Found a Playbook for $250 on craigslist

Discussion in 'iPad' started by falconeight, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. falconeight Guest

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    So I go pay the guy bring it home. I open it and man it felt great in the hand, and the screen was amazing. So I played with it all night and the next day. QNX is amazing and the web browser is second to none. There is a problem though. It didn't do anything useful. On my ipad I surf the web play words with friends, get email notifications, check news, watch netflix, etc. I never noticed how much I use the programs that the playbook doesn't have. I couldn't find a single app that was worth downloading, much less paying money for. Oh and I would like apple to put the speaker or speakers on the front. My playbook is now a picture viewer in our guest bathroom. It looks great, I just hope no guests try to se it.
     
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    You could have gotten a digital picture frame for much cheaper. Not sure why you bought a playbook, if you were that curious you could have went to bestbuy and basked in it's inferiority there.
     
  3. falconeight thread starter Guest

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    All the ones at my best buy don't work. I figured $250 what could go wrong. Oh in case your wondering people over at crackberry.com are the biggest fanboys in any forums.....ever.......ever.
     
  4. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    But, but, the specs!! Aren't the specs everything?? And Flash! Doesn't Flash make it the iPad killer? :D

    Seriously, thanks for the post.
     
  5. falconeight thread starter Guest

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    I dont really notice not having flash on the ipad. It seems like most sites cater to the ipad. If I were into porn, and advertisements then I might like flash. I own a samsung galaxy s2 and leave flash on standby. If I have it on it makes browsing clunky and unpleasing.

    I don't regret the purchase because it was only $250. If I paid $500 for it I would drive to Canada and kick the hell out of RIM's two idiot CEO's. They released a very nice 8 inch tablet and hobbled it by it not having email, IM apps, Calendar, a single worthy app. Hardware wise I can't emphasis how nice it is. The screen is beautiful, but you can't do anything with the beautiful screen and thats an issue.
     
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    Funny part is, some people actually use the term "iPad killer" in all seriousness. Not realizing that no competitor has ever killed an apple product in the last decade. I remember when all the "iPhone killers" were coming out back in 07, that went well :D
     
  7. falconeight thread starter Guest

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    Since it lives in the bathroom now my wife calls it the crackpad.
     
  8. LanEvo macrumors 6502

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    It's def. a nice pad, the PB. I got my 16gb for $200 from CL, what size is yours? Anyway, I still like the iPad more, handed the PB down to my sis. and picked up an iPad 2 for double the price, and a bit for a 16GB and Smart Cover. The PB is a nice device with flash, and I must say the perfect size for holding so that your arm does not go tired, but its lack of apps, and there is a bit of hiccups on the OS make it a bit of drawbacks. I still like the device for the price I paid tho, very nice.
     
  9. scorpionfalcon macrumors newbie

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    I can wholeheartedly agree with the OP. I had the playbook for almost 30 days. I tried soo hard to like it and overlook all it's faults (which was primarily a lack of apps and native email). In the end, I returned it to Best Buy and picked up the iPad 2. At that time, I was the biggest apple hater. After only spending the first day with the iPad, however, I could not believe how closed minded I had been. Now, I am a huge proponent of the iPad and apple in general. No other competitor can offer the same type of user experience...and I've tried ALL the other tablets out currently. I'm just mad at myself for not having had the chance to be with my beloved iPad a whole month earlier haha.
     
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    I'm sorry for your loss.
     
  11. Stefx73 macrumors regular

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    You already had a Playbook, so the above is a second one? Why do you review it as if you didn't have one before?
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=12422614&postcount=40
     
  12. falconeight thread starter Guest

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    I returned the first one a day later, before any of the updates. I couldn't stand that I spent $500 on that POS. Thanks though dick tracy...your search button works.
     
  13. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    Flash would be a nice add on if it actually worked... (tbh I don't want flash but am speaking for those who do)... according to engadget's review - everytime they tried flash on the playbook, it crashed lol.
     
  14. falconeight thread starter Guest

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    Flash worked for me, but its makes the tablet clunky and touching on items to activate is almost impossible. Its just not made for tablets.
     
  15. falconeight thread starter Guest

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    LOL Its ok I once spent $99 on a BB Torch.
     
  16. libskate macrumors member

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    Flash on tablets is not a complete waste. I have a xoom, and flash runs really well on it. Before I got the xoom I didn't think flash would be of benefit to me at all, but it really was.

    I mainly used it to watch flash video online (megavideo, blinktv etc).

    Granted I think the iPAd wins out for usability and app selection, but flash is certainly nice.
     
  17. hcho3 macrumors 68030

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    That's a lot of money for digital picture frame...
     
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    That's odd, you have several posts saying how good the Playbook was. Your nickname looked familiar from past threads.
    So why buy another Playbook after returning the first one? And then review it as if you didn't already know?
    I'm just trying to understand...you have an iPad 2, a Galaxy 10.1, a Xoom and bought two Playbooks (both times you hated it). Did you keep the Xoom and the Galaxy 10.1?
     
  20. hcho3 macrumors 68030

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    Oh... BS. You work for Rim, don't you?

    Could you please tell your two CEOs or DUAL dumb CEOS to please get their **** together?

    Your company is so hated in everywhere.
     
  21. fertilized-egg macrumors 68020

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    Weird. My Playbook's web browser is rather prone to checkerboard, and with Flash on it's checkerboard-fest all the time and scroll becomes jerky, which means I usually have Flash off.

    The biggest complaint I have about Playbook, outside the most obvious weakness in its lack of apps and email client, is its clunky touch response. Unlike Android, the animation is smooth but it doesn't track your finger movement all that well. It's kind weird feeling because the animation is very smooth but as soon as you use it, you know there's something not right about the touch. Someone said it's like everything is sliding on ice and I tend to agree with that statement.
     
  22. falconeight thread starter Guest

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    Are you from Canada? Is that where that POS is made?
     
  23. falconeight thread starter Guest

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    The word troll does't come to mind but Geek is destroying my receptor neurons....HE HE HE
     
  24. falconeight thread starter Guest

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    You are correct the updates have helped it a little. I hated that every single app or function was coming in the future some time.
     

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