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joanb
Posts: 109
Registered: ‎01-27-2012
My Device: Z10 + PlayBook 64GB

future big PlayBook?

Hi,

Not sure whether this is the correct forum to ask this, but...

Does anyone know if there are rumour of a 10 inches playbook in near future?
I want to buy a tablet and i'm not sure about the playbook screen size.

Thanks
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Lost_at_Sea
Posts: 1,923
Registered: ‎11-28-2011
My Device: PlayBook 64 GB & Torch 9860

Re: future big PlayBook?

Only rumours. However the PB screen is hi definitely. It is fantastic. In most cases you can pinch or spread two fingers to change the size of just about everything including photos and text. The native email is excellent for those of us whose eyes are declining. Love it!
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greenback
Posts: 533
Registered: ‎10-17-2010
My Device: (BlackBerry Z10)-> Q10/Passport Dual Use

Re: future big PlayBook?

If the Playbook hardware goes to 10 inch, there's no way I would be able to put it in my pocket, or carry it without having my fingers/hands hurt.

7 inches is the perfect size. It feels good to be mobile. 

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joanb
Posts: 109
Registered: ‎01-27-2012
My Device: Z10 + PlayBook 64GB

Re: future big PlayBook?

Well, that's my concern. I do not need to put my tablet in the pocket, as I have the wonderful 9860 for that.
I need a tablet for VPN, rdp, corporate intranet, spreadsheet, and general working stuff. I'm a blackberry-diehard, but 7 inches seems a toy to me...

**bleep** it! I'm not convinced... Yet.
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AA388
Posts: 91
Registered: ‎01-20-2012
My Device: Z10 + Torch + Playbook

Re: future big PlayBook?

"but 7 inches seems a toy to me"

It doesn't matter if it's 7 or 10 in unless any tablet has got a proper keyboard and mouse it will only ever be a toy.
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swotam
Posts: 323
Registered: ‎05-10-2011
My Device: Z10

Re: future big PlayBook?

I'd suggest you look at which "must have" applications you require on a tablet, and then base your decision on that rather than size. If they PlayBook does what you need then great, if not them you'll need to look elsewhere.

As for a 10" PlayBook, I don't see it happening any time soon. RIM has enough on their plate these days.
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swotam
Posts: 323
Registered: ‎05-10-2011
My Device: Z10

Re: future big PlayBook?


AA388 wrote:

It doesn't matter if it's 7 or 10 in unless any tablet has got a proper keyboard and mouse it will only ever be a toy.

This is why man invented Bluetooth :-)

 

Whether PlayBook or iPad, with a physical keyboard / mouse combo via Bluetooth you can do a great deal with these devices regardless of size. No, you can't do everything, but you can certainly do a lot.

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joanb
Posts: 109
Registered: ‎01-27-2012
My Device: Z10 + PlayBook 64GB

Re: future big PlayBook?

Hi,

Thank you for your opinions. You are right in your point of view.
I think I just need a real demo-hands-on session to be convinced.
I guess al software I need is already available for the PlayBook (there is a good rdp client, isn't there?).

Thanks. I'm afraid I can't accept all answers as solved. :-(

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knottyrope
Posts: 30,781
Registered: ‎06-25-2008
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Re: future big PlayBook?

for a traveller, its the right size at 7

 

for those that yearn for a bigger screen, there is a HDMI output you can use with a monitor or TV then pair it up with a BT keyboard n mouse.

 

Maybe a larger screen would be nice for veiwing some things like a RDP session, but for now there is only one size and hopefully RIM will make a bigger one for those that desire it.

 




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jecsc620
Posts: 152
Registered: ‎02-03-2012
My Device: curve 9330/Playbook

Re: future big PlayBook?

This goes back to the statement someone mentioned earlier, as to how one uses the PB. 10" screens have been around for a while. I have a 10" piece of equipment and also a laptop, what I have found is that I use the PB much more easily when traveling or dynamic business meetings without carrying a laptop shoulder bag or saying "I will check when I get back to the office".

 

Are there still times that I need to use the laptop? Yes, but few and far between for my business. The size is just right because when i pull it out people don't believe that I can provide a quality answer or presentation from something i just pulled out of my suit jacket pocket. The 10" is nice, but i cannot remember an instance where the PB screen did not satisfy presentation needs. I think it comes down to what works for the individual...(now if RIM would just integrate the phone and give me an ear piece that hides in the ear to take and recieve calls)