Excerpt: The tablet was missing the most important, in my opinion, function of an internet device at launch, an email client. This was rectified later but the Playbook still suffers from poor support from App developers. It was sluggish with the original OS version but after the major upgrade the Playbook was much snappier. Build quality is excellent, the Playbook is extremely sturdy.
Our PlayBook tablet is a great addition to our tech library.
4 October 2011
Excerpt: My daughter really wanted a more expensive tablet but I didn't feel that she was responsible enough to keep up with one that was $600 at this point. Instead, we got a BlackBerry Playbook tablet and have been really pleased with it. The tablet is quite easy to use. It holds a charge for a fairly good amount of time. I really like the docs to go feature, which enables me to type up lesson plans or whatever I need in a Word document then just email it to myself.
Excerpt: It has actively developed Flash, AIR, a WebKit browser, and can run apps from four different platforms including Android. The tablet does take some tinkering in order to reach it's potential. Lasts all day if you close apps when you're done using them. Fast enough. Any speed issues are software related. Feels solid in the hand. The actual app world is weak, but total options are nice including Flash apps. Nice unibody style. See above, unibody + gorilla glass = amazing.
The Blackberry Playbook is an impressive mobile tablet
4 October 2011
Excerpt: I received my Blackberry Playbook shortly before Thanksgiving as a gift from an appreciative part-time employer. I lost no time setting it up and trying it out. I love the 7" screen and the overall size of the Playbook. At about half the size of the Apple iPad it's made for mobile types like myself. I can pop it in a jacket pocket or my case and off I go.
Excerpt: I had gotten the Blackberry Playbook 64MB a month ago. It's changed my world. I love I can bridge it to my Blackberry phone and no extra data service costs, the WIFI works awesome too. It connects very easily. It's the perfect size to carry around or fit into my purse. It came with a nice case. There is a ton of free apps and the ereader Kobo that comes with it is great, tons of free books. The camera takes nice photos and I can't wait to start using the video chat.
Excerpt: So what I love most about this playbook is that it feels very solidly built. The processor is solid and makes running programs seamless. I love how it feels in my hands and to be honest I think it far beats the many other tablets in its category. When this just came out, it was valued at close to 500 dollars. Now it is only 140 at many websites.
Excerpt: I have been using my blackberry 32gb tablet for about six months now. I can not imagine how I ever got along without it. I use it everyday. The playbook has fantastic battery life. I can easily go two to three days on a full charge. The screen size is great - big enough to function easily but small enough to fit every where. Of course it features the blackberry operating system....very user friendly. Fantastic!!!
Summary: works as intended, strong battery life, user friendly and fairly priced. Has a big storage space for keeping music, word documents, videos and many other things. You can download and watch movies. You can bridge it to your blackberry mobile phone for internet accessibility. Generally its a great tablet. Am daily enjoying it.