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04-14-2012, 06:22 AM
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You reckon that they'll be shown at the BlackBerry expo in may? If the phones are truly being released in September, then you would think that RIM would announce them at the show.
No I don't think so. They're only giving the developers the Dev Alpha Mockups in May.

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I bought a $199 Playbook about a month ago and I'm happy with it. It was a hassle to get set up but after that, it works pretty well. I only use it to browse the web (check e-mail, sports scores, read the news, etc). I don't use any of the apps or play games on it or watch anything on it. It's a great internet browser, I have no idea if it's good for anything else.
Its great for movies and the games look great too

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04-14-2012, 11:42 AM
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No I don't think so. They're only giving the developers the Dev Alpha Mockups in May.
I guess we'll at least get a chance to see what they look like.

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I guess we'll at least get a chance to see what they look like.
Not really they're just mockups, they won't look much like the the final versions.

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Play Nintendo 64 Games on your PlayBook

Play Nintendo 64 Games on your PlayBook:

http://crackberry.com/mupen64plus-pb...berry-playbook

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I need a GBA/SNES emulator for my flight. Does it exist?

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I need a GBA/SNES emulator for my flight. Does it exist?
The SNES one exists (I think there's actually a Link to it in the above Link about the N64) I'm not sure about the GBA.

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RIM Unveils 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook

RIM Unveils 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook:

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2407985,00.asp

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4G BlackBerry PlayBook Comparison Chart

4G BlackBerry PlayBook Comparison:

http://crackberry.com/heres-how-4g-l...op-lte-tablets

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Man, I wonder if they will even sell one of those at such a high price WITH CONTRACT.

You have to be either braindead or the biggest Blackberry fanboy to even consider.

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man, i wonder if they will even sell one of those at such a high price with contract.

You have to be either braindead or the biggest blackberry fanboy to even consider.
$349?

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My Soviet, coal-powered e-reader crapped out on me, and I'm looking for a replacement on short notice, since I have a 71-hour train ride starting this Friday night.

I've narrowed it down to either a Playbook or a Nextbook. They're both the same price, and generally I'd go for the Playbook since it comes from a brand I've heard of, but the sticking point I'm having is that it only has a micro USB port, whereas the Nextbook will take MicroSD cards to expand the memory. Also, it seems like there are issues with DRM protected e-books on the Playbook (I don't know whether or not mine are protected...).

A lot of the information I'm finding online about circumventing these problems involves rooting the device (which I'm neither smart enough nor brave enough to attempt). They also say that these problems "will probably be fixed when OS 2.0 comes out", meaning that the information I'm getting is rather dated.
  • If I have OS 2.0, is it possible to connect a USB drive to a Playbook (I assume there's some kind of cable for that) to expand the memory without rooting the device?
  • What's the story on DRM-protected e-books when you're running OS 2.0?

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I have a playbook, and I like it enough, but if I was in the market for a 199 tablet, I'd buy the Nexus 7.

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My Soviet, coal-powered e-reader crapped out on me, and I'm looking for a replacement on short notice, since I have a 71-hour train ride starting this Friday night.

I've narrowed it down to either a Playbook or a Nextbook. They're both the same price, and generally I'd go for the Playbook since it comes from a brand I've heard of, but the sticking point I'm having is that it only has a micro USB port, whereas the Nextbook will take MicroSD cards to expand the memory. Also, it seems like there are issues with DRM protected e-books on the Playbook (I don't know whether or not mine are protected...).

A lot of the information I'm finding online about circumventing these problems involves rooting the device (which I'm neither smart enough nor brave enough to attempt). They also say that these problems "will probably be fixed when OS 2.0 comes out", meaning that the information I'm getting is rather dated.
  • If I have OS 2.0, is it possible to connect a USB drive to a Playbook (I assume there's some kind of cable for that) to expand the memory without rooting the device?
  • What's the story on DRM-protected e-books when you're running OS 2.0?
The PlayBook also has a Micro HDMI Port which I find very useful.

I use Book Reader for Epub files.

OS 2.0 has been out for quite a while. 2.1 is coming out soon.

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4G LTE PlayBook Price

As to the price of the 4G LTE PlayBook I'm pretty sure that it's still the cheapest LTE Tablet currently on the market.

What other LTE Tablets are currently available?

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4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook makes iOS and Android devices feel about as sophisticated

I'm sure this will illicit some interesting responses.


4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook makes iOS and Android devices feel about as sophisticated as my daughter’s old 'Speak & Spell':

http://betanews.com/2012/08/10/4g-lt...d-speak-spell/

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Ouch indeed. Only one review and I don't know this dude's background but it is nice to see some positive for RIM.

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Come on RIM, bring 2.1 (And 10.)

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I used my cousin's iPad2 and thought it was really nice, but RIM does do somethings much better than Apple.

While I conceed that iOS and Android devices have a way better app market, to me the choice of tablet really depends on what's important to you.

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I used my cousin's iPad2 and thought it was really nice, but RIM does do somethings much better than Apple.

While I conceed that iOS and Android devices have a way better app market, to me the choice of tablet really depends on what's important to you.
Apps, especially these marketing statements like "now with 1,000,000 free apps!", are extremely overrated, IMO, and I can't stress the "extremely" enough. The vast majority of the apps, aside from (and including) the app-store clogging spam-like garbage (if you mostly browse to find wallpapers of Asian girls looking shy), are easily replaced by a competent browser. After I upgraded from the default browser on Android to Opera Mobile I cut probably half the apps from my phone. IMO the mass hype surrounding the use of apps is not due to necessity/functionality but rather the fact that Google and Apple take a sizable portion from the app sales on their respective markets.

I'll definitely consider the upcoming Playbook but I'm too used to the flexibility of Android (for customization, not app counts) and I suspect Windows 8/RT will be a huge player in the tablet market by the time I purchase one.

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Apps, especially these marketing statements like "now with 1,000,000 free apps!", are extremely overrated, IMO, and I can't stress the "extremely" enough. The vast majority of the apps, aside from (and including) the app-store clogging spam-like garbage (if you mostly browse to find wallpapers of Asian girls looking shy), are easily replaced by a competent browser. After I upgraded from the default browser on Android to Opera Mobile I cut probably half the apps from my phone. IMO the mass hype surrounding the use of apps is not due to necessity/functionality but rather the fact that Google and Apple take a sizable portion from the app sales on their respective markets.

I'll definitely consider the upcoming Playbook but I'm too used to the flexibility of Android (for customization, not app counts) and I suspect Windows 8/RT will be a huge player in the tablet market by the time I purchase one.
What kind of customization are you talking about exactly?

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16GB PlayBook on special for $129 @ The Source & Staples (32GB $149 64GB $199)

This is a pretty good deal for anyone who's looking for a good tablet:

http://www.thesource.ca/estore/categ...ry=BB-Playbook

http://www.staples.ca/ENG/Catalog/ca...affixedcode=WW

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BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 Tomorrow?

BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 Tomorrow?

http://crackberry.com/blackberry-pla...erry-bridge-21

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BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 Tomorrow?

http://crackberry.com/blackberry-pla...erry-bridge-21
OS 2.1:


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Get Blaq for the BlackBerry PlayBook for just $0.99 for a limited time

Get Blaq for the BlackBerry PlayBook for just $0.99 for a limited time:

http://crackberry.com/get-blaq-black...9-limited-time

Blaq is probably the best Twitter App available for the PlayBook.

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