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Want to buy playbook..

Hello I want to start playbook app development with native sdk,so i have to purchase playbook and i don't know which playbook should i have to purchase. Please suggest me which playbook version is suitable for me. thanx in advance
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Re: Want to buy playbook..

For development, any of them will do. There are only two models, the WiFi-only version and the new LTE version (4G cellular). If you want to write apps which leverage the cellular connection then obviously you'll want that model. Otherwise the WiFi-only versions differ only in the amount of onboard Flash memory storage, and any one of them is perfectly suitable for development purposes.

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Re: Want to buy playbook..

Hi janaknayangaljanak,

I think so too, PlayBook is required to developing release app. But to start development you can use PlayBook simulator. It's enough for debugging of most app types.
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Oleg

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Re: Want to buy playbook..

Thank you

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Re: Want to buy playbook..

I realize that you are probably not in Canada, but for any Canadians reading this: 16GB playbooks can be had right now for $149 at FutureShop, BestBuy (4x rewards) and Staples (with PriceMatch and a $10 sear gift card Smiley Happy.  

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Re: Want to buy playbook..

Yea, I agree. Even though i have 16, 32 and a 64gb playbook, I got myself another cheap second hand 16gb for developing purposes. In fact, I got myself another from RIM after i submitted my approved application in the appworld.
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Registered: ‎02-15-2012
My Device: Blackberry Playbook 32GB
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Re: Want to buy playbook..

even though UK hasnt got the new playbook, the 16GB playbook's price has been cut to £129. 

Its not just canada with the price cuts

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Re: Want to buy playbook..

I think the sales is worldwide too, even here in Asia