It would be nice if PlayBook will support:
1. Android apps
2. Phone call functionality
3. Text messaging
4. 4G support..
Here in the Philippines, Globe Telecom is the exclusive dealer but I gt disappointed to know that I can't put SIM on it.
Hotshot, 24 Aug 2011Okay so BIS through bridge gives me access to existing phone content like emails, BB messeges ... moreYes it allows you to use your existing Data plan to surf the web using the Bridge Browser on your Playbook. If you're connected to a BES you can also view links to intranet or any other networked GUI.
Hotshot, 24 Aug 2011Okay so BIS through bridge gives me access to existing phone content like emails, BB messeges ... morethe latest update allows doing everything except appworld via BIS. maybe a bug who knows. but anyway you have Bridge Web Browser
Okay so BIS through bridge gives me access to existing phone content like emails, BB messeges etc. Does it also allow me to browse via Playbook, using my BB existing data plan?
would i be able to connect to playbook using 3g network from my phone without using wifi??
dont have it as yet but id love to know wheathr it has the BIS service
I am sooooo happy with my Playbook. Bought it in Thailand while on a working holiday. For the past few weeks I've loved it immensely. It's super snappy, the browser is amazing, photos and videos are nice.
If you want to buy it, you won't regret the choice. But, wait for calendar, email and contacts to arrive. Those are some of the most important features you'll want on it.
Here are some comparisons vs. iPad and Galaxy Tab.
Best browser: BB Playbook
Best gaming platform: Galaxy Tab (iPad close second)
Best personal organiser (iPad, but as soon as Playbook is updated, it'll be a clear winner with BIS and BES, super secure email and very nice calendar).
Media device: BB Playbook (natively plays AVI's, perfect size to watch shows on while travelling, speakers are REALLY impressive).
Things I like:
Battery -- I've thrown everything I have at it, and it has never run out of steam before the very end of the day. Sometimes, with moderate browsing, I get two days on a charge).
Size -- It truly is a comfortable size to take around with. Meetings have never been this fun.
Internet connectivity -- the WiFi is complemented by internet tethering; I use bluetooth to share my Nokia's 3G connection, which is super fast, btw, and access the internet on the run. So actually there is ALWAYS a way to access the internet - just carry your phone around with you!
can i use usb 3G modules or usb Wimax with this tablet ? i found out that this tablet does have micro USB and USB trough USB/MicroUSB cord
Suck I'm so disappointed to this tabled I wish I buy iPad instead of this
KZeusR, 29 Jul 2011Blackberry Playbook does have full GPS!How does Playbook have GPS when the spec sheet indicates otherwise... are you referring to same playbook i've got? or i was a rhetorical kinda question?
Jackle_always4u, 03 Jul 2011you can use internet only via WIFI,wimax,else you need to bridge you BB handset with Playbook ... moreYou can use any cellphone that has a hot spot and connect to the internet with the playbook. I have the evo 3d and connect my playbook to it all the time. Internet is very quick, and the playbook displays all internet pages that android tablets or ipad2 can not. Email through the browser is still more secure then a native email. Besides native email only works when you have internet connection on 24/7. The playbook is a portable device. Native email doesnt do me anygood.
Medseven, 06 Aug 2011damian
When you bridge your phones data connection to a tablet, it will be billed, or use y... moreit will use your BIS dataplan without any extra charges (it even can play youtube movies via it).
the screen quality is better than apple's tablets. can't agree about the price - in EU it cost the same as iPad 2 Wifi 16GB.
When you bridge your phones data connection to a tablet, it will be billed, or use your phones inclusive data allowance.
This device has pretty much zero compatibility with apps, a not so good screen, crappy native email support. Its overpriced for what it is.
Have you seen such high priced tablet with no Sim support!?
KZeusR, 29 Jul 2011Blackberry Playbook does have full GPS!yes I think so
i think this is the first real contender to the ipad 2, having had a go on it. i was very impressed with the speed and overall fluidity of the device. now if the chance arrived i would be hard pushed to decide over this and an ipad 2.
the biggest decider would go down to the amount of apps available, and itunes wins hands down. but that asside i was amazing at the speed of watching a film then switching to an app, and then a game with no lag between frames. cool i think.
The things I miss:
- skype video call, native ssh and rdp (hope will be avail via android apps support very soon)
- tasks. the bridge tasks app is useless as well you can't see tasks in the bridge calendar. playbook is being positioned as an enterprise tablet and I'm really disappointed with this.
- copy/paste from/to bridge apps (will be available with the next BES)
everything else is close to the perfect. just remember: at this moment this tablet is almost USELESS without a BB phone with BIS/BES plan. except you need a good web browser on a 7" screen in a pocket.