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The playbook was a total fail

It has a lot of DOA issues on release, like other tablets
It doesnt have BB's email ability
Its slow
Battery sucks
No android support yet, even though it was promised
 
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Playbook was a fail.
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post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by TitaniumClocker View Post
The playbook was a total fail

It has a lot of DOA issues on release, like other tablets
It doesnt have BB's email ability
Its slow
Battery sucks
No android support yet, even though it was promised
just what do you mean by "it's slow"? the hardware running on it isn't exactly a pushover and it can multitask VERY well and how does the battery suck??
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#3 by default....Anyways most businesses use ATT and Verizon. I know for the business i work at we use Verizon on the east coast and mid west but ATT on west coast.
My employer uses Sprint
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Originally Posted by Cyrilmak View Post
Even two years ago BlackBerry was considered King of the business/government sector. That's changed quite a bit with the advent of Android gaining more security with each major update, and iOS becoming much more business friendly as well.

Bottom line is: It's extremely hard to develop applications compared to iOS or Android, and RIM keeps holding out on OpenGL ES support. There's also the issue of their devices having very limited application memory further limiting application development.

Then there's the issue of every device being a direct refresh. The Storm line was a disaster - I would know I've owned both and used both extensively. Then the Torch never took off, most likely due to flat out omission of OpenGL support, crappy components and a flat out buggy OS.

Now RIM made a point to market OpenGL support in it's upcoming Torch refresh, and what was supposed to be the Storm 3 form factor is now the higher end version of the 2 version upcoming Torch line.

On top of all that, RIM is now blocking any application that competes with their own, including a newly submitted Browser sent in for App World review which RIM denied. RIM once said they'd never block applications that competed with their own even citing Apple doing exactly that.

Windows Phone 7 is a great OS, nice and fluid, great features, decent gaming, a hell of a media player, but it's just not taken off like MS hoped. Seems to be going the way of the Zune DAP line. The Zune HD was one of the best DAP's ever made and look where it ended up.

Seems the only real 2 "main" OS's are Android and iOS. Now Android is selling more numbers than iOS has started to dominate iOS. The next couple of years will be very interesting to see if any new OS's come out. I have a feeling from this point forward for the near future it will continue to be iOS and Android leading the pack.
But Android just isn't that good. Everybody I know that has one hates it. They only bought it because Verizon didn't have the iPhone. Our company account went from all Blackberrys 2 years ago to mostly Android and iPhone right now. After all the Android contracts run out everyone is going to get an iPhone. I'm trying to push the Windows Phone because I love the experience though.

I feel like there needs to be a third player in the phone world, just like in the console world. Blackberry stands no chance so I'm hoping Microsoft can get in there some how.
    
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But Android just isn't that good. Everybody I know that has one hates it. They only bought it because Verizon didn't have the iPhone. Our company account went from all Blackberrys 2 years ago to mostly Android and iPhone right now. After all the Android contracts run out everyone is going to get an iPhone. I'm trying to push the Windows Phone because I love the experience though.

I feel like there needs to be a third player in the phone world, just like in the console world. Blackberry stands no chance so I'm hoping Microsoft can get in there some how.
This is purely observational, but..
obviously the people you know are idiots.

OnTopic:
Thank you sprint, I am a loyal sprint customer and I really am glad you saw the garbage this tablet is before it was launched.
Edited by Killam0n - 8/14/11 at 6:41am
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post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by TitaniumClocker View Post
The playbook was a total fail

It has a lot of DOA issues on release, like other tablets
It doesnt have BB's email ability
Its slow
Battery sucks
No android support yet, even though it was promised
Slow? LOL.
Since when is a 1Ghz Dual Core slow?
Battery sucks?
It has just over 7 hours of battery life. Some tablets fail to even get close to that.
It seems to me like you don't know what you're talking about.
Or if you do, you haven't been keeping up with the information and updates.

Android support is coming this fall.
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