It amazes me how stupid and clueless some people are. Why the app was created was because the devices inability to access a full web page because the lack of os browser ability to render a full page "iOS and android". I rarely use apps because the browser on the playbook can access 100% web sites unlike ios and android. Do you use a app on your laptop or desktop to view Facebook? Of course not as the browser can handle the html and so can the playbook. I own a Asus prime and the gf has a ipad, the Asus with Ics the browser loves to shut down and reboot at odd times as for the gf ipad more often she ask me to access web pages with the playbook as her ipad will not load it or parts of it. The playbook is a steal at 149 32gb I use it for work, streaming videos and audio in the car. If you want dollar store piece of crap buy an android and play with all the junk free games filled with malware and ads. If you can't afford a buck or two for a qaulity app maybe you should move back home and live off the parents...
shab , 31 Dec 2012playbook is a dustbin on which u waste money. no apps available. I bought this only for readin... morePlaybook has 2 e-book readers that work perfectly well, Kobo Reader installed and I downloaded Bookreader for Kindle,EPUB,MOBI,AZW,PDB,PRC,FB2,FB,ZIP,TXT, or CHM f0rmats
For the price, you getting everything Apple products can do, but more securely but more versatile.
Yes there are less apps, but it's growing, literally on a daily basis, especially with BB10 OS on the way.
With the HDMI connector to TV, who needs a media player.
playbook is a dustbin on which u waste money. no apps available. I bought this only for reading books but no good book reader is available on their website and u can't install third party apps
The blackberry playbook is amazing! It has great apps. And very easy to use! Although I would like it if there was more reading apps! And a question how/what do you use to get money for apps or songs???! Over all everything is awesome!
Got mine last friday.
Great build quality;
Easy to use;
Lots of ported apps out on the web;
Decent back camera, great front camera;
Awesome Multitasking and very good web browser.
Not sure about:
Battery life, sometimes feels great other a bit bellow what I expected.
No apps at App world;
Even the few that exist are mostly paid for;
Rubbish facebook app;
Can't get a video call or voip program to work (skype, viber etc);
No Tunein Radio;
No DLNA and no bluetooth file sharing (WTF?!?!?)
And finally, but not least... does Blackberry even know the meaning of the word «integration»? When I am on the video/photo gallery I can't upload anything to FB or share it(no option there and you have to open the FB app it self, not even sharing by email) and even when in the contact app (which is good) and I hit the Facebook link, it doesn't launch the FB app but it launches the web browser and that just tells you how bad that app is, how bad integration is and how good the browser is.
Not sure if I will wait for BB10 or simply send it back.
chicky, 12 Dec 2012I have playbook 16gb... I wanna ask dat how i cqn share my files from pc to my playbook..... W... moreIt officially supports the top 2 OS, which are windows and Mac through the black berry destop Manager.To Use it with Linux Ubuntu is tricky though. l think a quick Google Search should pullit UP
perry, 19 Dec 2012Playbook is definitely the king of tablets. My boss has an ipad, but he does envy my playbook ... moreThough the Playbook is nice,calling android a child's OS is a huge mistake. All the Features you just mentioned are on android as well. Though when it come to multitasking the Playbook's QNX OS dominates. Nothing comes Close in the mobile space, hell, it could compete very well in the desktop space as well. I'm considering switching from an android phone to BB10 depending on how development goes for BB10 because of how impressed l am with the playbook
olajuyigbe segun, 19 Dec 2012I just bought my playbook ..32gb. I really really really love it,am soooooooooooooooooo addict... moreYou will not regret buying a playbook,the great small tablet. BB10 will definitely come comes next year january. Even OS 2.1 is even smoother than any other OS in the market because of its QNX backbone. Imagine how BB10 will be,l just cant wait to see january 30 2013.
I just bought my playbook ..32gb. I really really really love it,am soooooooooooooooooo addicted to it nw. God help me. Waiting for the os 10...
Playbook is definitely the king of tablets. My boss has an ipad, but he does envy my playbook whenever we are the same website or whenever i am playing music. Lack of flash and java support is a game spoiler for ipad. When thinking REAL tablet,just forget about anything android,those are for kids who only need tablet for games. Talk of security, talk Html5,java,and adobe flash support. Those of you who spoke of bad experience with playbook are just being biased or you dont know how operate the device or you are not mentally stable enough to use the device. Do you know what QNX is? The best OS in the world by all standard. You will not know what you are missing until browse with ipad and playbook side by side. When playbook gives you real web experience and ipad gives you pixated page,then you will know what you are missing . Think hatters, a berry is a berry,no comparison.
blackberry playbook is the king of tablet and it is the only good tablet for gaming,photo shooting,web browsing and undefeatable for skype video chat.
slykeen, 17 Dec 2012@ femmy west how much did u buy it in nigeria money for 64gb and does it make use of sim card ... morePlaybook buying is just wastage of money.
for example, you can hv good picture in day time with camera, but you can't retrive well as no sorting option to see fast or upload to any site if pic are in hundreds.
i am user of playbook from last 6 months and wasted almost 4K for buying apps still not comfort.
go for other tablet even more costly like samsung or apple.
femmy west, 06 Dec 2012I just ordered for my playbook 64gb and I'm anxious to lay my hands on it...playbook is truely... more@ femmy west how much did u buy it in nigeria money for 64gb and does it make use of sim card please do reply I need it urgently or any body can respond