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RIM BlackBerry PlayBook 16GB Tablet - PRD-38548-001

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Ok so I am one who reads a lot of reviews and studies an electronic buy before the purchase. I was pretty impressed by the Playbook reviews with the Bridge function and accessibility with my phone, so decided to buy it since I'm a Blackberry user. First time I used it it my first impression is IT TURNS ON VERY SSLLLOOOWWLLLY. It requires wifi to setup and then a Blackberry account, all of which I have. When it tries updating the software its a 300+MB update and doesn't get past 1MB and 24 hours estimated time left and says there is an error and I must restart. I tried this 5 times and only got up to 8 MB!!! I know it wasn't my wifi b/c my laptop worked fine. I got pissed and the next day hooked it to my computer and tried the update with the help of a Blackberry phone rep. I updated the Tablet (I think) ... all is good rightjQuery1520999936408349489_1323970124377? NOPE. I get home and the tablet needs yet another update which is 30+MB and can only be done on wifi! But wait, it still has errors and it won't update! I call Blackberry and their (what seem to be overseas) reps still can't figure it out. I have had an ipad and an Asus ee and both were seamless to get setup and use daily but this has been terrible ... STAY AWAY FROM THE BLACKBERRY PLAYBOOK ... unless you are a very patient person!!!!

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Nice overall size, and just a good balance between a small handheld device, and a laptop. Swiping from the outer screen perimeter is a smart and handy ability. Adobe Flash compatible which is nice, for those select sites that contain Flash content. Very easy and handy to transfer files to/from a computer in USB mode. I use that very often.

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Love this thing!

by Brandy on 12/1/2011

My husband wanted an iPad, but he's in love with this tablet. It's easy to set up and use, it has a great look and feel, the screen scrolls nicely. We're very happy with it!

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Great Tablet out of the Box

by Dennis on 12/2/2011

It’s easy to use out of box. Connected to my wireless network easily. Customer support helped me to upload and download files from my desktop using WIFI (fast, knowledgeable and courteous). The USB cable connection works just as well. Online videos and manuals are very helpful getting up to speed. I’m completely satisfied after 1 week.

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Product Overview

BlackBerry PlayBook Spec

Ultra portable, super convenient

Height 5.1" / 130mm
Width 7.6" / 194mm
Depth 0.4" / 10mm
Weight 0.9 lbs / 425g

7" LCD display, 1024 x 600 screen resolution Multi-touch capacitive screen

Professional grade performance

Full computing power in a tablet format
1 GHz dual-core processor
Symmetric multi-processing

Web without limits

Games, media, apps and everything the real Internet offers
Full Adobe® Flash® 10.1 enabled
Built-in support for HTML 5
No-compromise rendering of text, graphics and video

High-speed connections

3G network access using your BlackBerry® smartphone as a modem
Wi-Fi® 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth® 2.1+ED

Amplified BlackBerry experience

Wirelessly connect to your BlackBerry® smartphone* for real time access to:
Email, calendar, address book, task list and BBM™

Best-in-class media

3 MP high-definition forward-facing camera
5 MP high-definition rear-facing camera
Codec support for superior media playback, creation and
video calling
1080p HD video; H.264, MPEG4, WMV HDMI video output
Micro USB and Micro HDMI ports


Crystal clear HD display
Rich stereo sound
Dual HD video cameras

Built for business

Out-of-the-box compatibility with BlackBerry® Enterprise Server
Seamless pairing for a secure window into your BlackBerry® smartphone
Corporate data access
Secure and manageable

BlackBerry Tablet OS

Powerful, user-friendly QNX technology: It's what the World Wide Web runs on
Multi-processing for true multitasking

Rich application ecosystem

Rapid development environment
Reliable BlackBerry Tablet OS, powered by QNX technology
Supports POSIX OS, SMP, Open GL, BlackBerry® 6, WebKit, Adobe Flash, Java® and Adobe Mobile AIR

*BlackBerry PlayBook can pair with BlackBerry smartphones running BlackBerry® Device Software v5 or higher


Manufacturer RIM BlackBerry
Mfg Part# PRD-38548-001
SKU 221285920
UPC 843163074682
UPC 14 00843163074682
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