xxpenxx, 05 Jan 2012Too anyone out there who owns one of these, I'm stuck with getting this or the Dell Streak 7. ... moreGoogle Maps don't work with BB PlayBook, there is no BB PlayBook app for it and the web app gets stuck at loading the page. I was shocked when I found such bug in PlayBook browser. It has a link on its home screen to bing that works fine but not very smooth. It has embedded GPS but you still need a phone with data plan that works as router on WiFi (then probably you will use the phone for maps, more handy). Such tablet is good only for around home or for certain business applications, its screen is too small for entertainment. Yet, it's worth for $200.
Do not buy one...they have been promising apps for this thing for 8 or 9 months and still nothing of any substance...if you own a BlackBerry phone, maybe; if not, stay away...
Too anyone out there who owns one of these, I'm stuck with getting this or the Dell Streak 7.
The main function I want the tablet for, is going onto Google Maps, and using it to plan my route for my days work. As you can set destinations etc, and it helps find what addresses are closer etc.
Any comments/replies to my enquiry would be Much Appreciated!!
I dont have any black berry phone.\
Is this better for me??
Should i buy this or not???
Why there's no 3G on it? :( , & is there any other playbook wiz 3G?
Anonymous, 30 Dec 2011I have both iPad 2 and BB PlayBook. I use them regularly and I compare there features. As hard... moreThat's an awful review. I find the playbook smooth, easy to use, even when I have it loaded full, it's still quick at opening applications and very fast browsing, play youtube videos with no buffer, perhaps it's your WIFI that is the issue, not your playbook.
Jacko, 01 Jan 2012hi, Will the current model of blackberry support the upgraded software due in November which w... moreThe QNX OS v2.0 will launch by 17Feb and yes the current playbook will be updated by it aswell so that android apps can run on it.
im so enjoying my playbook i dont leave home without it, it does everything and really easy to use best thing everrrrr
dont get confused with other tabs..! the best tab now! far better than ipad!!
Akrama, 02 Jan 2012Can i Connect USB Stick for Internet browsingabsolutely u can connect any mobile modem to it n browse the net
Anonymous, 30 Dec 2011I have both iPad 2 and BB PlayBook. I use them regularly and I compare there features. As hard... moregive the playbook a chance you only seem to be focusing on the not so good points of the playbook and comparing them to the good points of the ipad. what about 5mp rear camera and a 3mp front camera both of which shoot 1080p video. twice the ram of the ipad- 1gb. true multitasking. smooth flash playback on youtube and bbc iplayer, the ipad doesn't even support flash. i'm not saying that the ipad is a bad tablet but it has it's faults aswell.
hi, Will the current model of blackberry support the upgraded software due in November which will allow installation of android apps.
Iam Lil confused whether to buy Blackberry playbook or not??....
I got Wi-fi in my flat...but on the move if i want to access net how shall I do that ..I dnt have a BB mobile..I dnt want to buy it even..
I have both iPad 2 and BB PlayBook. I use them regularly and I compare there features. As hardware and sofware quality PlayBook is similar with iPad 2, but similar not equal. However iPad 2 is better:
1. The size of screen is more contortable too the majority of people, less strain on eyes due to larger screen for almost the same resolution, we get bigger fonts in the same number on screen.
2. iPad 2 is confortable for holding it in portrait mode, best form factor for reading text. PlayBook not.
3. PlayBook is too heavy for its size thus to be kept by one hand only.
4. Even if we deactivate Flash on PlayBook the web browser is slower on PlayBook and buggy, some pages don't load to the end and if they are too long render slowly at scrolling the page.
5. Some touch commands have 1 secund latency on PlayBook or ignored, second attempt works, verified many times, iPad 2 has no such fault.
6. The battery life for the same usage on PlayBook is almost one third from iPad 2.
I do not comment the applications because th programmers community is responsible but a good and fast browser is the tresponsability of RIM for PlayBook.
Do not juge me we you do not own both devices.
For HTML5 only the browser for iPad 2 is better ever than Android's. I wish to be more competition on tablets but no equivalent so far to iPad 2.
amjad, 18 Dec 2011in my country there isn't many tablet options. so i am considering buying this, but i wonder i... more7 inch is easier to carry around than a 10 inch tablet. Blackberry Playbook will support Android apps in February. I say go for it; you will not regret that you did.
Mayank , 28 Dec 2011no sd card slot
bad operating system
bad battery backup
hig... moreno sd card slot = just finger count tablets support this . ipad,galaxy tab too .
bad camera = im weired how you reached this ! its the best camera in the tablet world . no doubt . just follow the reviewes . 0.7mp ipad ? or 720p 3GP of androids ? you have 5.0mp with a 1080p rec . even on front .
without flash = ha ?
bad operating system = GOD ! its the most powerfull OS in mobile world ! just see the multitasking ... ow .. how you say something like this ?
bad battery backup = yepp . its true ... hardly .. but not bad .
highly expensive = various in contries .