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Old 04-28-2011, 01:55 PM   #1579
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Jesus man, do your research. Once again you swallow whole whatever is fed to you by a single source.

I don't like the Playbook AT ALL, but calling it unusable is ridiculous. This review is one of the most one-sided worthless reviews I've read on the subject. The reviewer is completely ignorant of how the device is MEANT to be deployed. He obviously has no meaningful enterprise experience and is basically talking out of his ass. If you want a fair review, read the one done by AnandTech.

The device IS horribly over-priced... I have no idea what RIM or Motorola are thinking trying to MATCH Apple's pricing when they can easily undercut them and make more money in the long run.
I didn't call it unusable, the reviewer did. As well, that's hardly the only review out there indicating the Playbook is a swing and a miss. But if you want me to copy and paste forty links into this, and have you read more or less the same article forty times, well, **** that. And you can't deny that having to tether a playbook to an existing blackberry to get email is absurd. It's not just that it's over-priced, it's that it simply doesn't do the things you expect it to.

Also, the screen doesn't look like it's designed to read web pages in a comfortable manner; it's way too narrow, and when in landscape mode, you'll be able to view what, a third of a normal web page? If you're lucky? It's supposed to be a tablet, not a footlong smartphone.

I understand that Blackberry is going for the corporate market, so the lack of a legitimate app store is somewhat understandable, but if you were gonna take Apple to task for the crap quality cameras they put in, it seems logical to rip RIM even more for making a decidedly non-functional device. I mean, would you really buy one of these for 200 bucks? Because I'd probably save my money and buy something better for a little more cash. Not necessarily an iPad, but definitely not a Playbook.

It's a shame, really; Blackberry is a Canadian company, I was hoping they'd shed a bit of the stuffy business image they've got, or at least bring something out that reinvents mobile business. They didn't really do either.
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