"Solid Product Rocked "only" by mismanaged launch"4.5 starson by cgl88
Pros: There is a laundry list of very small things that make the product unfriendly right now, but the benefits outweigh the cost of not having the device now. Namely:
- 7 inch - very portable, lighter, hand-held can be done for hours
- Screen is gorgeous. High
Cons: Set-up MUST have wi-fi so it can fetch the latest updates. Not a smart move for non-technical people, but on the plus side, it is said that RIM will update the device very aggressively every 6 weeks. It will download the entire OS each time.
Summary: The Playbook is a very solid and usable device. What it isn't is intuitive. This means that if you spend some time to learn the interface, you will appreciate its design.
Early adopters should consider the negative impressions as written by big media outlets. The playbook doesn't have too many apps, but new ones pop up daily. It doesn't have BBM (the cornerstone of its advertising) yet. Rumor is that it is out in a few weeks.
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Tip: to wake the playbook from standby and bypass the button, swipe from bevel to bevel (left to right or top to bottom any direction). For more tips just google crackberry dot com and use the key words tips and tricks.
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