1. billy88n's Avatar
    I wanted a playbook for christmas when they were on sale for 199 . Wife put the kibosh on that when we saw it at the store she said it was pretty much the same device as the archos 5 that I already have. Being a blackberry newbie I couldnt sell her on the playbook. I really like the archos 5 it is great for what i use it for , but it is a dated device . I want the playbook for bridging with my torch and and dual cameras for video chat.
    So give me the strengths of the playbook I can sell her on . It would mostly be used for multimedia and communications. Help me out here !
    01-03-12 07:23 PM
  2. BBplaybookJS's Avatar
    Get a new wife.
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    01-03-12 07:29 PM
  3. billy88n's Avatar
    Get a new wife.
    thats a lot more expensive than a 64g playbook
    01-03-12 07:36 PM
  4. jafobabe's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums!

    Check out the Newbie Tips and Tricks for the Playbook, by clicking below my signature..
    It was compiled by the knowledgeable posters from this forum.

    And let your wife see this too... tons of info
    Enjoy!
    BERaddict likes this.
    01-03-12 07:50 PM
  5. phonejunkie.org's Avatar
    I believe I just saw somewhere that all play books were on sale for 299.99

    Follow me on twitter for up to date blackberry news @MikePhoneJunkie
    01-03-12 07:52 PM
  6. mwyattea's Avatar
    Well, if you're using a BB phone already you can pull the Bridge argument (i.e., think of the $360 a year you'll save on data plans - at this price it's costing you money not to buy a PB).
    Ric01, hpjrt, jafobabe and 1 others like this.
    01-03-12 07:54 PM
  7. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Like phones and everything else that people come in here stating such things like "Convince me", "Help me make up my mind" about..

    If you (or your wife) need to be convinced, it's not for you.

    Read this, make up your own mind.

    As for the PlayBook sale, yes -- they are on sale now.

    PS: Welcome to CrackBerry, worst case if your wife isn't down with buying a PlayBook -- you can always just do it anyway lol.
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    01-03-12 07:55 PM
  8. jafobabe's Avatar
    I believe I just saw somewhere that all play books were on sale for 299.99

    Follow me on twitter for up to date blackberry news @MikePhoneJunkie
    Check out ShopBlackBerry.com
    and here is the thread from this forum....


    http://forums.crackberry.com/blackbe...ry-com-683880/


    All three sizes for the same price!!
    Last edited by jafobabe; 01-03-12 at 08:05 PM.
    01-03-12 07:56 PM
  9. CanadianThomas's Avatar
    easy, it has flash and stereo speakers so it is the best damn porn surfer there ever was.

    no really. it has stereo speakers and a superior screen to all making it an amazing multimedia machine. the battery life is great. the size makes it way more portable then the icork and as such youll get more use and enjoyment from it. the cameras are very good and it takes amazing video. the built in mic sounds great for video chat and for recording in general. its a great ereader and with the brightness of the screen you can turn it down for amazing battery life. it has a very good os on it that is getting better all the time, not just by adding a few useless features but with some great code being written to make the platform great in the long run. its very secure and has blackberry behind it, not google letting in malware all the time. the texture of the back of the playbook is much nicer than the ipad, by a long shot. the interface design of swiping the bezel instead of a home button is great and more intuitive. it has a hdmi jack. it can bridge to a BB phone and that is sooooooo killer, i even get my sms on the playbook. on a pillow in bed its great where as an ipad is too big. i have an ipad2 for my son, so i know. it has a cool magnetic power thing on the bottom for the charge stand, very cool. you can navigate the files, unlike ipad.

    did you buy one yet? if you dont, ill keep going. lol.
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    01-03-12 09:59 PM
  10. Ric01's Avatar
    I wanted a playbook for christmas when they were on sale for 199 . Wife put the kibosh on that when we saw it at the store she said it was pretty much the same device as the archos 5 that I already have. Being a blackberry newbie I couldnt sell her on the playbook. I really like the archos 5 it is great for what i use it for , but it is a dated device . I want the playbook for bridging with my torch and and dual cameras for video chat.
    So give me the strengths of the playbook I can sell her on . It would mostly be used for multimedia and communications. Help me out here !
    1) mwyattea' great point about saving $360 in dataplan

    2) If your wife likes soap operas and if she misses some episodes, the playbook will be a great tool for her to catch up on her missed soap operas episodes. While watching the Playbook in bed at her leisure, she can hold the PB with one hand and use the other hand to eat pop corn, while you promise her to pop some free flowing pop corn for her if she let you buy the PB

    3) You can download scratch pad on the PB to take quick notes of her requests so that on your way home, you will not forget to pick up a jug of milk, a dozen eggs and a bag of pop corn

    4) The flash accessibility of the PB will enable you to watch the occasional "educational videos" to give you some inspiration and breathe new ideas to be a better husband. Tell her that the Playbook will make you a better husband all round, meeting all her needs which may be difficult to achieve with other tablets.
    Last edited by Ric01; 01-03-12 at 10:20 PM.
    01-03-12 10:15 PM
  11. blackjack93117's Avatar
    Tell her it will pick up your socks off the floor and do your laundry.

    If that doesn't do it, there are at least two threads in here about wives buying husbands playbooks for Christmas - show her those. No don't, asking for trouble.

    better idea - find an excuse in here as to how it will pay for itself:
    I bumped it in your honor.


    http://forums.crackberry.com/blackbe...-money-666325/

    .
    Last edited by blackjack93117; 01-03-12 at 10:37 PM.
    01-03-12 10:27 PM
  12. AggreX's Avatar
    easy, it has flash and stereo speakers so it is the best damn porn surfer there ever was. )
    Thats the best advice for the OP along with keeping the wife because its cheaper so buy the PB @199=real bargain...... think of all the possibilities when you are home alone and all the fun you will have! The PB allows you to surf securely/safely...just clean up there won't be a trace on the PB.
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    01-03-12 10:48 PM
  13. Lead_Express's Avatar
    at the price I paid for my Playbook, it is easily worth it. The fact that it has great video shooting, amazing UI, and internet access everywhere I go (thanks to bridge) makes it the total package for meeting my tablet wants-even before OS2.
    01-03-12 10:53 PM
  14. Smiley88's Avatar
    If you have kids then tell her it is cheaper than hiring a babysitter.
    01-03-12 11:37 PM
  15. tipeterone96's Avatar
    Selling a Slightly used Blackberry Playbook 16GB with a very nice Otter box defender series case for $300 but can still be negotiate
    01-16-12 12:52 AM
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