"The software renders the product literally unusable."
3 February 2012
Pros: The physical hardware is amazing. I really wish I could use it.
Cons: Can't Skype (the video chat function is only useful if everyone you want to talk to uses Blackberry). Can't connect to PC via USB (unless PC is a Mac or Windows - specially designed to not interface with Linux - I don't know how) Can't install . . .
Excerpt: This is my second tablet after having an iPad2. So it is kind of a comparative review Playbook 16GB vs iPad2 16 GB wifi only model both.Why you should buy Playbook1. Price, Price, Price. It is more than 50% cheap than iPad 2 (if we consider the latest discount that is going on).2. OS is very good ...
Excerpt: I picked up the Blackberry playbook for my mother for Christmas. She really likes it a lot and so do I. We use it mainly to view family photos and ebooks even though it can do so much more. I am awaiting the next software upgrade which will allow users to install Android apps on the playbook.. it ...
Pros: Very nice UI, both cameras record in 1080P, cameras are quite good, side speakers are surprisingly good, 7" size is nice for efficient transporting while on-the-go. Can multi-task better than almost every tablet out there.
Cons: The over-exaggerated deficiencies of the app store ... will likely be fixed with the OS update this February - opening up some android market place apps. However, I will deduct half-a-star from my rating because of this 'app world' shortcoming.
Pros: - 2.0 Software does every any other tablet can do and more - apps market improving steadily - powerful, even 1 year later. - best in class browser - best video quality, mini HDMI out to television is great
Cons: - no smartphone with same platform - cloud technology is coming but not fully present - 1.8 software has no native email until 2.0 release
"Superb Power-Users Tool. The Ultimate Portable Device!"
7 January 2012
Pros: Size is perfect Browsing as good as or better that many laptops. Wireless file access for true control of your content without "syncing" Edit Word and Excel files out of the box Plays .avi's flawlessly... and it has mini HDMI out!
Cons: GPS doesn't seem to work Text editing/cursor control not up to iPad standard App selection is of course lacking but better than I expected.
Pros: The UI is amazing. Powerful Dual-Core 1GHz CPU and a whopping 1GB of DRAM. The multi-tasking on this thing is amazing. More than enough apps and games to keep you going. Full native Flash support, this is where the Playbook kills the iPad(s).
Cons: Woudl have been nice to have more choice for apps and games. But still there is more than enough to choose from.