Summary: DO NOT believe any gloom and doom spin about this product. The Playbook is among the best out there. I have used iPads at work, and with all the hype of BlackBerry going down the tubes and the Playbook having issues back when it launched I didn't expect much except a cheap tablet. Boy, was I was wrong. This rocks. I much prefer it over the iPad, This is a solid, professional product that holds it's own for me at work, home and travel.
Excerpt: "The blackberry playbook is speedy, reliable, easy to use and great value for money. I have had this product for nearly 1 year now and find it very useful for many tasks. The music is very clear through the speakers and the photos are very clear. The camera's on both sides comes in very handy when taking photos for every occasion. In my point of view i feel that the blackberry could update its app world to be as good if not better than the android ...
Summary: I have had this tablet for about a week and find it very useful. I haven't needed to switch my laptop on for the whole time I had it, mainly because of the great browser and email application. The screen is very bright and has deep colours, the viewing angle is very good and HD videos look great on it. It has good stereo speakers on either side of the front of the tablet which are good enough for films and make listening to music ok.
Pros: the browser is fantastic. on board memory of 64GB
Cons: can sometimes be a bit slow firing up apps. App market is not great.
No wonder BlackBerry is going down the pan........
10 February 2013
Summary: Typical BlackBerry product - NO access to Android Market / Google Play only their own BB App Word - which is limited at best. It took three service updates before the continually dropping wifi issue was resolved and the Bluetooth can only be used with other BB products. Too limiting and BlackBerry only dropped the price when the Kindle Fire was on it's way to the UK otherwise it was iPad money and the iPad is far better choice.
Summary: Having used Apple and Android systems I find the BlackBerry PlayBook most accomplished by far. More applications are now being launched which adds even more to its appeal. A great product now its operating system has been updated. 7 inch was once criticised.. Now it is the coolest size to have. Strange how things change!
Pros: all round performer with flash player, good cameras and stable operating system
Summary: This product was launched in 2011 but it can still blow the competition out of the water! I own a Samsung 8.9 (wifi only) as well and I don't really get to use it as much as I do my Playbook. Pros 1. Great display images look crisp and not grainy. 2. Very fast as well and very responsive. 3. And the OS makes the Android OS look ancient (comparing it even with ICS my Samsung 8.9 has recently been upgraded to).
Excerpt: "...paid £179 for a 16GB Blackberry Playbook from Very. However, since then I have seen that prices have reduced with one with a much larger memory available for just £129 from Currys over Christmas. ==Setting it up== To set it up you simply press the on button on the top of the tablet and it then boots up. You are asked a few simple questions such as language and your registration details but for me this did turn out to be a small issue as I couldn't ...
Pros: Good for internet browsing, battery life, portable, good price
Cons: Some aspects wont work (ebay), Kobo books isnt brilliant, typing is difficult