Summary: The Playbook is a very good tablet that is only handicapped by the problems that BlackBerry is having. For me, it does everything I need at an excellent price owing to BlackBerry's problems. Yes, there aren't as many apps as there are for the iPad. However, there are enough for most people's needs and the price can't be beat.
Worth considering at the heavily discounted price.
4 November 2013
Summary: This tablet is my first; I bought it basically for e-mail, music and pictures, particularly whilst on holiday. It is good value at the price, well made, and has an excellent display. Learning to use it was not easy, in particular synching to PC files was a problem. It appears that the only way to do this is to suspend the security on the PC while you do it - every time! The dual cameras work well, but I haven't yet proved that I can SKYPE.
Summary: I bought two of these one each for my son and his wife. They both love them. At the time I wrote this were in a cottage on holiday and the blackberry is coupled to a 40" TV and were watching Sky sports news on TV. As most holiday cottages now have Wi-Fi. any TV package you have at home you can take on holiday with you. I'm getting one when I get home.
Excerpt: Never buy Blackberry playbook!I purchased Blackberry playbook 16GB on June 2012.Sadly after a year of working, it has gone dead. I searched all forums, supports and already done whatever I could do to bring back it to running but all in vain. Somebody say it’s a software issue, others say its bat ...
Summary: bought to get the kids (8 and 5) used to a tablet as they use ipads at school. Fantastic value, robust but sleek. Loads of functionality, we had a techie friend do initial set up but actually I have now worked out how to do it myself. They are now both confident on it loads of educational apps avaliable as well as games and easy to load movies. overall excellent.
Summary: This playbook works great. I haven't been able to figure out how to tether to my BB q10 yet - anyone out there with any tips? Regardless, it works great on my home wifi, and have downloaded Magellen Compass with gps - fantastic! Perfect size! Have many apps, but do miss the BBM and testing in bb bridge the I had with my old bb bold phone. Can't beat the value!