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Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 07-07-2011, 12:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,823
Posted By whatsanipad
Re: RIM's Support Regarding the PowerButton

It is premature to say BB is failing, or being sold for parts, or about to be crushed by a meteor on direct path to their headquarters...however: Their once leadership position in smart phones is...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 06-29-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,630
Posted By whatsanipad
Re: playbook terrific but ....

"To be honest it doesn't take 10 to 15 years to take down a company. It takes more like a day or two. Just look at Commodore, one of their major share holders dropped their shares onto the market and...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 06-18-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,058
Posted By whatsanipad
Re: OS Update 1.0.5.2342

Interesting....even though I installed and updated the patch, my PB continues to want to download and install it...having an error each time it goes through the cycle.
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 06-16-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,750
Posted By whatsanipad
Re: O2 Dumps BlackBerry PlayBook

Not good for we users....this type of negative news presents data points to developers considering porting apps to PB....if customer dissatisfaction causes retailers to drop the unit...then why spend...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 06-16-2011, 06:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,026
Posted By whatsanipad
Re: buy now or wait

Not at all...I like the Xoom and it has all of the apps and functionality I need/want in a tablet.

I took a four day trip last week with the Xoom as my primary device (I had also packed my...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 06-15-2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,026
Posted By whatsanipad
Re: buy now or wait

Sorry confusedguy, the future product plans are unknown by us mere mortals.

I have a Xoom as my primary tablet and wanted a 2nd with a bit more portability, so 7 inch screen was important to me....
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 06-15-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,058
Posted By whatsanipad
Re: OS Update 1.0.5.2342

I downloaded and installed the update two days ago...had to download it twice, which may have been a momentary disconnect in my broadband connection....second time it downloaded and installed fine.
...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 05-27-2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,489
Posted By whatsanipad
EMAIL Address for Suggestions

My first PB had to be returned, after futzing with tech support folk who knew little to nothing...RIM sent me an email surveying the quality of experience.

That was followed up with a telephone...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 05-26-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,385
Posted By whatsanipad
Re: New to the forum, some questions about playbook.

Howdy OMStudent,
I am a PB owner...and do use spreadsheets to go on both the PB and the Xoom.
I find it a good tool for review...but would not suggest you use it as your primary vehicle for...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 05-25-2011, 07:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,545
Posted By whatsanipad
Re: Leather Cover

I'm the opposite...I like the full leather protection...but I'm a bit on the clumsy side and drop things.
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 05-24-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,545
Posted By whatsanipad
Re: Leather Cover

Site won't let me post links yet, otherwise I would....they probably heard of my side business; Mass market emails from Nigerian Prime Ministers of Finance and travelers stuck in London without...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 05-23-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,545
Posted By whatsanipad
Re: Leather Cover

Amazon does carry it...however, I found it for $20 less than Amazon by doing the search and received it as quickly as I would have from Amazon (w/o paying sales tax).
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 05-21-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,545
Posted By whatsanipad
Re: Leather Cover

Try a search on Targus Playbook Truss

Very well made leather cover, with cut-outs for the ports and switches. A bit bulky, as the cover has a third layer to wrap around and use as a stand.
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 05-16-2011, 07:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,661
Posted By whatsanipad
Re: Technologist Review of Playbook

I would be very interested in your views after spending the week with only the PB. I've been trying to emulate using "only" the PB while at home this week...it has been difficult, without my keyboard...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 05-15-2011, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,332
Posted By whatsanipad
Re: NOTE: Google Docs

For a Google Mpas implementation on the PB, try the Magellan Compass app, via App World. It is Google Maps, though implemented within the PB UI.
Hopefully this is a hint of things to come with...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 05-14-2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,661
Posted By whatsanipad
Technologist Review of Playbook

Some background: I'm a technology consultant who works with C and D level IT executives at F200 companies. I have 35 + years in IT and for the last 30, have been on the cutting edge of technology.
...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 05-14-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,545
Posted By whatsanipad
Re: Leather Cover

I would be interested in this same case (can't yet post links...the product name is: Leather PDA Case Keeper for Motorola XOOM), adapted for the Playbook:

Like the ports access, and the ability to...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 05-14-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,806
Posted By whatsanipad
Re: Playbook observations

Thank you...I did figure that out and you're right, using it as an external HD is much easier than using the BB Desktop.
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 05-13-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,016
Posted By whatsanipad
Re: For you Cognoscenti out there...

Which leads me to ________ (believe, assume, wish, hope, dream) that the "not yet"s may be at some point..."they're here"???
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 05-13-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,016
Posted By whatsanipad
For you Cognoscenti out there...

Some of you seem to be better informed than others of us (OK, well...certainly more than me).

Any news on:

-Kindle - yes, announced Sept 2010...but, anything "lately"
-Google apps - yes, a...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 05-13-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,776
Posted By whatsanipad
Re: How to charge my PB...a few questions

I'm still in Playbook trial mode...so I'm trying lots of things to decide if I will keep it.
i use a combo travel charger with tips for my Droid/Kindle/Mifi and Zune along with standard USB. With...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 05-12-2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 866
Posted By whatsanipad
Does anyone know if you....?

Can save user IDs and passwords within the PB Browser?

I keep an overall PW on the PB, and would like to "save" my IDs/PWs without having to reenter them all the time.
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 05-12-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,806
Posted By whatsanipad
Re: Playbook observations

Never mind...figured out. And yes, that makes it much easier.

Thanks
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 05-12-2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,806
Posted By whatsanipad
Re: Playbook observations

Could you either give me a quick pointer how? Or, point me to documetation on how to use it?
I'm probably missing somethnig.
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 05-11-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,806
Posted By whatsanipad
Re: Playbook observations

Oh, I do not have a BB phone...so have no use for Bridge.
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 05-11-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,806
Posted By whatsanipad
Re: Playbook observations

I bought one today. I have a Xoom that I like a great deal and wanted a 7 inch. The PB seemed a good alternative;
LIKES:
Browser is a real browser, not a "portable" version. I use webmail to each...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 05-09-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,834
Posted By whatsanipad
Re: Got one? How is it?!

I'm seriously considering the PB..I already have a Xoom (great device) and want a 7 inch tab for portability. Played with the PB yesterday at Office Depot for an hour...I like the UI and am somewhat...
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