BlackBerry is considering a PlayBook tablet follow-up
1. megaSUNNY (Posts: 57; Member since: 26 Jun 2012)
it's so late to do anything BB.pity on you.
8. rihel_95 (Posts: 205; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)
How about adding play store in playbook? Will be less hassel than sideloading apks
2. domfonusr (Posts: 312; Member since: 17 Jan 2014)
Sure, I guess some people liked the Playbook, but I don't think "everybody loved it". The OS on the original Playbook wasn't ready for prime-time, but now that their QNX base has developed into BlackBerry 10, it shouldn't be out of the question. It would now support things like a calendar, and email independent of another BlackBerry device, so it would have many of the basic and important features that the Playbook once lacked. They will need to really make a compelling tablet in order to cast off the old reputation they had from the Playbook.
9. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 88; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)
I guess you've never owned one since PIM apps have been around since they released OS 2.0. But don't let that get in the way of your "facts".
10. domfonusr (Posts: 312; Member since: 17 Jan 2014)
I understand... hence the statement "once lacked." The lack of PIM features on the Playbook at launch certainly had an effect on its sales early on, and although Playbook OS 2 added these, it still didn't get that 'lacking' taste out of everyone's mouths.
On a more positive note, BlackBerry 10 is set up to be a much better contender out of the gate, should BlackBerry consider another tablet launch. Yes, Playbook OS was also QNX-based like BB10, but BB10 is much more mature and finished. I would like to see BlackBerry succeed at hanging on to some marketshare, and survive.
3. lucid.brat (Posts: 84; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)
Its good time to bring tablet bt BB price will matters a lot in this case and I think u should consider on low budget or mid range tablets
4. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7579; Member since: 14 May 2012)
And "promise" a future update and drop all support months after? No thanks.
5. pookiewood (Posts: 562; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)
I bought a Playbook and thought it was a good device. Now I think it's a doorstop because the browser sucks and it isn't always stable. They pretty turned their back on the consumers by promising an update to BB10 and then shunned the device. I'd be a fool to buy Playbook 2.
12. Lauticol (Posts: 181; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)
I have a Playbook too! Last time I turned it on was last year in July!
6. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)
The "old guard" at BlackBerry released a product that wasn't quite ready when the PlayBook debuted. It wasn't an awful product, but there was much room for improvement. Hopefully, with the new management team on board, we will one day in the future see a new BlackBerry PlayBook that is ready for prime time.
11. isprobi (Posts: 193; Member since: 30 May 2011)
I like my Playbook and still use it over my Windows 7 tablet when I want something light and easy to carry. The web browser is still better than what I see on Andrid in most cases. And being able to run multiple applications each in its own window is very nice. If they released a new one with more RAM and faster CPU running BB10 I would probably buy it for around $300.