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post #16 of 93 (permalink) Old 2011-10-30, 03:55 PM
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So far I only saw 1 PB in the wild in my travels.

We had a united way auction last week where we had 6 iPads and 1 PB on auction. The activity frenzy was all around the iPads. The lone PB went for much less than what the iPads did.
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post #17 of 93 (permalink) Old 2011-11-11, 02:33 PM
 
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I'm probably one of the "lucky" few that have a PlayBook. The good news is that it's from work (right around launch time) so that I didn't have to pay for it...

The primary usage for me is to become paperless at work (i.e. no need to print decks or materials for the endless stream of meetings). In fact this has become the only use I have for the PB!

At first it took some getting used to compared to my personal iPad, but eventually I've come to prefer many of it's features (vs iPad 1) - sharper PQ, multi-tasking, border touch etc so the thing definitely had the potential but RIM lacked proper execution…

PB definitely has many many drawbacks... the obvious one is hardly any apps worth having. The tethering capability and BB Bridge (which works through Bluetooth) seemed neat at first. The problem is that it never seems to work properly. Most of the time the connection is slow (although BB and PB are side by side), and most annoying of all is that it keeps loosing BB Bridge connection on an almost daily basis for no clear reason. Getting the BB and PB to reconnect is typically a long process of trial and error (reboots, re-try setting up the connection in various ways) and doesn’t always work before I end up giving up.

Anyway, I’m now fed up with it!! Coupled with my doubts about RIM’s future and it’s (IMO lack of) ability to compete with Android and iOS, I’m jumping ship to a work provided iPad that I’m in the process of ordering now. Most if not all my collegues who've had PB are also jumping ship.

For the record I would have preferred an Android tablet (as I have my own doubts as well about iOS's future against Android) but they are not supported yet where I work.

The funny thing is that I don’t think they will even take the PB back

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If you are having bridge problems, don't pair with bluetooth then set up bridge.

Delete the bridge pairing on the phone and playbook, then the BT pairing on both the phone and PlayBook. Then let bridge set up the BT pairing.

It's never given me any headaches except for once. Other than that it's been a solid pair.
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post #19 of 93 (permalink) Old 2012-01-13, 09:59 AM
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BB Playbook 2.0

Interesting read. The update, coming in February, is free for those us having previously purchased the PB

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post #20 of 93 (permalink) Old 2012-01-13, 01:12 PM
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Hopefully this isn't too little too late for our dear RIM.
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post #21 of 93 (permalink) Old 2012-01-30, 07:55 AM Thread Starter
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Please note that this thread is for discussion of the upcoming Playbook 2.0 update. Posts discussing the price of the Playbook or opinions of the device belong in the BlackBerry Playbook Reviews thread.
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post #23 of 93 (permalink) Old 2012-02-10, 10:42 AM
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Well today is the 10th and still no update. I heard around some were having troubles checking the update server for a while yesterday and some speculated it was b/c they were getting ready to release the update. ;-)
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post #24 of 93 (permalink) Old 2012-02-15, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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Definitely coming soon (and my guess is Friday). Best Buy's latest flyer shows that 2.0 is coming soon, and it also shows the price of the tablets going up ($299 for 16GB, $399 for 32GB) starting Friday.
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post #26 of 93 (permalink) Old 2012-02-16, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
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Seems to be confirmed that the update will be released on Feb 21 according to a RIM webcast.

http://crackberry.com/playbook-os-20...ployee-webcast
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And here they say, Febuary 29th during World Mobile Congress 2012 in Spain.

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I predict it will come out once my PlayBook pops up a notification stating it. Looks like everything is still unknown.
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