the good thing about the BB Playbook is its solid built and feels comfortable to hold and not slippery. the stereo speakers has a nice sound. the bad thing about it is it has only limited free apps and games to download for free unlike the app store(apple-ios) and google play store (android) which offers tons of free apps ang games download. this is the reason why only few people decide to buy this tablet. I personally like this tablet but I might sell it soon because of the limited free downloadable. most of the free are rubbish and totally worthless. I admire this tablet's multi-tasking feature. I just hope that Blackberry store gets more free games and apps and gets the BB10 software update because honestly the blackberry world (store) of this tablet totally sucks, lame and boring.
zoe, s.a , 25 Feb 2013I'm so interested in buying this play book but seems like doesn't accept sims so how do I soci... moreNot that experienced with blackberry. All your answers can be answered if you Google. PlayBook has a pin but there is no messenger facility I can see.
if you connect a bb phone through bridge to PlayBook you can BBM, email and see phone contacts on PlayBook.
If you want to whatsapp you will have to enter a phone number manually into whatsapp. If the number is already subscribed then you will have to pay for whatsapp for 2 devices to use one whatsapp number. That's what I've experienced.
Whatsapp is not officially available on PlayBook so you might have to convert the Android application. I've not tested it.
There are twitter apps but I don't tweet so I don't know how good they are.
There is a fb application but it has a bug. It doesn't show profile pics in the feeds
The browser is capable so you can webchat using that. If you want to know the apps available for webchat then Go to blackberry world website and choose device type to view apps
not good, 24 Feb 2013Good tablet but without apps you will soon get bored. If anyone wants to buy it, first make su... moreI'm so interested in buying this play book but seems like doesn't accept sims so how do I socialaz yet still connected to my network fellaz.can one use BIS in this play book? Bbm me plz for some advices here's my bbm pin:2A796170. Does it bbm,whatsapp,tweet,fb,wechat I want something that can do that but be a blackberry and be a tablet.
Good tablet but without apps you will soon get bored. If anyone wants to buy it, first make sure the apps you frequently use are on there.
The tablet just works but if you are accustomed to android then you will find a lot of options and settings missing
hello good aftunun avery bady very nice and very hot breand this black berry playbook ok
This device has 32G not nothing outside bb apps can not be downloaded to it,this is crap
I bought 2 playbook here in the UAE. I am planning to bring one to the Philippines as a gift. Just recently one of them refused to turn on and charge. I tried all sorts of methods described in the net but none of them worked. So I brought it back to where I purchased it. They in turn delivered it to the repair center. The center replaced my unit stating that it had a faulty engine. Is this a common occurrence with the playbook? Is there reason to think that my other playbook would have the same problem? Now I am afraid to bring them to the philippines because they are not covered by international warranty.
no you do not need a bb handset,internet tethering can also help you to connect to internet,the only thing that you need is a phone which has a bluetooth option in it
ArcAzoresPT, 13 Feb 2013Been using my PB for about 2 months and like it but it is not perfect...
Today I got notice o... moreSoftware update v184.108.40.2066
Includes the following updates for the W-Fi only PlayBook:
Improvements to Gmail® and Yahoo!® account setup services
Enhancements to browser performance
Audio Boost update to comply with European Standard 'EN 60950-1/A12'
Renaming of BlackBerry App World™ storefront to BlackBerry® World™ storefront
can I use dis device in my car as a GPS navigator,as it is non-cellular. plz tell me...should I go for it or not...I ll b vry thankful !!! waiting fr reply !!!
Been using my PB for about 2 months and like it but it is not perfect...
Today I got notice of update 220.127.116.116, anybody knows what this is about?
By the why, today I got my BB leather journal case for it and I am a bit disappointed to say the least. Leather? In which universe?
So, with the CES release of new BlackBerry gear, we note that PlayBook will -soon- have a BlackBerry OS10 upgrade available... Details? And, if not now, WHEN?
Areess, 25 Jan 2013I want to buy bb playbook, but i hv a question.. How do i connect to internet on playbook if i... moreyeah u can use internet without wifi but for that u need a bb handset . connect it through bridge software and enjoy
I just started to use BB and Playbook for a week ...
Inside the "Playbook - Blackberry Bridge Message", I can read message, I can download attachments, but then when it state " Tag to open", no matter how I tag where I tag, it just did not open.
But I can open all in Blackberry, of course.
My Playbook version is 2.1 and it comes with Doc-to-go.
Any suggestions are deeply appreciated.
jay, 07 Feb 2013How does it function? Do I have to have a blackberry phone paired with the play book before it... moreThis Playbook is wi-fi only version. It works on wi-fi (if available in your zone) without BB phone. No need for BB phone to have PB.
Owuxyz , 04 Feb 2013Playbook is an awesome device/tablet, as a fanatic fan of blackberry and a proud owner of play... moreHow does it function? Do I have to have a blackberry phone paired with the play book before it can work or can it work on its own?
Areess, 25 Jan 2013I want to buy bb playbook, but i hv a question.. How do i connect to internet on playbook if i... moreThere is an APP on bb called BRIDGE..u install it on ur handset,,,u turn ur bluetooth on..on both ur bb handset and ur playbook..u create a link (bridge) and vallaa...u set..free internet (bis)..
Playbook is an awesome device/tablet, as a fanatic fan of blackberry and a proud owner of playbook and bold i cannot wait for the launch of the playbook os upgrade to os 10. It's perfect for a place like Port Harcourt City, Nigeria.
Areess, 01 Feb 2013 and what if I have a nokia handset?Using software you will be use a wifi router of your mobile phone can run internet in playbook