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BlackBerry Playbook

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Overall 3

"Heavy, awkward, not intuitive"

janefinch, CNET
16 May 2011
  • Pros: Synchronizes with business Microsoft-related products; better touchscreen than the loathed Blackberry Storm
  • Cons: Too small, very heavy for the size, few apps (same problem with the Blackberry Storm series), not great keyboard, on-off button too small, closing apps requires a "help" screen to figure out.
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Overall 8

"a small, nice & smooth, easy to use tablet"

14 May 2011
  • Pros: fast & smooth, easy to use, sharp screen
  • Cons: no mail app (yet), slight small screen size
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Overall 6

"Amazing hardware... but where are the apps?"

14 May 2011
  • Pros: Nice portable size, fast OS, high quality cameras, and great battery life. It also has the best mobile browsing experience of any tablet or smartphone. I also like the BB Bridge functionality.
  • Cons: Got apps? No Foursquare, Google Mobile Apps, Kindle, LinkedIn, Netflix, Nook, Twitter, VEVO, etc. Also missing the standard IM/ video chat clients, AIM, MSN, Skype, Yahoo!, etc. Needs an RDP client too. Lastly, the keyboard needs improvement.
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Overall 5

"not for AT&T Blackberry Smartphone users"

Richard Penny, CNET
9 May 2011
  • Pros: micro-HDMI out, fast multi-tasking,
  • Cons: No support for Netflix stream, Dish Online remote access, no AT&T tether or bridge
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Overall 10

"Robust Performance"

moh950, CNET
6 May 2011
  • Pros: Multitasking Gorilla Gorgeous Screen very fluid graphics Sharing files doesn't need any extra tool, you can share files and copy files on the WI-FI Great Speed Amazing 1080p HD camera Bridge to Blackberry
  • Cons: Power button - but the good thing you don't nee to use it that often with full swipe from edge to edge you can wake it up
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Overall 4

"Not the tool for power users we all hoped for."

jmav67, CNET
5 May 2011
  • Pros: 1) HDMI output - when it works properly 2) Size? I have yet to find a feature that I would say actually works as advertised.
  • Cons: 1) Bridge WAAAAYY too slow for anything to be useful including email. In smae cases it just fouls up and stops working altogher, have had to perform SEVERAL hard resets 2) powerbutton - there is no sense that it is actually working right no tactile feedb
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Overall 9

"Great device, needs more and better apps, a bit buggy"

fizbeam, CNET
1 May 2011
  • Pros: Perfect size Feels very solid, nice to hold Interface is amazing - what a tablet should be
  • Cons: Few must-have apps No email or calendar without a Blackberry phone No autocorrect without a Blackberry Small bugs make the whole thing feel unfinished
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Overall 10

"Using it right now..."

llamos, CNET
29 April 2011
  • Pros: I love the size, that it tethers to my Blackberry, the browser speed and the screen clarity.
  • Cons: Needs the track button Blackberry perfected on its most recent smartphones. Does not have some of the speed text functions Blackberry users are accustomed to (double space gets you a "." and capitalization).
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Overall 9

"just perfe t"

mmkfmi, CNET
27 April 2011
  • Pros: i am not a techie and am so impressed with the smooth process of taking the playbook out of the box and turning it on and within minutes, yes minutes, I was connected to everything - computer, laptop, phone (torch), am tethered, can connect to any wifi ea
  • Cons: the on button is a pain but with the ten hour battery life I am averaging, I don't need to turn it off.
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Overall 9

"If love your blackberry you'll love the playbook"

mjs416, CNET
26 April 2011
  • Pros: Excellent compatibility with my 9650 -flawless integration. Intuitive navigation. Plays flash with no problems. Perfect for the mobile professional. Writing this review on a playbook!
  • Cons: No support for Android apps - yet. Power button hard to get to through OEM cases.
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