11-22-2012 11:54 PM - edited 11-23-2012 12:45 AM
I am thinking of get the playbook and I am wondering if need a blackberry smartphone to use the playbook or can I use it without one. I hope someone answers me real soon
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11-23-2012 02:11 AM
You can use a playbook without a blackberry phone.
However, to use BBM on the playbook (via bridge) you will need a blackberry phone as the playbook in effect is just a big screen and keyboard for the phone.a
11-23-2012 04:42 AM
It's a great tablet. I do not have, and will never have a blackberry phone. I can receive all my emails, read ebooks and in general have a great time. I video chat with other Playbook users. The only app missing is skype but there is a programme that we use through the internet called Faceflow. , www.faceflow.com. It is better as it provided free video conferencing. If I need the internet away from home I just tether my phone to the Playbook.
I'm not a game player but I believe that it is better than most. I have downloaded some films and they are excellent. Not as many apps as i or android, but I only use a few at a time anyway. This tablet multitasks easily.
Hope this helps
11-23-2012 08:25 AM
What you CAN do on the playbook (without a BB phone):
What you CAN NOT do on the playbook (without a BB phone):
BBM might work on the 4G LTE version, I'm not sure. If BBM is an absolute requirement though, I think it's best you buy a BB phone. Aside from that, the Playbook is pretty functional by itself.