Blackberry Playbook Review

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big_montana

I could care less about the lack of an email/calendar app, if it had a Citirx client so I could access my work desktop, and email. But, alas it does not. Also, my firm only alows one device to sync email, so the lack of an email client is not a deal breaker, everything else is though. This is supposed to be a productiviy device, and it is far from it, though better at it then the iPad. I will wait on the HP Touchpad, or the Lenovo U1

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Holly Golightly

Hmm, I feel that 5 is too low of a number. It hands like a dream when you switch apps, and runs perfectly fine for games. Granted there is no native calendar... But I do not know many people who actually use that. I just use the basic alarm function. Webpages load very fast, and the browser performs rather smoothly. I really do not care where the power button is located, as long as it works. I do wish they had a pink option. I would say 7 is a more fair grade.

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Caboose

7 is way too high though. Maybe a 6. There are still far too many shortcomings for this to be warranted a 7.

(What's your XBL? add 447 to the end of my name and that's mine)

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Holly Golightly

Heeeey, I added you. It is cool that we have a good anount of games in common. At least we agreed on the fact that 5 is too low. I do hope that the BlackBerry Playbook 2 has a pink option. I remember falling in love with the pink concept of the PlayBook. It was just the rubberized back plate that was in a nice soft, baby pink. The PlayBook, I admit, does carry it's fair share of flaws. But a lot of the stuff listed I really do not use on any device I own. Not even on my phone. I see tablets are the perfect video viewer on the go, and great for web browsing. The games are fun, but I think they are best enjoyed on a slightly bigger screen as 7" is a little too small in my opinion. Maybe the next one will be the standard 10" with more colors.

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Caboose

I have an Eee Pad Transformer, and the 10.1" screen, I think is perfect. Does get a little heavy when using it laying down, but its alright.

As for the colours, I'm not sure... RIM is marketing it as a business tool, and most business people usually like everything to be a uniform black or grey.

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Holly Golightly

RIM has always been about business. But I have seen Pink Blackberry Pearls, and Pink Blackberry Curves. I have even seen one in purple. Even though white is a unisex color, I still say a white phone is more for girls in my opinion. At least, I have only seen girls with the white Blackberry Bold, and the white iPhone. But back to RIM, they have shown that they are not afraid to market their products to women. The back of the concept PlayBook came in all sorts of colors. But they decided to release it in boring old black. Not that it looks ugly, but sometimes I would like something that is not black. Argh!!!

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Neufeldt2002

It would appear that RIM is taking a page from Apple and releasing an unfinished product so that they can release more features later. However, it would seem that only Apple has the lemmings to buy products that are unfinished, and to give them high review scores for the lack of features.

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Hg Dragon

In my experience, Blackberry's fanatics are even more rabid and die-hard than Apple's. They're just less smug and smarmy about it that the Fruit Crew.

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