1. HKSpeed's Avatar
    I'm curious how many of you PB owners also own other tablets, and what you use the PB for (versus the tablets)?
    06-20-12 06:39 PM
  2. KennethD's Avatar
    I have a toshiba thrive as well as the pb. I use the pb for work as they provide us with bb phones.

    life is better with root.
    06-20-12 06:52 PM
  3. Marty_LK's Avatar
    I did have an iPad in addition to my 64GB PB. But I traded the iPad for an ASUS Transformer TF300 tablet. I use it as a home PC because I also got the keyboard dock and I use a BT mouse with it. My PB goes with me wherever I go that I will need convenient use of it. Mainly as a bible reader and a video player as well as game player.
    06-20-12 06:56 PM
  4. cdelcampo216's Avatar
    There's an Amazon Kindle Fire in our home which makes backup for media like Amazon Prime or if I want to watch something on Netflix. I don't really use it for anything else. I have an iPod touch too, but the kids have pretty much taken over it. I'm saving up for an iPad 3 or if they release a 7" version. Who knows... Maybe ill find an HP Touch Pad for under $200 soon.
    06-20-12 07:48 PM
  5. ffejrobins30's Avatar
    I've got an iPad2 that my wife uses. We mainly use both of them for Web browsing and games.

    I actually use my PB a lot at work to access online tech manuals while on the road. I'm a driveability and smog mechanic in California, where we have some of the strictest smog regulations. Being able to access vehicle specific information while out driving a vehicle makes my job so much easier and has allowed me to increase my billable hours by approximately 25%. It's been an amazing asset to have for work. My wife's iPad2 can't even bring up the website that the tech manuals are on.
    06-20-12 08:36 PM
  6. herculesinwyoming's Avatar
    Galaxy note. Does that count?
    on dolphin browser it is almost as good as playbook, just faster
    06-20-12 08:48 PM
  7. blue quill's Avatar
    There are other tablets?

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    06-20-12 08:53 PM
  8. BigAl_BB9900's Avatar
    I 'technically' own an iPad2, though in reality this is her ladyship's personal tablet

    Before I got the PB, I did use the iPad, though mainly to stream movies from my Western Digital NAS when I was convalescing (it was really good at streaming from the NAS, much better than the PB is - still waiting for DLNA.....)

    My biggest problem with the iPad was that I didn't find it very portable (too large, too heavy - I have back problems which make lifting an issue - and holding it up in bed to watch movies was a hassle)

    Madam is a senior doc and and generally uses the iPad for:
    • instead of a laptop for short trips/seminars (it has a 3G SIM card)
    • messaging, IM, SKYPE
    • specialist medical apps (the big screen is especially excellent for diagnostic imaging)


    I mainly use the PlayBook as a day-to-day laptop replacement, for things that the screen on my BB are too small for, eg:
    • email
    • word/excel editing
    • powerpoint presentations (HDMI output and Bridge Remote Control are fantastic)
    • pdf viewing (especially for big/complex diagrams)
    • web browsing (especially for large images)


    The PlayBook is both portable and secure - two of my mandatory requirements when I was researching which tablet to buy

    I also use the PlayBook for:
    • watching movies on the go
    • watching movies on HDMI when travelling (eg plug into the hotel TV - though some hotels unfortunately lock down their HDMI ports)
    • keeping friend's children occupied (movies, BBC children's tv, simple games like hangman, What's Up, etc - the children tend to prefer the PB to the iPad because the size & weight of the PB are more child-friendly)


    What I would love in the next OS release for the PlayBook:
    • Skype
    • DLNA
    • Scrabble
    • Yahoo IM
    Last edited by BigAl_BB9900; 06-20-12 at 09:05 PM. Reason: typo
    06-20-12 09:01 PM
  9. anon(106603)'s Avatar
    so let's start with 2 PBs - 32G and 64G, ipad 2 and new ipad, HP Slate 500 (Win 7), Samsung Galaxy 8.9, Nook Color, Grid 10, Fujitsu Stylistic and NEC Ultralite (WIN XP) and of course the Newton MessagePad 2000. Looking forward to Win 8 tablets to see what they offer. I've learned the 8.9.- 10 in size works best for my business requirements. I've had the PB since intital release and its moved from 1st place for my needs. For me its more of a tablet PDA and redundant to my BB 9900.
    06-20-12 09:35 PM
  10. Steel361's Avatar
    Ipod touch 2G for music, online banking, bill pay reminder,Samsung galaxy tab 2.7 wife uses it, PB for Web browsing at home and work, news reading, gaming, watching YouTube, it goes with me to work every day, I wish it had memory expansion and could access hard drives trough usb but meh, oh Laptop for DJ at family parties that's it.
    06-20-12 11:34 PM
  11. KOOLWATER's Avatar
    I have an Ipad2 and 2 playbooks in our household. The wife and I use the playbooks and the kids (6 and 2) uses the Ipad
    06-20-12 11:41 PM
  12. lcjr's Avatar
    I have the Playbook 16GB I use for work and the wife uses an Ipad2 for browsing, checking bank accounts, etc...
    06-21-12 01:11 AM
  13. gojira5150's Avatar
    WiFi Xoom (GED WITH ICS) - This is my main tablet that I use on a daily basis as I truly enjoy ICS. Has more Apps than the PB.

    PLAYBOOK 16GB - Use mainly for work and for celebrations (just used to Video Record my son's Kindergarten Graduation). The PB is excellent for Video Recording, and then showing on an HDMI equipped HDTV. I believe OS 2.1 & QNX are GREAT & can't wait for BB10.

    Kindle Fire - I use it for ereading & my 6 year old son uses it for Netflix.

    HTC EVO VIEW 4G - Was using it extensively for work (Stylus Pen is exceptional with Evernote). Still use it for work when Evernote is required.
    06-21-12 01:50 AM
  14. BlazorBoy's Avatar
    Hers is an iPad. In some ways better than my pb. Often gets wifi signal when pb will not, especially in hotels when we travel. Also it gets Netflix.
    06-21-12 02:04 AM
  15. rotorwrench's Avatar
    We started with iPad1 (daughter's) then iPad2(wife's), GalaxyTab 10.1(mine), daughter then sold iPad1 and bought iPad2, I sold the Tab and bought my PB. Wife bought PB, daughter sold iPad2 and bought a PB. Now three PBs in the house and an iPad2,which now is rarely used. The uses are pretty much for everything except some tech apps I use my laptop for. My music ripping, burning and archiving, is done on a PC I've converted to a music server.
    Last edited by rotorwrench; 06-21-12 at 02:16 AM.
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    06-21-12 02:07 AM
  16. JLH1245's Avatar
    I have 2 pb's and 2 android tablets. Just use the android for skype, everything else I use the pb.
    06-21-12 02:09 AM
  17. PiotrJot's Avatar
    My main tablet is PB 64GB
    My other tablet is PB 16GB, as my son would not let me take mine on the business trips ;-)
    06-21-12 05:41 AM
  18. ryshhh's Avatar
    Got a 64gb PB and a 64gb iPad2. iPad is only for games and the occasional movie. PB is for everything else.

    Love the size and the way it feels.

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9900 using Tapatalk
    06-21-12 07:37 AM
  19. pronomad's Avatar
    Me: 32 GB PB to go with my office-issue BB. I bought a 7-inch Galaxy Tab 2.0 (the latest "budget" version) for Madame. My PB goes with me everywhere; I use it at the office for meetings, note-taking, e-mail, scheduling, etc. At home or when traveling it's a laptop replacement: surfing the web, watching videos, listening to music, games, etc.

    Neither Madame nor I are impressed with the Samsung. She mostly uses it for watching videos, some games, and book/Bible reading. Sure, it looks pretty and feels OK in the hand. However, I find the OS to be confusing, cumbersome, and laggy. The cache fills up quickly, slowing/stopping the browser, and it's a pain to clear as it must be done app by app (if anyone knows a faster way please share); wifi antenna is not as strong as the PB; screen is not as nice or as bright as the PB; many times she is unable to access sites/download while my PB performs flawlessly.

    I got the Galaxy so she could try out Android, because she wanted something very light, and also because she might want to Skype, but lately I'm wishing I had gotten her a PB as well.
    06-21-12 07:52 AM
  20. pronomad's Avatar
    Me: 32 GB PB to go with my office-issue BB. I bought a Galaxy Tab 2.0 (the latest "budget" version) for Madame. My PB goes with me everywhere; I use it at the office for meetings, note-taking, e-mail, scheduling, etc. At home or when traveling it's a laptop replacement: surfing the web, watching videos, listening to music, games, etc.

    Neither Madame nor I are impressed with the Samsung. She mostly uses it for watching videos, some games, and book/Bible reading. However, I find the OS to be cumbersome and laggy: cache fills up quickly and clearing it is a pain as it must be done app by app (if anyone knows a faster way please share); wifi antenna is not as strong as the PB; screen is not as nice as the PB; many times she is unable to access sites/download while my PB performs flawlessly.

    I got the Galaxy so she could try out Android, because she wanted something very light, and also because she might want to Skype, but lately I'm wishing I had gotten her a PB as well.
    06-21-12 07:54 AM
  21. therapyreject174's Avatar
    Besides my PlayBook, I own a dual-boot Touchpad.

    I use my PlayBook for everything. Currently, my Touchpad is glued to a wall and serves as an expensive clock.

    I bought the Touchpad on a crazy whim right after the price cuts and was originally going to sell it, but shortly after that my PlayBook had to be RMA'ed, so the Touchpad filled in. I like WebOS and the screen and speakers are solid, but the 10 inch tablets just aren't for me.
    06-21-12 08:14 AM
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