1. Lotus Esprit V8's Avatar
    Found the video below on the playbook. Quite interestingly enough it stated that if you don't have access to WiFi that you can connect over 3G provided that you also own a BlackBerry handset.




    Video Link: BlackBerry Playbook
    10-05-2010 07:23 PM
  2. jjjwicks's Avatar
    Wouldn't that be based on the provider? Not everyone allows tethering.
    10-05-2010 07:48 PM
  3. Lotus Esprit V8's Avatar
    RIM wants you to own both their handset and tablet to use the tablet over 3G.
    10-05-2010 11:41 PM
  4. Naughty_Ottsel's Avatar
    Its just a way of making the Playbook look like a better option to their current customers, especially when they just and just have the overall mobile market share, their hoping they can whack a dent in the iPad's market share
    10-06-2010 01:34 AM
  5. macharborguy's Avatar
    One exists, one does not
    10-06-2010 02:01 AM
  6. santiago's Avatar
    yes RIM the tablet over 3G.
    10-06-2010 05:48 PM
  7. touchyphone's Avatar
    One exists, one does not
    +1 how can you compare one thing that is in peoples hands, with something that at this poitn is air, not even close to being released???
    10-07-2010 02:09 PM
  8. chuckz28's Avatar
    Playbook is fail. It may have better specs but it will be so buggy it will be unbearable. I've been down the blackberry road before. RIM has an uncanny ability to code bugs into their OS. I'm not digging the 7" screen either. It might be for some people but I passed on the coming wave of android tablets with one reason being most will have a small 7" screen.
    10-07-2010 11:34 PM
  9. Mella's Avatar
    iPad wins... even IF they make a 10" Playbook.
    Maybe Playbook is more professional and can do a lot more things than the iPad can. But on the other hand, iPad is made by Apple and so 1. They will attract a lot more consumers. 2. They have TONS of developers to make apps. So many developers are live on Apple, such as iFunia, a Mac video converter tools manufacturer, what awesome is they have being a strong link chain in the tablet industry.
    The consumer market will stick with the iPad for now and long time in the future...
    10-08-2010 05:26 AM
  10. lorin.bute's Avatar
    No devs and all the apps ecosystem = no win for any tablet. I use smartphones with different OSes and an iPad and there's just no ecosystem like Apple's. I find it hard to believe that it could sell as much as the iPad.
    10-08-2010 06:16 AM
  11. Naughty_Ottsel's Avatar
    As every Analyst has said a Tablets success is based on 3rd Party Developers, I don't know much about the Blackberry App Ecosystem, but there are so many devices that developing apps is difficult for everyone who owns a blackberry, all with different sizes, input types etc.

    Apple has made the iTouch and iPhone almost the same, as even Apple has said, the iTouch is an iPhone without the Phone. The iPad is as many put it a big iTouch, making it easier to port apps to the iPad, all you have to do is click a few buttons, change some code and BAM, you have an iPad app ported over from iPhone.
    10-08-2010 08:46 AM
  12. Appleluver23's Avatar
    I'm actually really glad that this was announced before the official specs for the ipad 2 are announced. This is a great advantage for Apple because they know what the competition's specs are so they can add things to make their tablet even better.
    10-08-2010 03:14 PM
  13. farbod21's Avatar
    I still dont get why people are comparing the Playbook to the iPad. The Playbook will be competing with the iPad2!
    10-08-2010 04:40 PM
  14. Naughty_Ottsel's Avatar
    I'm actually really glad that this was announced before the official specs for the ipad 2 are announced. This is a great advantage for Apple because they know what the competition's specs are so they can add things to make their tablet even better.
    Not necessarily if iPhone 4 popped up April and was announced in June, considering the iPad with the A4 was announced in January and so all that was being done well before announcement in January and with the iPhone 4 using the same processor indicates that the Hardware was sorted from January if not earlier.

    Whilst that means there is still a 4/5 month-ish window to do any last minute Hardware changes the consideration Apple takes in size, power consumption and temperature of each component as well as price so it is highly improbable that there were any changes.

    If anything we may see the A4 again if not the A5/A8? which would probably be the same A9 in the Playbook as well as 512MB of RAM rather than matching the playbook's 1GB of RAM.

    I'm probably wrong but my 2 cents
    10-08-2010 04:53 PM
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