10-01-13 11:49 AM
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  1. tommykid999's Avatar
    I fired up the playbook after several months of hibernation (I've been using a N7) for our weekend beach trip.

    Last night the kids watched the movie Epic on it on the way down with a Bluetooth connection to the car and it basically sounded like a THX theater the whole way.

    I just hooked it up to the flat screen via HDMI so they could and play some Plants vs Zombies on the big screen.

    As soon as it popped up on screen they all four in unison said "Cool!"

    Four of them are now working on lawn mowing zombies as a team.

    The point if this post?

    I was just reminded that this is still a great device that is so easy and effortless to use for so many different situations.

    So even though the support is no longer there, the apps are what they are, I still love the OS, the hardware, and the versatility.





    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using CB Forums mobile app
    08-31-13 08:20 PM
  2. howarmat's Avatar
    glad you are finding some good uses for it still!
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    08-31-13 09:30 PM
  3. cdnynot's Avatar
    I still love my BlackBerry PlayBook, I use it daily.


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    09-01-13 01:52 AM
  4. jarviser's Avatar
    I fired up the playbook after several months of hibernation (I've been using a N7) for our weekend beach trip.


    The point if this post?

    I was just reminded that this is still a great device that is so easy and effortless to use for so many different situations.

    So even though the support is no longer there, the apps are what they are, I still love the OS, the hardware, and the versatility.


    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using CB Forums mobile app
    A great testimony "It still works".

    About as much as I can say for mine.
    09-01-13 06:43 AM
  5. B Pretto's Avatar
    I still use mine daily. I love browsing the web on it, even if it's a bit slower than my Z10. It's the perfect size, and is great for multimedia.
    FF22, BK_NY_RAY, bbvj and 1 others like this.
    09-01-13 07:09 AM
  6. dpotslinger's Avatar
    My five year old macbook died a little while ago, I now use my playbook for all my needs. It's great!
    BK_NY_RAY and cdnynot like this.
    09-01-13 03:13 PM
  7. Thunderbuck's Avatar
    I just got a Win 8 RT tablet, but I'm finding that for certain stuff I'd still rather use my PlayBook. It's more portable, for one thing, and the Origami Browser honestly gave the device a new lease on life.

    Note that new apps ARE still being released; any new app for BB10 gets evaluated to see if it will run on the PlayBook as well. If it does, it goes in the catalog.
    09-01-13 03:38 PM
  8. tommykid999's Avatar
    I did not realize that there are still new apps flowing in for the PlayBook. I figured the app selection was as is. Thanks for the info.



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    09-01-13 05:11 PM
  9. svelt's Avatar
    I didn't quite understand those who got the Z10 and said they never use the Playbook anymore. Whenever I have it around I frequently use the "Open On Playbook" option to view files, images, attachments etc. as the Z10 screen is still too small to comfortably view most things. PlayBook - BB10 file access still works fine which I use to open documents I have saved on my phone.
    TheScionicMan likes this.
    09-01-13 05:18 PM
  10. tommykid999's Avatar
    I also prefer reading emails on it vs my S4 or even the N7.



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    09-01-13 05:58 PM
  11. BigAl_BB9900's Avatar
    I just got a Win 8 RT tablet, but I'm finding that for certain stuff I'd still rather use my PlayBook. It's more portable, for one thing, and the Origami Browser honestly gave the device a new lease on life.

    Note that new apps ARE still being released; any new app for BB10 gets evaluated to see if it will run on the PlayBook as well. If it does, it goes in the catalog.
    Couldn't agree more - we have just got Windows tablets at work - and the PlayBook is so much easier to use.... (and easier to carry around too)
    09-01-13 06:32 PM
  12. jbaker8's Avatar
    I'm using its music player right now, at work.

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    09-01-13 06:34 PM
  13. ianbordas's Avatar
    I use my PB daily for browsing, as a media player (YouTube) through HDMI + Bridge Remote. Also, I still think it's the best option for work storing all my excel price lists, PDF catalogs, product images (files and folders app), swiping from one Window to another is still impressively superior to anything else I've seen IMO! Oh and Battery life still quite great after 2+ years! Wow!

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    09-01-13 07:10 PM
  14. BB12MX's Avatar
    Still loving my PB... using a little less then before but still using

    Posted via CB10 on my sexy Z10
    09-01-13 07:12 PM
  15. beman39's Avatar
    I just got a Win 8 RT tablet, but I'm finding that for certain stuff I'd still rather use my PlayBook. It's more portable, for one thing, and the Origami Browser honestly gave the device a new lease on life.
    please the win Surface RT blows the playbook out of the water in every way! also the RT has FULL IE10 and is smooth and 10x faster than Origami...

    Couldn't agree more - we have just got Windows tablets at work - and the PlayBook is so much easier to use.... (and easier to carry around too)
    so much easier how?! please educate the rest of us... the RT is 90% computer usage, but with out the legacy apps and like I've said up top, it is 10X faster than the PB.
    09-01-13 07:27 PM
  16. bambinoitaliano's Avatar
    please the win Surface RT blows the playbook out of the water in every way! also the RT has FULL IE10 and is smooth and 10x faster than Origami...



    so much easier how?! please educate the rest of us... the RT is 90% computer usage, but with out the legacy apps and like I've said up top, it is 10X faster than the PB.
    Be patience, once our Playbook dies we will cross over. No need for the hard sell.
    09-01-13 07:56 PM
  17. bdguru's Avatar
    I was waiting to see what would happen with BB10 and the PlayBook. Love my PlayBook but going to have to buy a Acer small machine. It's a shame the PlayBook gets no love.
    09-01-13 08:06 PM
  18. beman39's Avatar
    trust me, no one wanted to see this devcice get OS10 more than I did! I even made several wallpapers dedicated to OS10 in anticipation of OS10, but then BB gave us all the shaft and LIED to us so they could promote the Z10 when it was coming out... they even boasted that the Z10 was gonna have full Bridge capabilities and then pulled the bait and switch! sorry but sh!t like that doesn't fly with me! a company that can be so blatant dishonest that I would never touch a BB device again...ever! I was even going to get the Z10 to compliment my PB when it came out, and I'm so glad I waited to see how things would fall in place. now I sold BOTH my PB's and bought a Surface RT tablet, and am I ever glad I did! this tablet is so fun and easy to use that I can honestly say that I don't look back (or regret) on the PB anymore! but the funny thing is, the RT reminds me of the playbook so much as in it gets bashed by the icrapple and android fanboys just like the playbook used to! all the misconceptions and lies that have been posted on the internet is just mind blowing! LOL this device is the Best quality and design that I have ever had the pleasure of owning! even the keyboard is brilliantly designed and implemented! now I enjoy making wallpapers for my RT and share them on the Surface forum...
    09-01-13 09:35 PM
  19. sklotz2000's Avatar
    As a member of the choir, I completely agree!
    09-01-13 09:44 PM
  20. beman39's Avatar
    As a member of the choir, I completely agree!
    AAAAMEEEN brother! lmao
    09-01-13 10:13 PM
  21. beman39's Avatar
    Be patience, once our Playbook dies we will cross over. No need for the hard sell.
    not trying to hard sell anything, just telling it like it is, and I'm not trying to make you cross over if you wanna stick with the PB then that's YOUR prerogative...but the way I feel is that there is better tablets out there that DESERVE your attention.
    09-01-13 10:18 PM
  22. Anjohl's Avatar
    Mine is a superpowered digital comic reader, used for email/ebay/facebook and video streaming occasionally. It was well worth the $60 I paid. That is really the big story, the fact that you can get such a superpowered tablet for so cheap since it has "failed".
    09-02-13 02:06 AM
  23. Leary's Avatar
    I still use mine daily also... I just wish the camera hadn't died
    09-02-13 09:19 AM
  24. FF22's Avatar
    I still use mine daily also... I just wish the camera hadn't died
    Did you try contacting bb? In SOME cases they have fixed the camera issue even when the warranty had expired. No promises.

    The PB has a one year warranty to the original purchaser. It also has 90 free Tech support. I do not know how Rim deals with "quasi-tech support v. warranty"

    Rim Support
    Tel:
    Canada Toll Free: 1-877-644-8405
    United States Toll Free: 1-877-644-8410
    Puerto Rico Toll Free: 1-855-651-4936
    Email: playbooksupport@blackberry.com (this route generally does not work and a call is necessary)

    (UK Support) 0800 096 2805

    Playbook French Support
    Smartphones BlackBerry Z10 - Tous les Tlphones Portables BlackBerry - FR - France
    Phone : 0800 914 533 (within 90 days from activation)

    BlackBerry Customer Support Center
    Austria:0800-297-476
    Belgium:800-77-980
    RIM (Brasil Support toll free number): 0800-022-3161
    Bulgaria: 00800-118-1115
    Denmark: 802-50198
    France: 800-914-533
    Germany: 800-181-6530
    Italy: 800-789-272
    Luxembourg: 800-2-2187
    Netherlands: 800-022-7316
    Norway: 00-1-647-426-7058
    Poland: 00-800-112-43-59
    Portugal: 800-827-760
    Russia: 8-800-100-9643
    South Africa: 0800988892
    Spain: 900-866-969
    Sweden: 02-079-4448
    Switzerland: 0-800-802-492
    United Kingdom: 08000962805

    Phone-Numbers of BlackBerry PLAYBOOK- Helpdesks...

    Germany: 0800 1816530 (Gebhrenfrei)

    North-America: 1 877 255 2377 (Toll Free)

    UK: 0808 100 7466 (Toll Free UK only)

    Outside UK: +44 1753 558400

    Worldwide: 1 519 888 6181

    help@blackberry.com

    (BTW: Helpdesk for BlackBerry devices -except PlayBook- for Germany:
    0180 3302626)
    09-02-13 10:04 AM
  25. Rllli's Avatar
    I still use the playbook daily at work bridged to 9810. I use citrix receiver to review patient charts and test results. Still a great tablet.
    09-02-13 10:17 AM
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