why don't you guys add GSM feature on this, (blackberry playbook) if have umm willing to buy
For the price its a great piece of kit. £250 for 64Gb is very attractive.
In terms of apps, I used Good E Reader to get Android apps that have been converted for use on the Playbook.
Great definition from display, great speed, good browser and finally some decent apps is making this a good alternative to the rather cumbersome (to me) iPad at half the price of the iPad.
blackberry application is very limited, if you are pleased with the software / application, better you choose tablet with android system.
Blackberry tablet is more suitable for women.
tina, 23 Apr 2012Can i use internet on d plybuk via data cards??plzz rply.....yes u can by using any data card..
Abadi, 18 Apr 2012i have heard the new in GSM blog about the new update, does it include arabic language?Update: Still no Arabic Support for Playbook, now officially its been a whole year of promises of updates but nothing happen all the users in Middle East are suffering due to this issue and in the end some defective executive make statements says “I don’t know why the sales of BB products are not doing so well” well this is one of them not to mention high priced useless apps after that they say U can install Android apps 1) First not all apps are comparable to PB. 2) Why would I buy PB in the first I can get any Android tablet end of story.
Ach company has its own character except BB they just do whatever it can to save their asses without thinking of the company image
the tablet is d best so far. much better and more convenient than an ipad. dumped my ipad for a playbook, and its worth it.
I don't understand, most people say that os 2.0 is awesome. I just upgraded my playbook to os 2.0 and now I'm experiencing so much lag when playing youtube video. Am I the only one?
I own the playbook and an ipad 2. And the playbook is just better than the ipad 2. Unless of course, you have a problem with a 7 inch screen. And face it, the new ipad really doesnt provide for a much different experience than the ipad 2. Its just the screen thats better and in all honestly it didnt have to be. The ipad 2s screen is pretty good. So well, there you have it. Take your pick. Playbook is just the best bang for your buck imo.
i have heard the new in GSM blog about the new update, does it include arabic language?
the only problem with blackberry is its OS. the data charges are too high for blackberry compared others.. that too apps are limited
Me, my boss and 3 of my colleague bought a new unit of playbook here in the philippines. during my initial set-up.. the playbook perform well.. then, my girlfriend was amazed with friendly browsing of the unit so she purchased within 3 days. i voluntary assist her in installing the the OS. and then after a day.. she was using it in perfect condition.. my boss saw my new gadget and asked me to order a unit for him, same with colleague in my office. a day after, my boss playbook encounter a problem during initial set-up. thus, the store was force to replace the unit with a new one. the other two playbook was running finely.. two weeks after i purchased my unit. i encounter a problem on the camera. a red line appears in front camera very visible when are taking pictures in the playbook monitor. same problem was encounter by my girl friend after 5 days.. then, suddenly my playbook was unable to open. it was on holy thursday of 2012. and in good saturday. i have try to turn-on my playbook. i am planning to let the technician checks my unit. suddenly, it operates normally, charging is ok, browsing, and sound and movies are playing nicely, after a day after, it is totally black out. not charging, cannot open the device.. same problem was encounted by my officemate. so, we when to the shop, and the shop replace the unit with new playbook. now, am starting to settin-up the O.S, same with y office mate..i am just hopeful that it will never happen again. and also the rest of the playbook will have better performance.. btw, my girlfriend playbook camera at this monent has a redline. we are planning to return also her unit when she arrive in manila soon.
rst, 16 Apr 2012It is a brilliant piece of kit. The new OS 2.0 is smooth and packs a nice overall experience. ... moreWhat about making a break and try the new iPad? Then you can retun to admire the PlayBook as long as you wish.
It is a brilliant piece of kit. The new OS 2.0 is smooth and packs a nice overall experience. The sound is loud and clear at the same time. The screen is even better (dare I say) than the Ipad2. Battery is decent.
Obviously it could do with more apps in the market but it is always slow to get the ball rolling on a new OS. Eventually they will start coming in the market and I am fine by that.
Overall, it is the best buy if you are on a budget. But it does more than just justice to your budget.
With the price reduction, you can't go wrong. At a $199 price tag, it comes in cheaper than any other tablet on the market. Don't let the low price fool you though, the specs and features keep up with it's competitors.
I was in the midst of upgrading from my 9700 but was lucky to come across this device. With it's seamless integration to my BlackBerry device, it makes for a wonderful BB experience. Tethering on a flash enabled device is what had me sold.
ARuN, 15 Apr 2012Guyz, does the BB's Play Book support video calling....???if you consider video calling only Skype application, then the answer is NO.
there is no Skype for Playbook. However, there are options for video calling. Anyone whoi has Playbook there is excelent quality video call app called Videochat or Comwave, or V-mobile. Another option for video call is to use multi cross ReelPortal, which runs under Adobe Flash and has full capability of vocie /video call for anyone who has Flash web browser. Out of my experience there is plenty of android tablets, which can run Skype, but cannot make video call.