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PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless According to N4BB.com, internal documents from RIM have been leaked, revealing the screen sizes and form factors of two phones planned for commercial release.
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RE: Seriously.
by Jondice on Wed 27th Jun 2012 03:30 UTC 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[3]: Seriously.
by Moochman on Wed 27th Jun 2012 10:57 in reply to "RE[2]: Seriously."
Moochman Member since:
2005-07-06

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.


Luckily in PlayBook OS 2.0 they added "native" calendar, contact and e-mail syncing capabilities, so you no longer need to tether to a BB phone. Apparently it works with IMAP, POP, Exchange, Google services, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

http://helpblog.blackberry.com/2012/02/playbook-email-contacts-cale...

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RE[3]: Seriously.
by Adam S on Wed 27th Jun 2012 12:35 in reply to "RE[2]: Seriously."
Adam S Member since:
2005-04-01

I don't have a BB. You don't really need one anymore, although the two together are a nice combo.

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RE[3]: Seriously.
by Jondice on Thu 28th Jun 2012 19:57 in reply to "RE[2]: Seriously."
Jondice Member since:
2006-09-20

It is actually the 3rd device I've owned to have trouble; the first was my PS3, where you have to jiggle the connection just so for it to work.

The second was a cheap Toshiba laptop; like the Playbook, it is as if the HDMI port is there just for decoration.

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