Summary: Ok i am not going into long review here quick and to the point. I always been a fan of blackberry my first phone was a nokia by cingular (2001) then saw the blackberry and fell in love. I never question any of there products so when they had a playbook i was happy bought it on blind faith alone unlike Ipad i am not walking around on the steel mill sight with a clipboard. I dont need many apps the ones they have are perfect for me.
Summary: People who have prior use of android tablets, be advised that Blackberry has it own operating system . Android Market, 1Mobile Market or other markets (are just that) other markets and will not currently work with this line : Blackberry Playbook. In using this tablet there are many strengths and few bummers. The strengths are its well made parts, great screen resolution, superb sound that is front facing you with excellent sound quality.
Summary: The 32 gb version was $242. Very good cameras. Very good sound. Construction is quality and more than happy. Plus, with a $4 app. wirelessly transferred 1500 ITunes song on PC to Blackberry Playmate in an hour. Sorry, Amazon but why would one buy a Kindle Fire with no cameras, 8 gb for $199? Kobo books meets our needs for reading material. Great product at this price and I would highly recommend.
I like and use this MORE than my iPAD 2! AWESOME tablet!
CQ DX, Amazon
4 April 2012
Summary: I watched lots of YouTube vids, and read reviews on the 'PlayBook' before buying. This is the BEST 7" tablet on the market currently! I simply cannot believe how powerful and smooth the dual core processor and O.S. is, and how quickly the full screen web pages (like your PC, with 'Flash') load. Love love LOVE the web browser and 'desktop' main screen. The front firing stereo speakers and audio are great as well.
Summary: Being able to tether to my BB phone was the key to my decision to buy this tablet. Consider it a free tablet after a couple of months. I have unlimited data on my phone plan and being able to access the internet without additional charges pays for the Playbook after only a couple of months. I have seen instances of data being slowed, but only in high use areas. I only have 3G so I consider this pretty good. I'm not a big app user.
Summary: Get product that comes with everything you need to get started. Operating system is amazing, fast, and very easy to understand and work with. Blackberry has put out another must have Blackberry product. Well done!
Summary: I purchased a Blackberry Playbook 64GB on the 3oth of March from Office Depot. The reason I chose this one was it was the last one in stock locally y, It may have a bit more storage than I need, but then again perhaps not. Initial setup and downloading of the software update was simple and flawless. Make sure you are where ther is good wi-fi and that the battery is fully charged since the download and installation does take 30-40 minutes.
Summary: The playbook has worked well for business trips to Europe and US instead of a packing a laptop -- it simplifies reading long html mail, web surfing, and reviewing ppts and word docs. Another great feature is using the free bridge software and my company blackberry phone to gain access to intranet secure web pages that weren't feasible on a phone.