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04-29-2011 11:42 PM
RIM needs to get off their collective duffs and fix the bugs, distribute apps and generally do something to keep its current client base. I love my bb and waited for this be launched. Fortunately, I waited to read the reviews before I bought it. I've tested all the other tablets and bb has them beat with the hardware, op sys, sound and picture quality, but they need to fix it for their current loyal users and make it less propriery to gain android and mac users. I will give them a while longer to get it right because I really want the playbook and think it could be the best tablet out there.
04-30-2011 12:06 AM
My point exactly. I figue 3 to 6 months for the 2nd generation and if all the bugs are fixed, and the apps I want are available, I will be first in line to buy it and upgrade to the new Bold Touch (Montana). Otherwise, I may have to lower my standards and go with an android tablet. There are 3 new ones with launch dates in June that look promising, but my first choice is the playbook
05-10-2011 11:31 PM
An Antivirus/Malware protection client..... something like Juniper Pulse so that I can connect this to our corporate intranet. It's pretty bad when we can connect an iPad now but not a PlayBook.
05-11-2011 08:40 AM
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05-11-2011 04:16 PM
You miss the point - promotional info for PB implies android app market & BB app market as being part of the package for PB NOW which is obviously not the case. The buyer only finds this out after buying the PB. By the time RIM has all the great apps you're implying we should patiently wait for, there will be a better & possibly cheaper version of the PB but I as a user will have given RIM my $500 for something that is largely unused after initial exploration.
The fact is, for users like me who use BB apps like Thomson Reuters Pro everyday which is available for both BB & android but not on PB, there ARE workarounds. I can simply go to the Thomson Reuters website on the PB. While not nearly as good as the android app or even the BB app, the info is there. That's not the point - the point is expectation of convenience based on RIM PR - although the PB hardware is excellent, the lack of software is extremely disappointing. If there were a 90 day return policy for the PB, then it might be worth hanging onto the PB for awhile in hopes that the developer community would step up but that's not the case so far.
I've tried the three major tablets, ipad, xoom, & PB. They all are flawed in their own way & not practical IT tools for document work - they're for fun activities for the average end user. As a BB user, I've gotten more & more into minor web-surfing for information first on my Bold & then my Torch & been gradually seduced into using BB apps such as the various news & business apps & the occasional game. The lure of the PB to me is as a seamless extension of my Torch with a bigger screen together with BB bridging to be able to use my unlimited data plan for no additional fee when out of range of wifi. The reality is quite different as you know. At this time, the PB is simply not worth it - it's just an attractive toy that's neither a seamless extension of my BB or even close to as good a toy as an ipad or xoom.
Since you're a developer, maybe you should do more developing rather than wasting your time commenting on legitimate gripes of users foolish enough to literally buy into RIM hype - you're clearly not good at PR or you wouldn't be self-righteously promoting RIM vaporware. Rereading your post though, I can feel some sympathy for your frustration as a PB developer since RIM has let you down as well by apparently not providing you yet with the tools you need to actually be developing for PB.