04-09-2011 11:28 AM
04-09-2011 12:06 PM
04-09-2011 01:08 PM
I fully agree. We have countless microUSB chargers around the house, in the car and at the workplace.
Why I came up with the adaptors: The WebWorks free BB Style terms stated the same, but included these three adapters. Has anyone ever bought a BlackBerry mobile without these international plugs?
I think this clause is simply to avoid lawsuits from people where the voltage output is not between 110 (US) and 220 (EU) like: we have 50V / 30Hz on our small island and you ruined our fuse
04-09-2011 01:29 PM
just to add my 2 cents. I have two tablets now and both of them requrie more than the 5V that USB can supply, so I don't think a standard USB charger will work.
sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I think us non-americans will need a converter.
04-09-2011 02:06 PM
You have two possibilities of charging the PlayBook:
1.) Via USB. There is no legal way of supplying more than 2000mA (called USB charging mode - while regular PCs can only supply 500mA) at 5 Volt (or it may not be called USB anymore). The accessory found online for this purpose is called "BlackBerry Premium Charger" and is - indeed - NA only.
2.) Via proprietary magnetic charger (similar to Apple's MagSafe) called "Rapid Travel Charger", which implies that this things works faster (= has more power).
BTW: My 7-inch Android tablet can be charged over microUSB with any of my chargers.
04-09-2011 03:30 PM - edited 04-09-2011 03:30 PM
The retail version of the PlayBook is going to include the following:
Universal charger (it comes with a bunch of adapters for different countries)
Micro HDMI cable
So where ever you are from you should have no problems charging it.
04-09-2011 04:59 PM
04-10-2011 06:06 AM
Thanks for the info witmen. It's really great that the playbook comes with all of those things. Guess I don't need the micro hdmi and power plug adapters that I bought a couple of weeks ago. Oh well, I'm sure they'll come in handy one day.