Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Apr 2011 18:24 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I couldn't get into it yesterday, but today is a new day, and I've got my coffee ready. So, let's dive into reviews of RIM's new toy, the PlayBook. Since my overall opinion on the whole tablet thing can be best summarised as 'meh', my interest regarding the PlayBook focusses mostly on its QNX operating system. As a long-time fan and even regular user of this wonderful piece of technology 'back in the day', I'm interested in what the reviews have to say about it.
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RE[6]: Hmmm....
by stippi on Tue 19th Apr 2011 09:47 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Hmmm...."
stippi
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You are probably right about iTunes being useless for PirateBay users, but there are perfectly valid (in a legal sense) reasons to consider iTunes a blocker.

My girlfriend and I have recently made a purchase decision pro iPad *despite* the fact we would have to use iTunes. It almost tipped us against buying an iPad. However the device has many other selling points and it looks to be more polished than the competition.

At the same time, I've made my purchase decision against an iPhone, and iTunes was the biggest reason. I love the display and the battery life, but in the end I've got a Nexus S. I can actually copy music and videos onto the device from Haiku, where I have stored all my media because of the meta data features of Haiku. I have a rather large collection of DVDs and ripped a lot of them for the increased convenience. To get some movies or music onto an iPhone would have been a lot more complicated/inconvenient for me. Now that I have the Nexus, I actually started to see a lot of points where I find the usability actually better than what I saw during my short encounters with an iPhone. The AMOLED display is great in its own way, but the battery life sucks and the interface is not perfectly smooth at all. I can live with it.

To give this post an on-topic twist, I'd just like to say that 1080p HDMI out would actually be a major selling point pro the Playbook for me. But since my girlfriend will mostly be using the tablet, and especially because of all the content available for the iPad platform, we've decided not to wait with our purchase any longer.

Just some insights into what matters for customers from personal experience... :-)

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