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04-30-2011 10:59 AM
Hi, all -
I'm really wrestling with this question and would love to know what others are thinking. My PB works as well as can be expected (i.e. hasn't frozen or had any other OS problems), but I'm really worried that I will have spent over $800 (including cases, chargers, etc.) on a beta version that in six months or so is going to be subject not only to a software overhaul, but a hardware one. How do I make this decision?
04-30-2011 02:41 PM
05-01-2011 01:13 AM
05-02-2011 08:50 AM
Thanks to all of you - your suggestions and thoughts were enormously helpful. I decided to return the PB yesterday: I feel a little regretful that it wasn't all it was purported to be, especially regarding Kindle after all those September announcements that a Kindle app would be available, as well as a way to use Android apps. I am more of a recreational user than a business one, at least for now, and to not even have an e-reader app that I liked, independent e-mail, or an intuitive keyboard that would capitalize beginnings of sentences just made this tablet way too "raw" for me. I bought the Galaxy Tab instead, which gives me the option of a month-to-month 3G plan with Verizon, came pre-loaded with Kindle, and is just slightly lighter than the PB. I have 30 days to play with this one, and if I don't like it, to see what else is out there by that point. But keeping the PB felt like WAY too much of a leap of faith for me at this point. Will be curious to hear others' decisions.
05-02-2011 09:37 AM
Just today RIM announced a new Facebook App and a new Video chatting App for the PlayBook coming as of this week, with a promise of more apps to come within the next weeks.
05-02-2011 09:56 AM
I noticed that there was a post about the new Facebook and Video Chat application for the BlackBerry PlayBook. Below are links to the the press releases for these items:
Facebook Application for BlackBerry PlayBook: http://bbry.lv/iBOioW
Video Chat Application for BlackBerry PlayBook: http://bbry.lv/iMHk3S
08-10-2011 04:10 PM
Thanks to all of you - your suggestions and thoughts were enormously helpful. I decided to return the PB yesterday: I feel a little regretful that it wasn't all it was purported to be, especially regarding Kindle after all those September announcements that a Kindle app would be available, as well as a way to use Android apps.
For the Amazon Kindle, you can use the online web browser: