if you connect this device to your BB phone, does it use your BIS or would you need a data plan?
I updated mine here in ksa but there is no video chat, someone please help
I received my 64GB Playbook last Friday and have been using it nonstop since then. I mostly use it for music and reading PDFs. I already have a phone that has my contacts but once I p/u a BB phone to replace the android that I just don't like, I will use the BB bridge between the PB and the BB.
I love the native Flash and my hub noticed how the movies do not interrupt and buffer unlike other tablets. I appreciate the processor speed since I also use Word and Excel (also included in this beauty), read a lot of books online and might also have two other programs working. No delays. Awesome.
The fact that you can Bluetooth files to it is awesome! The transfer of files is flawless, as if I plugged in a flash drive and just drag and drop.
The size is perfect to use my hands to swipe and type. I wouldn't want the larger 10"; in fact I'd bought a Viewsonic 10" and used it for a few months and it was too big, too much like a laptop so I got rid of it.
The quality and feel of the Playbook is top notch. It isn't too light to appear cheap or too heavy to be clunky.
I don't use many apps (no, not even Skype) so I don't care of Playbook has them. Plus I heard they have opened up to allowing Android apps on BB.
All in all this tablet gives me exactly what I wanted and I am 100% happy.
sim slot should be there.no use of tab without sim slot.(completely depend on wi fi network or other blacberry device to connect internet)
sarichi, 16 Oct 2012I assumed that you are from India. You had mentioned that you have paired the playbook with BB... moreHi.Well After the receipt of mini keyboard My efficiency is increased twice PLUS it gives a style too.Probably I am among the first few who got it India.After a heavy search I digged it on best buy. If you love your playbook I will say it is a must have accessory.
Good quality, but lack of critical apps that I have been using on android make it useless to me. Have had for over 1 yr. Will now put it in closet and get a samsung or nexus. Now understand why their businee model is falling apart.
Anonymous, 20 Oct 2012Please who has an idea when Blackberry will come up with a new Playbook; with new updates and ... moreRIM already have released 4G LTE with better specifications. What more specifications you are looking for? All PB will get BB OS 10 for which everybody is waiting.
balli, 21 Oct 2012Do not buy the blackberry. PlayBook because it doesn't has any Apps for example Skype there is... moreSeems you are only looking for Skype. Don't blame PB or BB if Skype don't have support them. Better you go for some cheap Android tablet. PB is for professionals.
with due respects to the legendary BB phones;
though look wise the play book swatisfies everybody- miserably fails in all the aspects in comparision to android powered devcices;
you can not install any of the essential apps w r t business ( android suppors )
neither the app store has business apps not it satisfies the so called fancy apps
with a heavy heart im migrating from BB to android after using BB devices for the past 9 years.
it is suggested to BB to have a tie up with Google to be in busineess or do something else.
this is the order of the day
feman, 19 Oct 2012plz reply me what i have should to buy this or galaxy tab 2 7.0 P3110 ??Do not buy the blackberry. PlayBook because it doesn't has any Apps for example Skype there isn't in the appstore which means it's not possible to install apk file format applications.
Please who has an idea when Blackberry will come up with a new Playbook; with new updates and better specs?
I like Samsung Galaxy Tab/Note. But BlackBerry PlayBook is also interesting with BlackBerry Services. Two ways to connect BlackBerry PlayBook. You can connect your BlackBerry mobile with BlackBerry PlayBook and get all services and as well with wifi connection also. If the price of BlackBerry PlayBook is much cheaper than go for it otherwise Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 P3110
plz reply me what i have should to buy this or galaxy tab 2 7.0 P3110 ??
bodunrin, 17 Oct 2012can i ping with my blackberry play if yes pls how, pls i need help. email@example.comYes, you can use the BBM when you have your BB phone connected to the playbook thereby setting up the blackberry bridge. Aside using the BBM, with the latest update of 184.108.40.2062, you can send and receive text messages on your PlayBook.
And yes, I finally took delivery of my Playbook last week. I must confess it's lived up to its billing. I've been so addicted to it ever since. In fact, my wife is scared of my new better half.
The blackberry bridge has come in so handy when I find myself where I have no access to a wifi network. With my BlackBerry phone, I don't miss a thing. It should be pointed out that one doesn't necessarily need a BB phone to connect the PlayBook to the Internet. As long as you have a phone that has bluetooth connectivity and a data plan running, you're good to go.
In the meantime, my new love story continues.
can i ping with my blackberry play if yes pls how, pls i need help. firstname.lastname@example.org
Ambrish Soni, 15 Oct 2012Hi friends,I have recently brought playook and would like to mention I am well satisfied with ... moreI assumed that you are from India. You had mentioned that you have paired the playbook with BB mini keyboard. Please advise where I can get BB mini keyboard? I am searching for the same since long time for my PB. If you have original BB keyboard or any other android keyboard which is compatible with PB? Please guide.
There might be other devices with more to offer but the playbook along with blackberry bridge makes this a solid device.really happy with mine
Hi friends,I have recently brought playook and would like to mention I am well satisfied with the device.I have paired the playbook with BB mini keyboard and BB curve 9320 3G vodafone carrier.I have wi fi at my works and home and when in travel I tether playbook with my phone 3G and noteworthy to mention I get amazing internet speed.Its a great organizer,my all needs like BBM,mails,FB,twitter,maills,calender,video conferences,linkedin,ebay,banking, and ebooks are satisfied with this.it has got amazing graphics experience-if you are gamer then this device is 'you should have'.
What's going on here... I've updated my OS to 220.127.116.112 and the cameras and video not working. How am I going to use the camera and video when it is not working... when it was running on 2.0 everything seems to be fine... but now... When is the fix. Can anyone help me on this. I've tried wipe and still doesn't work...