Blackberry Playbook for $199!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by MallCop, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. MallCop macrumors 6502

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    Staples on black friday will have the Blackberry Playbook for $199. Better than the fire?
     
  2. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020

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    No native apps for e-mail, contacts, or calendar and a putrid selection of 3rd party apps.

    So....no.
     
  3. DryEyez macrumors 6502

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    For sale at the moment for £250...for that price I'm extremely tempted.
     
  4. palpatine macrumors 68040

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    dying company, with pathetic support, and no basic functionality or pretty much the same innards with a company that offers you tons of benefits including an os that will be around for a while (android). is the playbook even a choice?
     
  5. sigamy macrumors 65816

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    Definelty not. A tablet is more than hardware. It's the combination of hardware + OS + apps + services (content).

    Amazon is the only one right now who can complete with Apple in providing top tier eBooks, movies and music for your device.

    If PlayBooks drop to $99 and you just want to surf the web with it then maybe but I think Fire is a much better choice.
     
  6. macteen94 macrumors newbie

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    Blackberry is on their last leg. (And I'm not sure why it's on an Apple forum) Personally, I have yet to find a non-Apple tablet I like at all.
     
  7. hcho3 macrumors 68030

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    Since I cannot press power button on playbook....

    It will be useless for me and I don't even have that big fingers. I need long nails to press the power button.
     
  8. matelot macrumors regular

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    fu<k Blackberry...for making us suffer the tiny KB for YEARS!
     
  9. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    Well the Fire is almost the exact same hardware as the Playbook, I think with a slower processor and some things like cameras left off. In return it actually has a software and content ecosystem.
     

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