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Posts: 17
Registered: ‎05-02-2011
My Device: Blackberry Torch 9800; Plackberry PlayBook

Suggestion for the PlayBook Team

There have been suggestions made and issues identified with the PlayBook on this and other forums. Many of these are understandable with the initial release of a totally new product, new OS, and very limited development time.

 

My issue is more fundamental: What is the PlayBook supposed to be?

   1) Business Tool?

   2) Entertainment Device?

   3) Smartphone Extension/Enhancement?

It appears that PlayBook is trying to be "all of the above, to all people, and master of none"

 

The PlayBook was to be my business tool. Unfortunately it currently fails to meet my minimum business requirements. The functionality for the two other uses seems to be limited as well.

 

It would be helpful if the PlayBook Team conveyed the primary purpose of the PlayBook; and, concentrated  development in that direction. This would provide a realistic expectations as to the future use of my PlayBook.

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Re: Suggestion for the PlayBook Team

What is wrong with all of the above?

What's the focus of the iPad, Xoom and Tab?

I do believe you'll see it fulfill all three as apps develop and time passes. Obviously right now it's not serving your needs.




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Re: Suggestion for the PlayBook Team

I vote for all the above.

What are you looking to do with it?

What cant it do for you now?

 




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Registered: ‎04-10-2011
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Re: Suggestion for the PlayBook Team

I think balticbeau has a point - even though the PlayBook's hardware rocks and the OS isn't that bad, it's more a beta-product. It's horrible for developers (there are so many things you currently can't create :smileysad: ) and there are so many apps that are missing (but should be included when buying...).

Waiting for the "summer-update" sucks and I think RIM will loose (or already lost) some (potential) clients...

A simple mail-app couldn't have been a big problem...updating something that already exists (and make it more awesome) is easier than don't delivering it because people get less unhappy when working with simple apps than when having no app at all...

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