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Seriously.
by Adam S on Tue 26th Jun 2012 20:44 UTC
Adam S
Member since:
2005-04-01

I don't know why, but I'm actually really excited to try one of these. I love my Playbook and I think the OS is fantastic. Fingers crossed it gains some traction.

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RE: Seriously.
by Jondice on Wed 27th Jun 2012 03:30 in reply to "Seriously."
Jondice Member since:
2006-09-20

I also am enjoying the playbook, but I do wish that
1) the android run time was compatible with more apps, though it is certainly not terrible
2) the google accounts manager would work for android apps (like Google+)
3) That HDMI-out would work for me. Fuck HDMI, nothing but trouble, I swear to god.

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RE[2]: Seriously.
by Morgan on Wed 27th Jun 2012 06:14 in reply to "RE: Seriously."
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Fuck HDMI, nothing but trouble, I swear to god.


I feel your pain, though not on a tablet. I have a 32" LCD TV that simply refuses to sync properly via HDMI from either my home-built PVR (with integrated HDMI via the GeForce 8200 chipset) or my normal desktop with an AMD HD6570. My regular computer monitor with HDMI input sees both just fine, but the TV at any resolution setting just flashes over and over as if it's set to PAL (it's not). VGA works just fine, but I'd prefer the single cable for audio and video. Sigh.

Back on topic, even if I'm not impressed enough with the BB10 phones to switch (or if I am, but Sprint leaves me hanging) I might just get a Playbook. I just wonder if using one without a tethered BB phone will be a handicap.

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RE: Seriously.
by porcel on Wed 27th Jun 2012 07:37 in reply to "Seriously."
porcel Member since:
2006-01-28

I have a playbook that was given to me as a test platform for our new web apps and like it quite a bit.

My only complaints are that battery life doesn´t seem all that great and that application availability could be better.

I haven´t yet looked at how one would go about sideloading android apps and the little I have seen is full of conflicting info.

Is there a web that can be taken as the authoritative way to do this?

Thanks

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RE[2]: Seriously.
by Jondice on Thu 28th Jun 2012 20:03 in reply to "RE: Seriously."
Jondice Member since:
2006-09-20

I agree about the battery somewhat, but my Galaxy Tab 7 doesn't seem much better while in use.

http://forums.crackberry.com/android-app-sideloading-f258/diy-how-s...

Those aren't the exact directions I use but they look very similar (cant' find the ones I used sadly right now). You need to register as a developer on blackberry's site (free); don't worry about getting the NFC keys.

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