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Posts: 9
Registered: ‎05-09-2011
My Device: PlayBook
My Carrier: ATT

Re: Android

phrodide wrote:

For personal use I'd need Kindle and/or Sirius support, which isn't there. Strike one.


For business use I need 2.0. I am losing faith. Strike two.


Kindle Fire does everything I need and more. It is less than half the price and the form factor I want. Strike three.


Anyone interested in my playbook?

I think I'll hold on to mine. It might someday be a collector's item.

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Re: Android

Kindle Fire does not have sensors (e.g. GPS, bluetooth) or cameras. Not certain you can download *any* android app. It was designed for them to sale amazon related media (movies, books, etc.). They are offering it at a low price because they are taking very small margin on it or losing money on it because they will make it up in selling media for it. "Normal" tablets do not have the media library to offset the price of the device. It is more of a competitor of a Nook. However, if it does everything you need, that's great.
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Registered: ‎04-19-2011
My Device: Z10 & Playbook
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Re: Android

agree the fire is a barebones media center.
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Posts: 82
Registered: ‎10-05-2011
My Device: playbook 16Gb
My Carrier: none

Re: Android

how much and where are you located

Posts: 12
Registered: ‎10-18-2011
My Device: Playbook
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Re: Android

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I have a feeling that Blackberry will have 'green'er pastures ahead... "Hello Android"!




BUT when will the following be available?

- ePocrates

- EMAIL!!! (the killer app for any device!)

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Re: Android

devcon just announced a bunch of stuff coming soon




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Re: Android

Well, nothing was announced as "soon" or any timeline.


The developer beta for 2.0 to include the runtime for Android apps was just today released to developers.

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Posts: 12
Registered: ‎10-18-2011
My Device: Playbook
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Re: Android

Slow and steady I suppose... better than doing a WebOS-Touchpad mismatch.  However, hopefully not too late... iPad 3 coming soon, Windows 8 around the corner, and Android is evolving.


Exciting things with BBX, but timing is key.


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Posts: 5
Registered: ‎09-22-2011
My Device: Playbook
My Carrier: Wifi

Re: Android

That's right: Timing is key.


If they mess this up and the Playbook becomes a never was, they will be forever known as LackBerry Playbooks.


But if they get it right and create a worthy contender, blackberry could revolutionize business tablets.

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Registered: ‎04-30-2011
My Device: PlayBook 32GB and PlayBook 16GB
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Re: Android

RIM has to be very careful. Too much focus on Android to get hip chicks etc. to buy Playbooks while Apple is eating into RIM's "business pie" is not a good thing.  One can see iPads all over in libraries, doctor's offices etc.  These applications should all be done to RIM products.