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    Default Re: My review. Google Nexus 7 vs Blackberry Playbook

    Quote Originally Posted by bitek View Post
    I do not think blu ray vs hd dvd analogy is fair. I think for a tablet that is "old" in tech standards this is still very capable tablet.

    app selection is not that poor anymore. playbook problem is that some key apps are missing. I think this will be addressed with bb10. at the end if bb10 fails rim fails and pb fails. question one should ask when chosing n7 vs playbook is how confident they are in bb10 success. if they are then pickup playbook if not n7 is awesome tablet indeed

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    I agree that it is still a very capable tablet. I actually owned one for about a month as a gift for my wife, who was still on BB at the time, so I had a chance to tinker with it, and I really did like the device. But in regard to my analogy, HD-DVD tech is also very capable, and HD-DVD movies still look and sound great--they just lost out to the competition.. You can still use HD-DVD players to play new DVDs, so it's not like they're completely useless.

    The most recent data that I found was that Google Play has over 700000 apps available, while back in September, the BB App World had 105000. If we're generous, we could say that the App World has maybe 110000 now. This is still a huge discrepancy, and for all intents and purposes, most developers have abandoned the platform. RIM's entire existence depends on BB10, but it's been repeatedly pushed back, so I think it'll be too little too late.
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    Default Re: My review. Google Nexus 7 vs Blackberry Playbook

    Quote Originally Posted by B. Diddy View Post
    I agree that it is still a very capable tablet. I actually owned one for about a month as a gift for my wife, who was still on BB at the time, so I had a chance to tinker with it, and I really did like the device. But in regard to my analogy, HD-DVD tech is also very capable, and HD-DVD movies still look and sound great--they just lost out to the competition.. You can still use HD-DVD players to play new DVDs, so it's not like they're completely useless.

    The most recent data that I found was that Google Play has over 700000 apps available, while back in September, the BB App World had 105000. If we're generous, we could say that the App World has maybe 110000 now. This is still a huge discrepancy, and for all intents and purposes, most developers have abandoned the platform. RIM's entire existence depends on BB10, but it's been repeatedly pushed back, so I think it'll be too little too late.
    I agree with you that blackberry platform needs more apps. good, popular quality apps like instagram, skype etc. I think most of them will be available on bb10 and then on playbook. obviously if bb10 does not do well, playbook will be another hp tablet.

    reason why I do not like analogy blu-ray vs hd-dvd (I did own hd-dvd) is because toshiba dropped hd-dvd support altogether after warner brothers had jumped ship to blu-ray. rim is behind playbook and it is pushing out new updates all the time. last one as recently as last month. also rim said on record that playbook will be updated with bb10. playbook is good as it is but bb10 os will give it second lease on life. point is that hardware is only as good as software that it runs. so it really does not matter that playbook hardware is "old" if it runs lean and mean qnx like a champ.

    it is certain however that if I was to buy ANY other tablet it would be no doubt N7. I just wish that google would make revision with better placement of speakers and a little bit bigger screen (ipad mini) so that control bar is not so annoying.

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    Default Re: My review. Google Nexus 7 vs Blackberry Playbook

    Nice writeup, some picture comparisons would be nice.

    Like everyone has been saying if BB10 fails so will the Playbook. I used to be a crackberry fanatic for years, but within the last 3 years I made the switch to android and haven't really looked back.
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    Default Re: My review. Google Nexus 7 vs Blackberry Playbook

    Wow someone actually bought a Playbook?
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    Default Re: My review. Google Nexus 7 vs Blackberry Playbook

    I have both and use them quite often. I probably reach for the Nexus 7 more often than the PlayBook, mostly because I like the different keyboard options (like Swype).

    If I'm going someplace that doesn't have wifi, I'll grab the PlayBook, since it will still have Internet access via Bridge (to my Bold 9700). I don't have to worry about tethering, rooting, or additional data plan.

    The second generation PlayBook came out a couple months ago in Canada (4G version, upgraded processor, NFC) which still hasn't made its way to the US. There even looks to be another PlayBook on their roadmap for next year, probably after BB10 comes to the PlayBook.
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    Wow someone actually bought a Playbook?
    more like 2 mil of them

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    Default Re: My review. Google Nexus 7 vs Blackberry Playbook

    One of the other things that I do with my PlayBook is connect it to a 42" HDTV (via HDMI) when visiting my parents, then sit back and use my bluetooth keyboard from the couch to control it. Makes for a nice web browsing experience, and streams videos nicely to the big screen.

    HDMI is something I really wished the Nexus 7 had included.
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    Default Re: My review. Google Nexus 7 vs Blackberry Playbook

    There are two number 2's in OP.
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    There are two number 2's in OP.
    Just noticed it

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    Quote Originally Posted by bustertypers View Post
    Playbook Keyboard Case have a look on like carphone wearhouse and have a look at the information, it should say, or go on youtube.. im pretty sure they do this. he build quality and speakers and sales - remember the PlayBook was built to be sold at a much higher price point than it's being sold for now. Originally the 16gb PlayBook sold for $499 (one of the reasons it was a failure). RIM took huge losses on their stock of PlayBooks selling at current prices (it lead to a half billion dollar write down)
    I am sure that once BB10 is out on Playbook this tablet will get its 3rd life on lease. BB10 on my Z10 is trully awesome. way better than OS2 on Playbook. BB10 on Playbook will be awesome. Hopefully it will come with updated android player with jelly bean. this would be awesome.

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