05-25-2011 11:22 AM
My wife bought a PB for her business as she wanted to go paperless. I wanted a Xoom b/c I wanted something lighter than a laptop to do a majority of the tasks (entering billable time for clients, surfing the web, etc). We had the PB for about a month prior to me getting my Xoom, so I had nothing to compare the experience to. I have posted several times in this forum about the lack of basics in the PB(file explorer, utilization of folders in WordToGo, lack of apps).
I got my Xoom Friday and have messed with it almost non-stop.
I know this is a LONG post, but after shelling out $500 for a PB, I kinda regret it. I called BB support on several of the issues, and like everyone else, I was told that they have no idea when some of the major issues (or complaints) will be addressed, or IF they will be addressed. Support did fix a couple of my issues with the PB (WiFi access from a computer to the PB & Sync'ing).
My 2 cents; for what it's worth.....
05-25-2011 11:40 AM
Do not use task killers post Android 2.1. When you exit apps properly they will not continue to run, however the memory usage stays until another app needs it, in which case it will be freed. Using a task killer is unnecessary and may even lead to decreased battery life and some apps will restart when killed: http://lifehacker.com/5650894/android-task-killers
05-25-2011 11:47 AM
05-25-2011 12:51 PM
My point was an attempt to compare the two tablets. My wife loves her PB, and I my Xoom. Telling someone that a point is invalid b/c things are GOING to happen doesn't help. We don't know when it will happen and we don't know what bugs are going to exist that make the workflow an issue. I have heard that folders are going to happen, it may be BS. That doesn't help my wife now.
Having email in two places isn't an issue. When I delete an email on the server, it is reflected in all locations. I have found myself w/o my phone a lot more often b/c I have my Xoom in hand.
v17al - thanks for the info. I was unaware of that.
05-25-2011 01:47 PM
05-26-2011 10:06 AM
As far as getting android apps- the key question is when?
So far it is an empty promise.
Absense of a good reading app - Kobo on playbook does not let you read your own books,
Kobo on Android does,
no Kindle, no Nook, no any other....
Untill Playbook functions(has nessesary applications) well, all those promises start to feel like a feeble attempt on marketing, without any desire to actualy do anything that has been promised.
05-26-2011 02:14 PM
05-26-2011 02:41 PM
05-26-2011 02:45 PM
The apps they demonstrated- are not available on my pb, they do me no good, if they are not available.
I think as a customer I have a right to expect performance and utilty from the new device, not excuses that it is "new" and I should give it more time, whith that I could buy something that I can use now, and may be consider PB when it comes up with all those promised features...by which time I am sure ipad and xoom and other tablets would be ahead again. If you want to compete, you cant if you tell your customers to wait... and wait... and wait...