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Offline Pyromania

I was surprised to see this in Amazon's Top 100
« on: December 28, 2012, 11:14:06 AM »
I had always heard sales were lukewarm at best but I guess they are selling better now?

http://www.amazon.com/Blackberry-Playbook-7-Inch-Tablet-32GB/dp/B004UL34VW/ref=zg_bs_electronics_65
 

Offline Homer

Re: I was surprised to see this in Amazon's Top 100
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2012, 11:36:26 AM »
I think the price reduction shows they are dumping stock :pint:
Let X = X
{(c) Laurie Anderson}
 

Offline Hattig

Re: I was surprised to see this in Amazon's Top 100
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2012, 12:26:22 PM »
The Playbook is a really nice bit of hardware, if you don't mind the app store being rather limited in choice. For the price it can't be beaten, especially if you want a lot of storage.

RIM are selling them cheap to get a market and encourage developers, and get some foundations put down for their next generation BB10 operating system, which is really QNX with a tablet oriented UI.

I got a 64GB Playbook for around £130 earlier this year.

Actually, I got two, the first was nicked. Glad that it wasn't an iPad and £400 down the drain really.
 

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Re: I was surprised to see this in Amazon's Top 100
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2012, 01:39:27 PM »
Local telco/ISP was flogging them for $100 up here for some time.  Even at that price no one wanted them, lol.

It's good hardware, but the OS just stinks and the problem is a lot deeper than just lack of apps.  OS is sloppy and sluggish, crashy at best in my experience.  Might not be bad if you installed Android on it though.