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Sat Oct 20, 2012, 08:32 AM

Blackberry Playbook 16 GB, pros and cons?

I've been looking at tablets for a while now, the Playbook gets about as good reviews as any tablet on Amazon and Office Depot has quite a good deal on them at $159, in store only. That's the best price I've seen on the unit by about $40.

Are there any better options in that price range at the moment?

http://www.amazon.com/Blackberry-Playbook-7-Inch-Tablet-16GB/dp/B004UL34EY/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1350736310&sr=1-1&keywords=playbook

ETA: I just checked the Office Depot website and evidently the 64 GB Playbook is now $189, which is about $40 less than it was a couple of days ago when I was in the store looking at them.

So my OP also covers the 64 GB model, the new price is within my budget.

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Fumesucker Oct 2012 OP
Warren Stupidity Oct 2012 #1
Fumesucker Oct 2012 #4
whistler162 Oct 2012 #2
Fumesucker Oct 2012 #3
whistler162 Oct 2012 #5

Response to Fumesucker (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 09:57 AM

1. Could be a collectors item.

About the only pro I can think of.

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 09:35 PM

4. Half or more of the stuff I have is potential collectors items

I just threw out my Sinclair ZX81 a couple of years ago, bought that in 1984. I even had the 16k ram upgrade.

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Response to Fumesucker (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 08:16 PM

2. Booting is extremely slow.

It isn't bad once it is started but you have to jump through hoops to install Android apps.

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Response to whistler162 (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 09:30 PM

3. I had read that somewhere, thanks for confirming it..

How is the battery life?

Have you used the GPS function?

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 06:55 AM

5. Battery life isn't bad, about average for a

tablet. Haven't used the GPS.

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