Picked up Blackberry Playbook to compare with my ipad 2.....Fail!

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  1. Tapmyapple

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    Not liking it as much as ipad 2, so im going to return it this weekend.

    - screen is too small and really crammed to type on
    - no BBM and no dedicated email client
    - dont like the OS as much as iOS4
    - no home button...feels really wierd! You have to swipe up on the screen just above where it says blackberry.
    - the volume keys arent flush, theyre angled so they stick out awkwardly
    - lots are having tethering and power button issues
    - theres a slight delay to the picture rotating when rotating the playbook

    Thats just off the top of my head. I do like how its true 16:9 screen and not ipads 4:3.
     
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    Just curious why buy something before test driving it at the store takes time money and frustration for resellers.
     
  3. metheridge

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    I think he does this just to dis anything not apple....

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  4. STi

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    How does the screen look compared to ipad2 ..brightness,colors,viewing angles,blacks?

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  5. GenerationX

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    I read another thread, cept it said xoom instead of blackberry playbook
     
  6. SweetPoison

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    Exactly. I don't think this was the first time either.
     
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    I noticed the same thing. IMHO it is easier to spend some time using a new product ... at the stores, it is really difficult to check everything out. When the OP can sit down and go thru it careful a much better evaluation is possible.

    I like the comparisons at they help us to know better what is really going on from the point of view of the user.

    So much is just spec and feature comparisions and anyone can do that ... doesn't really tell us much.
     
  8. The Alternative

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    And, if you have the expendable cash, why not. If I had a lot of extra money I might purchase a few other tablets just to compare them. Hell, I probably wouldn't even take them back but give them to family members as gifts if I didn't like them.
     
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    Well, because retailers have to factor in restocking and refunds into their overhead so they can still make a profit. Just makes things that much more expensive for people who do buy stuff...
     
  10. USBill

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    Not an Android tablet. QNX.

    Not a Linux variation, a Real Time OS used in mission critical systems, fast and small.
     
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