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    BlackBerry PlayBook Power Button Criticism Exposed


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    Were you under the impression from early reviews that the PlayBook's power button was basically going to be useless? After reading over many of the first reviews on the PlayBook, I was sold that I was not going to be using the power button, and that it was the worst piece of hardware on the device. Until... I got my hand on the tablet myself. I then realized that the PlayBook's power button is by far the best I have seen on a tablet. It does take bit more pressure to push than the iPad's power button, but that's what one would want in a power button to protect against accidental pushes. All the criticisms that it was "too hard to push", "had to dig my nail at it", "didn't stick out far enough", were simply over exaggerations in my opinion. As I demonstrate in the video above, you won't have to worry about using the power button. In fact, I never even noticed it was a problem since I laid hands on the tablet. How about you? Agree?, disagree? Let us know.



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    Nice video! It should help future PlayBook customers a bit...

    BTW, Congrats man! Is that the 16GB version?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabisgeek View Post
    Nice video! It should help future PlayBook customers a bit...

    BTW, Congrats man! Is that the 16GB version?
    Yea, it's a 16GB.



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    Thanks, that is so easy. I guess that people saw the power button and assumed (without touching it) that it looked difficult to use. People just gotta complain about new things I guess.

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    Yeah the power button really is not that big of deal, mine sleeps after a certain amount of time which is fine.



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    BB Playbook ROCKS! :-B

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    Totally agree!

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    Completely agree, power button is a non-issue for me, never even noticed it. As with others, read the reviews and went hmm, that's a pain, but after getting it in my hands well.... works just fine. Also like the swipe across screen to wake up from sleep mode, what would be really nice is a swipe bottom up to put into sleep, swipe down, on, swipe up off. Yes grasshopper you are learning well.

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