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    Should I wait for next version

    I have been looking at the ipad 2 and playbook and reading all the reviews to determine which to go with. Am now leaning toward the playbook since I am a blackberry user. Would it make more sense at this point to wait for the next version of playbook to come out before purchasing?




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    Quote Originally Posted by ptbailey View Post
    I have been looking at the ipad 2 and playbook and reading all the reviews to determine which to go with. Am now leaning toward the playbook since I am a blackberry user. Would it make more sense at this point to wait for the next version of playbook to come out before purchasing?
    This depends on how patient you are.
    Of course the next gen playbook will be better but still even if you buy the first gen you still will receive software updates if available.
    Take for instance the Bold 9700 which came installed with OS 5.0. Now this phone can run OS 6.0 like it is made for it.
    So waiting for the next gen of the playbook is a more personal question on what you are expecting from the device and does the current gen fulfill these expectation.
    By "next version", I am guessing you mean next generation short for gen
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    Thanks, i guess I am looking at using it for basic stuff. Some things I do want to do is use it for presentations. If I am conducting a seminar is it useful to have my notes and read them off the playbook? Also can I use the playbook for powerpoint presentations hooked up to a video procector?

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    As PlayBook owner I can tell you that its been a bittersweet ride. If you have the patience , and are willing to grow with the device as it matures then I would suggest you get one now. Despites its problem I cant seem to part with mine.
    The PlayBook does have the ability to present PowerPoint presentations if assuming the projector has an HDMI port. Its a great for reading your notes.
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    My favorite part about the PlayBook is the browser. The ability to experience all website content is great, making the PlayBook's browser superior to the iPad. I don't even use the Facebook app because the browser runs Facebook.com so well.

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    I love my playbook, my favorite thing about it is the browser as well. All they need now is more CODEC support to perfect its media abilities. My other fav is BBM and email via bridge. The only thing I'm trying to figure out is: How do I maximize the email in its entirety? Does anyone know?
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    I also own a Kindle, can I replace that with the playbook?

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    The PlayBook has Kobo Books which is very similar to what the Kindle has to offer in regards to ebooks Really nice actually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptbailey View Post
    I also own a Kindle, can I replace that with the playbook?
    The playbook isn't a replacement for the kindle.
    The playbook is a more multi-functional device. You can read e-books, send/receive e-mail, use BBM, listen to music, watch video etc. Keep in mind you do need to have a BB in order to use BB-connect and get the most features out of the playbook.

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    The 16Gb isnt that expensive, get it and enjoy yourself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptbailey View Post
    I also own a Kindle, can I replace that with the playbook?
    With Android Player, BB Playbook will enjoy a choice of all major "readers": Kobo, Nook, Aldiko, Moon+, FBreader, DjVu VuDroid, Cool Reader, Amazon Kindle. However, considering the product placement of BB Playbook as a business-oriented tool for professionals, I believe there should be "native" apps that can handle ppt, chm, Autodesk documents and diagrams, maps, plans, spreadsheets and the like. So, if you think about replacing Kindle with BB Playbook it will be like replacing a TI calculator with a computer.
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    I want a PlayBook, Will you buy me one Joe???

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheOnlyJrod View Post
    I want a PlayBook, Will you buy me one Joe???
    I'll buy you one if you buy me one.

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    hahahaha If I had the money i would just buy one for myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheOnlyJrod View Post
    hahahaha If I had the money i would just buy one for myself.
    Ah, but then you would miss out on having my personal signature on the box. Selling the box alone could give you enough money to buy another PlayBook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptbailey View Post
    I also own a Kindle, can I replace that with the playbook?
    You can replace your Kindle with the Playbook...but not really depending on how you use your Kindle. There are a few drawbacks to the Kobo reader. For instance, you cannot load any epub, mobi or other ebook formats into the Kobo reader, so any books that you already bought on your Kindle or other sources cannot be read on the Playbook now. You will only be limited to those books that you buy (or have bought) in the Kobo store. Amazon is supposed to be coming out with a Playbook app, but thus far it is blatantly absent. So, while the Kobo reader will be an adequate replacement for your Kindle going forward, it leaves just about all of your e-reader past out in the cold.
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