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  1. diego.roscetti's Avatar
    I recently picked up my wife an iPad 2. She has never liked my beloved PlayBook and has been bugging me for one. I finally cracked the other day and got her one.

    She opened her shiny new iPad up. Played around with it for a bit then decided to go to YouTube to check out some videos. Now, I bought her a wi-fi only iPad and not the 3G version.

    She decided to click on a video to watch it and there was lag. She thought there was something wrong with it and wanted me to bring it back. I told her there is nothing wrong with it, but the video was loading. This particular 5 minute music video took around 3 minutes to load. I immediately thought my Wi-Fi was running slow at the time. She wasn't very happy to wait.

    I then decided to do a little test for her. I pulled out my PlayBook, went to YouTube, and loaded the exact same video. It loaded and played instantaneously, without any lag or waiting time whatsoever. She thought our Wi-Fi had picked up speed again, so we decided to run a little test. The same video was loaded on her iPad and my PlayBook. Low and behold, the same thing happened.

    I had a huge grin on my face and she didn't know how to respond. I wont even get into her loading web pages on her iPad and wondering why the Flash was not working but working on my PlayBook!!!

    Thanks for reading everyone.
    01-09-12 02:49 PM
  2. sk8er_tor's Avatar
    If she wanted a tablet to surf the web, watch videos, listen to music, etc., then she should have asked for a PlayBook!
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    01-09-12 03:06 PM
  3. blackjack93117's Avatar
    Isn't having flash awesome? With all the content out there - the need for it won't just disappear anytime soon. Amazing how people just go with what they hear is the best.
    Thanks for the story OP.
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    01-09-12 03:10 PM
  4. diego.roscetti's Avatar
    Isn't having flash awesome? With all the content out there - the need for it won't just disappear anytime soon. Amazing how people just go with what they hear is the best.
    Thanks for the story OP.
    Absolutely correct. And you don't realize how much we need it until we don't have it.
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    01-09-12 03:14 PM
  5. cleveland216's Avatar
    so true so true
    I'm one of the followers. Early adopters too. And with $800 invested in a POS, I finally tasted FLASH on a 7" and couldn't be happier - lack of apps and all.
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    01-09-12 03:32 PM
  6. pkcable's Avatar
    Lets keep it family friendly please!
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    01-09-12 03:42 PM
  7. cleveland216's Avatar
    +1 on Flash vids

    And for anyone who has NOT read this I think this is hogwash --> Apple's stance on Flash
    01-09-12 03:50 PM
  8. Barredbard's Avatar
    Flash-enabled websites is definitely a feature worth its weight in gold. But it is not the alpha and omega. There are so many apps that would make my Playbook so much more productive, and which are lacking so far, in spite of my flash-enabled browser. In fact, all of the apps I value the most are missing. No Kindle. No Netflix. No HBOGO. No Skype. None of my banking apps. No U-Verse. And to top it all off, no apps that allow me to remote into my work PC, even though this is a business-oriented tablet.

    The choice between a flash-enabled browser and a tablet with an infinite universe of apps is an easy one for most people. If you have apps for every single site you visit, the need for a flash-enabled browser dwindles. They even have apps for porn sites; not that anyone here would ever indulge in that. I will admit that if I wasn't a Blackberry enthusiast, I would definitely be on the iPad bandwagon, even though I hate the control exerted by Apple over its products.

    With apps, the slower speed of the bridge connection as compared to WIFI would not matter as much, since they are usually a cleaner, meaner and more efficient way of accessing content. Gotta have the apps. Hopefully they are on their way to fixing this problem with OS 2.0.
    Last edited by Barredbard; 01-09-12 at 04:31 PM.
    01-09-12 04:22 PM
  9. justincase1911's Avatar
    I've done the same kind of side by side test with apple zombie friends a number of times. I must admit that I really enjoy the looks of disbelief and confusion they get on their faces. Almost every time they tell me that my PB is nothing like what they have read about it. I keep trying to tell them to spend a little less time worshiping at the alter of Jobs. Who knows, they just might find a few surprises.
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    01-09-12 04:29 PM
  10. cleveland216's Avatar
    +1 on ^^^ I was one of those worshipers. Now I have an $800 paperweight
    I miss the apps now, but I missed Flash even more with my iPad
    01-09-12 04:37 PM
  11. AsBloodRunsBlack's Avatar
    I recently picked up my wife an iPad 2. She has never liked my beloved PlayBook and has been bugging me for one. I finally cracked the other day and got her one.

    She opened her shiny new iPad up. Played around with it for a bit then decided to go to YouTube to check out some videos. Now, I bought her a wi-fi only iPad and not the 3G version.

    She decided to click on a video to watch it and there was lag. She thought there was something wrong with it and wanted me to bring it back. I told her there is nothing wrong with it, but the video was loading. This particular 5 minute music video took around 3 minutes to load. I immediately thought my Wi-Fi was running slow at the time. She wasn't very happy to wait.

    I then decided to do a little test for her. I pulled out my PlayBook, went to YouTube, and loaded the exact same video. It loaded and played instantaneously, without any lag or waiting time whatsoever. She thought our Wi-Fi had picked up speed again, so we decided to run a little test. The same video was loaded on her iPad and my PlayBook. Low and behold, the same thing happened.

    I had a huge grin on my face and she didn't know how to respond. I wont even get into her loading web pages on her iPad and wondering why the Flash was not working but working on my PlayBook!!!

    Thanks for reading everyone.

    HAHAAHAH best post I read today. Love it. I can just picture u sitting there with that big smirk on your face from ear to ear lmfao
    01-09-12 04:38 PM
  12. cleveland216's Avatar
    I recently picked up my wife an iPad 2. She has never liked my beloved PlayBook and has been bugging me for one. I finally cracked the other day and got her one.

    She opened her shiny new iPad up. Played around with it for a bit then decided to go to YouTube to check out some videos. Now, I bought her a wi-fi only iPad and not the 3G version.

    She decided to click on a video to watch it and there was lag. She thought there was something wrong with it and wanted me to bring it back. I told her there is nothing wrong with it, but the video was loading. This particular 5 minute music video took around 3 minutes to load. I immediately thought my Wi-Fi was running slow at the time. She wasn't very happy to wait.

    I then decided to do a little test for her. I pulled out my PlayBook, went to YouTube, and loaded the exact same video. It loaded and played instantaneously, without any lag or waiting time whatsoever. She thought our Wi-Fi had picked up speed again, so we decided to run a little test. The same video was loaded on her iPad and my PlayBook. Low and behold, the same thing happened.

    I had a huge grin on my face and she didn't know how to respond. I wont even get into her loading web pages on her iPad and wondering why the Flash was not working but working on my PlayBook!!!

    Thanks for reading everyone.
    "It's So Cold in the D"
    01-09-12 05:04 PM
  13. blackjack93117's Avatar

    The choice between a flash-enabled browser and a tablet with an infinite universe of apps is an easy one for most people....They even have apps for porn sites; not that anyone here would ever indulge in that. ......Hopefully they are on their way to fixing this problem with OS 2.0.
    Agreed, easy choice - which is why so many have chosen flash - including those pornsite watchers that don't need an app for that

    Yes....OS 2. 0 will come along way to fixing this with the android player.
    01-09-12 05:09 PM
  14. ody360's Avatar
    For some of us (especially with kids), netflix is essential. As an active subscriber, I was looking forward to seeing movies on the pb's great screen. As it stands, our iPad2, samsung galaxy s II phone, Nintendo 3ds, Nook tablet, and TVs stream netflix, leaving the pb as the odd man out.


    Don't get me wrong, I love having the pb and I show it off to friends and family when I can, but it has come back to bite me back at times, such as when coming off of a long sleep time, it won't reconnect to the router unless the router itself is reset, the browser closing all of a sudden when I'm trying to show-off flash, video chat not working on the beta os, and then of course the lack of apps (that's the trait I found most people know about the playbook)... if it wasn't for sideloading android apps, I wouldn't have much to show off, but when it does work, the pb does things better than most other tablets.

    I just hope it will do more things come this February.
    01-09-12 05:50 PM
  15. blackjack93117's Avatar
    I've found young kids can sit for hours just watching "annoying orange" on youtube lol
    Not my kids mind you - I have none. But I have seen this phenomenon.
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    01-09-12 06:02 PM
  16. 3lionsbecks's Avatar
    I've found young kids can sit for hours just watching "annoying orange" on youtube lol
    Not my kids mind you - I have none. But I have seen this phenomenon.
    I love annoying orange
    01-09-12 06:12 PM
  17. diego.roscetti's Avatar
    HAHAAHAH best post I read today. Love it. I can just picture u sitting there with that big smirk on your face from ear to ear lmfao
    It was pretty classic. Too bad not a lot of people know how really great the PlayBook is compared to the iPad and other tablets. They just have a pre-defined perception.
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    01-09-12 06:13 PM
  18. ralfyguy's Avatar
    +1 on Flash vids

    And for anyone who has NOT read this I think this is hogwash --> Apple's stance on Flash
    It's brainwashing. The dude might have been a smart guy to persuade so many people to pay so much money for his overrated stuff, but really don't think he believed half of that trash talk himself that he produced in that article. He just wanted to sell apps that make up for the lack of ability on his devices to process Flash content that can be had for free. That is what all this is about: Money!
    It is amazing to me how many people fell for it, and still do. Nothing but brainwashing.
    I said it before and say it again: The size of that thing and the price for it, might as well buy a netbook with a REAL browser an 10 times the storage and some serious processing power for the same money and same size. The iPad is the most pointless device out there, even if it sells by the millions. I just cannot see any sense in it myself.
    01-09-12 06:15 PM
  19. Altarocks's Avatar
    bb phones don't do flash - well that's why we got a playbook. Who wants to watch flash vids on a tiny screen with crappy speakers?

    Tried the free one month Netflix trial - couldn't find anything worth watching - cancelled it.
    So did several gigabillions others who didn't find it worth the price hike, sending their stock value plummeting. Ok gigabillions is an exaggeration..

    Watching flash vids instead.
    I'm with you on this. Netflix is really overrated. The content library for streaming is pretty lame. Had it for a couple months and found I mainly used it for BluRay rentals. My kids used to watch it - know what they do now? Read books, play, color or do crafts. They don't miss it either.

    And I personally wouldn't load a Kindle app - I look at an LCD screen all day. No way do I wanna read for pleasure from one. Just my preference; to each their own.
    01-09-12 06:17 PM
  20. blue-b's Avatar
    This is the Playbook forum right?

    Anyhow my experience is I need to jailbreak my iPad to be useful in my life. Things were great too when Frash worked, bugs and all. But once I updated for added iOS features and lost Frash, all things went to sh*t. Life was miserable. When I needed a webpage at a moments notice, the darn "Install Flash" link popped up. I then gave up on the iPad.

    Love my PB, however I must report my wife loves her iPad too. To each their own I guess
    My wife is a big IPad fan, seems money and size does matter!
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    01-09-12 06:25 PM
  21. Disparishun's Avatar
    For some of us (especially with kids), netflix is essential. As an active subscriber, I was looking forward to seeing movies on the pb's great screen. As it stands, our iPad2, samsung galaxy s II phone, Nintendo 3ds, Nook tablet, and TVs stream netflix, leaving the pb as the odd man out.
    I feel the same -- about Netflix for the kids; don't have any of those other devices -- especially from Canada, where there aren't a lot of other susbcription on-demand (as opposed to pay-per-play) services. The Netflix Canada childrens' library really is quite good.

    We have been exploring YouTube Movies lately, which is actually not too bad. And, in French, there is Tou.tv, which is also pretty good, although less so for kids' stuff. Looking forward to BlackBerry Video Storefront making it up here to provide an alternative, but I assume it will also be pay-per-play, so looking forward even more to either Netflix or some other subscription on-demand service to come to the PB.
    01-09-12 06:31 PM
  22. Alt-F4's Avatar
    I know im off topic but Im the same.. I did the netflix trial and they have nothing i couldent find free and sometimes faster on my regular streaming sites lol waste of money for what I do anyway

    oops i ment to quote blackjack on his opinion of netflix
    01-09-12 06:35 PM
  23. BoldtotheMax's Avatar
    Wonder how many people on this thread were old timers who back in the day said I don't Flash on my Berry or who watches YouTube on a small screen?

    I guess it all goes out the window when the screen is bigger? A lot of hypocrites in here IMO.

    Then again I am sure those people that can't view flash content are just that.....content? Hysterical!

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    01-09-12 06:36 PM
  24. dejanh's Avatar
    +1 on Flash vids

    And for anyone who has NOT read this I think this is hogwash --> Apple's stance on Flash
    Well, he does have some good points there, whether you like it or not. Flash is absolutely necessary, but it is old technology that should be phased out. I never liked Flash nor the influence it had on the web content. I am a strong believer of Internet content being delivered as simply and concisely as possible, information only, no fluff. However, that line of thinking is completely at odds with the direction of the Internet where more and more things revolve around flashy (no pun intended) presentations and next to zero content. In my mind even the "apps" are by and large garbage just like Flash. Among those 250K apps, how many are actually useful, and how many just pollute the universe?

    Anyway, I'm sticking to my BlackBerry for a while still because in all, it still does everything I need it to do and more
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    01-09-12 07:16 PM
  25. HybridGT's Avatar
    A lot of people saying that ther wives got iPad 2's.
    Atleast the men still have a right sense of direction.
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    01-09-12 07:24 PM
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