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BlackBerry Playbook

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Overall 7
6.7
Performance 7
7.0
Battery performance 8
8.0
Display 7
7.0
Camera 6
6.0
Software 7
7.0
Speakers 7
7.0

BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 review

theverge.com
7 January 2014
  • Summary: When we reviewed the BlackBerry PlayBook back in April , we couldn’t help feeling the device’s insides didn’t match its outsides. The PlayBook is a well-built, good-looking device, but its software was buggy, frustrating, and frankly unfinished. There was no email or calendar app (yes, really), and few apps of any kind to speak of. PlayBook 2.0, a software update released this week, is RIM’s attempt to solve many of those problems.
  • Pros: Much improved performance, Email, calendar, contacts apps are finally native, Smart UI enhancements
  • Cons: Still some bugs, particularly with scrolling, Android app selection is weak, Email app could be better
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Overall 7
7.4
Performance 4
4.0
Battery performance 9
9.4
Display 9
9.2
Weight 10
9.9
Noise 10
10
Gaming performance 2
2.0
Connectivity 4
3.6
Keyboard 4
4.0
Temperature 9
8.9

Review BlackBerry Playbook WiFi 16GB Tablet/MID

Notebookcheck
3 December 2011
  • Summary: Professional gamer? Blackberry touts its tablet as a symbiosis of entertainment and work. Is the BlackBerry Tablet OS worth being tied to? After all, that excludes the large selection of apps on the Android Market.
  • Pros: Handy size, Stable case, Brilliant colors / good contrast, Bright TFT for outdoors, HDMI video out, Long battery life, Operating concept, The control concept with swiping over the lateral edges. The super bright screen is a knockout.
  • Cons: Only 12 month manufacturer warranty, Time Out can't be disabled, No virtual environment for Android apps, No email client, No SD card slot, A timeout of more than five minutes.
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Overall 7
7.0

BlackBerry PlayBook: Great Tablet, But Not Much to Play With

Tech2
23 November 2011
  • Excerpt: Once an industry darling, Research in Motion (RIM), the company that makes BlackBerry devices, has lately been navigating stormy seas. RIM’s market share has fallen in key markets like the US thanks to smartphones powered by a visibly aging OS and almost obsolete hardware specs when compared with other top-of-the-line competitors.
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Overall 8
8.0

The BlackBerry PlayBook: A Working Review

i4u.com
22 November 2011
  • Summary: The PlayBook might be the ultimate diamond in the rough. It features fantastic hardware and great stock features, but with a disappointing app selection and a handful of weird bugs thrown into the mix. I can't recommend this tablet to the average consumer at its $499 entry price. But it may end up worth that a month or two down the line when (if) RIM gets a handle on their app situation.
  • Pros: +Great form factor, +Fast and very powerful multi-tasking, +Excellent camera and file storage
  • Cons: -Terrible at sharing media, -Buggy browser and mixed flash support, -No meaningful app selection
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Overall 7
7.0

BlackBerry PlayBook Review: In Depth

Recombu
16 October 2011
  • Conclusion: What the PlayBook can do, it does very well. We thought this would be the dry middle-aged tablet, but we’ve been impressed by how well it’s been able to handle video, music (through the great 7Digital music store) and the internet browsing experience. But it’s what the PlayBook can’t do that lets it down. The apps section, one of the core parts of the tablet experience, needs strengthening- a lot. No embedded email client?
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Overall 7
7.0

BlackBerry PlayBook Review

thinkdigit.com
11 August 2011
  • Summary: Right now, the BlackBerry PlayBook is ideal for a BlackBerry smartphone user looking to purchase a tablet. This is mainly due to the BlackBerry Bridge sync option. However, even then we would advise potential buyers to wait it out till there is a respectable apps eco-system. Current apps in the App World are nothing to write home about. RIM had announced that Android apps would soon be ported to the BlackBerry App World, but that has yet to happen.
  • Pros: Excellent multitasking, Brilliant display, Flash and Adobe AIR support
  • Cons: Limited number of apps, Biased towards BlackBerry smartphone users, Poor implementation of the power/sleep button
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Overall 7
7.0

Review: BlackBerry PlayBook.

gadgetsteria.com
26 April 2011
  • Conclusion: Getting right down to the nitty gritty, can we say we’d recommend the PlayBook to anyone? In all truthfulness — not at this point. RIM simply left out or failed to develop various key areas of the PlayBook including several major marketing points. The simple fact is this: RIM should not have released the PlayBook until all of the marketed features/services were fully operational and meticulously tested.
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Overall 8
7.5

BlackBerry PlayBook Review

Digitaltrends
25 April 2011
  • Excerpt: Although RIM only released the BlackBerry PlayBook last week, it felt like everyone in the tech community wrote it off as dead before it even hit shelves. A year ago, many reviewers wrote off the iPad as well. We’re not saying that the PlayBook will make a dent against the colossal success of the iPad, but we also don’t entirely know why people are buying tablets and what they use them for.
  • Pros: Great design and sharp screen, Unique OS, Fun, intuitive gestures, Android, Java app support coming, Great keyboard, Best in class browser
  • Cons: Launch apps plentiful, but lacking quality, Screen size may be too small for some, BlackBerry Bridge has limitations, No native email, calendar apps
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Overall 8
8.0

BlackBerry PlayBook 4G LTE

cellphones.ca
31 January 2014
  • Excerpt: It was quite a long time coming, but after 1.5 years the BlackBerry PlayBook 4G LTE tablet finally got released to the market. It doesn’t differ much from its non-4G LTE-enabled counterpart but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. After all, it takes a lot of hardware cues from the sleek and slim model that came before it, and yet somehow it manages to come out on top in terms of computing power and maximum battery life.
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Overall 6
6.0
Features 10
10
Ease of use 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0

BlackBerry Playbook

GadgetSpeak
6 January 2012
  • Summary: If you say BlackBerry to any one under forty they probably thing smartphone. If over sixty they thing of a berry growing wild picked in late summer. Here for all it’s the BlackBerry offering into the very crowded Tablet market place.
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