Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Jun 2011 21:46 UTC
Apple So, yeah, uhm, I bought an iPad 2 today. I still don't think anyone really needs a tablet, but that doesn't mean I didn't want one. I wanted to wait until the HP TouchPad was announced, but now that it has, it seems it won't be coming to The Netherlands any time soon. As such, the iPad 2 it was. A few quick fist impressions.
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Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

Any tablet is better than the PlayBook for one simple reason: I don't want to buy a goddamn crappy BlackBerry phone just to be able to email from my tablet!

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BallmerKnowsBest Member since:
2008-06-02

Any tablet is better than the PlayBook for one simple reason: I don't want to buy a goddamn crappy BlackBerry phone just to be able to email from my tablet!


I have one (compound) word for you: Webmail.

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jackeebleu Member since:
2006-01-26

I have several words for you. This is rubbish! When one is paying $500 for a 7" screen device, it had better have a localized email client. Especially when its the supposed strength of the company. Think mobile messaging, think BB right? So now they jump into the new market and abandon the company mantra to say, " Hey, we got one too!" Please stop trolling.

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MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

If it is webmail one uses, why buy a PlayBook?

But this is just silly. RIM made its name selling BlackBerries that had one powerful feature: email. If they can't build that in to their iPad killer from day one something is very wrong.

They ruined the first impression completely. Compare this to the Apple Newton. The later generations were pretty good, but everybody had in their minds the image of the first version. Now the words "PlayBook" and "suck" are forever linked.

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pantheraleo Member since:
2007-03-07

Any tablet is better than the PlayBook for one simple reason: I don't want to buy a goddamn crappy BlackBerry phone


For business use, I actually much prefer my Blackberry over iPhones I have played with. And I will never buy an iPhone for one simple reason: No real keyboard. I do too much typing on my phone to put up with having to sit there and try to do it on a touchscreen.

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phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

Sure, the release version of the OS doesn't include a local e-mail client. But the web browser supports pretty much every webmail site out there. And there should be a local e-mail client available for it this summer.

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