you don't mind off-brands:
    Last edited by Gooseberry Falls; 06-24-13 at 01:00 PM.
    06-24-13 12:37 PM

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