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    Thumbs up My thoughts on the Playbook

    I have been using the playbook for about 3 solid days now and here are some thoughts.
    I must say this is now my favorite tablet out of all of them. I have owned the iPad, iPad 2, Galaxy Tab, and Xoom, and Touchpad.

    1. I really like the 7" screen. This size is practical for taking with me everywhere I go. I remember telling my brother that the smaller screen size is the only thing holding me back from buying the playbook but imho I like it more then the 10" size.

    2. You know the saying "Nothing runs like a Deere", well......"Nothing runs like a Playbook." I mean this thing is MONEY, the multitasking, gestures, smoothness(thanks Mr. Dual Core). Basically Blackberry succeeded where Palm/HP failed, especially in cards/gestures/NO-LAG.

    Now I understand the apps are lacking right now but lets be real, out of all the hundred or so apps you have on your iPad/Xoom/Galaxy, which ones do you really use or have pulled up in the last 30 days.
    1) browser..........done
    2) facebook.........done
    3) movie player..........Playbook has a sick HD movie player with the sickest audio..........double done
    4) thinking.................
    5) thinking.................
    6) email..........I have 2 opinions on this, first, most of us actually manage our email from our smartphone. If you don't have one yet, go donate some plasma to pay for it :-). Second, because flash works awesome on this device it is easy to use the www while we wait for native email support(you can upload pix, vids, and docs with gmail)
    7) Netflix..........I know, it breaks me heart too, maybe someday....my daughter will be patient for only so long.
    8) Skype..........K, really, not 100% needed. Maybe if you are a business traveler and want to stay in touch with the fam.
    9) Kindle..........https://www.read.amazon.com .....done
    10) Games..........what you really mean is angry birds, don't tell me you actually bought a tablet for something greater than angry birds....but.......hopefully android player will satisfy this craving. As you can see you only REALLY use a select few, Playbook has almost all of them covered.

    I know some will disagree with me, I really believe the Playbook to be the best tablet on the market today.
    Last edited by John Daniel; 10-01-2011 at 11:33 PM. Reason: oops




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    RIM sure didn't go cheap on power.

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    Plus were fixin for a nice update here soon.

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    Can't wait for the update to 2.0
    Would love to see Skype on this

    Don't exactly know why when bridged to phone you can't see data on the mini SD card. It shows all folders but 0 bytes of data.

    Still becoming ONE w/my PB.

    I know Joe....I know....yep finally broke down and picked one up (took advantage of the price drop promotion). Now let the parrrade begin.
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    Great time to pick one up too before the v2 update coming this month. What did you get it for? The $300?

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    Yep, went with the 16gig and already filling up. Little over $300 after tax. 32 and 64 just a little to pricey right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pblakeney View Post
    Yep, went with the 16gig and already filling up. Little over $300 after tax. 32 and 64 just a little to pricey right now.
    I usually don't put a lot of music or video on mine, so 16 gigs goes a lot further for me.
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    Tonight on CBS news there was a report on one particular school system grade school using all ipds and touting the wonderful benefits of the tablet technology. Interviews with some of the students were very positive and teachers commenting on how their grades improved each week after getting the tablets. This is the kind of national exposure RIM needs showing either major key company using the PB exclusively. Children using the ipad then show the parents and grand parents and set standardization across the whole family multiplied by thousands......

    I truly hope 2.0 launches this month and ground swell of use grows. Improved marketing and full office apps along with other features needs to happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pblakeney View Post
    Tonight on CBS news there was a report on one particular school system grade school using all ipds and touting the wonderful benefits of the tablet technology. Interviews with some of the students were very positive and teachers commenting on how their grades improved each week after getting the tablets.
    Maybe they just Googled the answers during the tests. :P

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    in my opinion. i own the playbook and could tell you i love the hardware, but RIM created a blank slate with amazing hardware and thats what it just is. they havent given support and apps for people to do more with the tablet. cant believe i bought a tablet and all it can do for me is entertainment. that means i still need to carry my laptop around to do more work

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    Quote Originally Posted by eniga View Post
    in my opinion. i own the playbook and could tell you i love the hardware, but RIM created a blank slate with amazing hardware and thats what it just is. they havent given support and apps for people to do more with the tablet. cant believe i bought a tablet and all it can do for me is entertainment. that means i still need to carry my laptop around to do more work
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    Just grabbed my first PB from the recent sales. Great device but patiently waiting on 2.0 to see further improvements. I thought 7" might be too small, but seems fine for everyday use. I kind of enjoy the size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elitebb View Post
    Just grabbed my first PB from the recent sales. Great device but patiently waiting on 2.0 to see further improvements. I thought 7" might be too small, but seems fine for everyday use. I kind of enjoy the size.
    Thanks for sharing, enjoy the new device!

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    yes, thanks for sharing!

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