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Blackberry Playbook 7-Inch Tablet (32GB)

Blackberry Playbook 7-Inch Tablet (32GB)

  • BlackBerry Tablet OS, 1 GHz dual-core processor
  • 32 GB for storage
  • 7 inch multi-touch capacitive LCD screen, 1024 x 600-pixel resolution
  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n), 3 MP forward facing, 5 MP rear
  • 0.9 pounds (15 ounces)

The BlackBerry PlayBook delivers professional-grade, consumer-friendly experiences that redefine the possibilities of mobile computing. This ultra-portable tablet looks and feels great, measuring less than half an inch thick and weighing less than a pound. It’s 32 GB integrated flash memory with 1 GB RAM. It features a vivid 7-inch high-resolution display-WSVGAn display resolution (1024 x 600) that is highly-responsive with a fluid touch screen experience. It also offers industry leading perfor

List Price: $ 599.00

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Coby Kyros 7-Inch Android 4.0 4 GB Internet Tablet 16:9 Capacitive Multi-Touch Widescreen with Built-In Camera, Black MID7048-4

  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 7 inches Display
  • All winner A5 1 GHz
  • 4 GB Flash Memory, 1 GB RAM Memory
  • 802_11_BGN wireless

7-Inch ANDROID OS 4.0 Capacitive Multi-Touchscreen tablet 16:9, Access popular games and apps from the GetJar marketplace, All-in-1 device to browse the web, watch YouTube videos, check Email and much more, Plays popular internet video, music, and photo formats, E-Reader with access to thousands of books, 4GB Internal memory plus microSDHC memory card slot to store your music, photos, and videos, 1GB RAM for seamless multi-tasking, Wireless internet with Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), Hours of use with r

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6 Responses to “Blackberry Playbook 7-Inch Tablet (32GB)”

  1. Silvana D. "glass queen" says:
    926 of 966 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Awesome tablet, April 26, 2011

    A bit about me first – I am a techno-nerd. I LOVE gadgets. Large, small, you name it. After eyeballing many tablets, including the iPad, Xoom, Samsung and others I chose the 64GB Blackberry Playbook. Why? For one, because it is the right size. I can put it in my purse and carry it about with me. More reasons – it has spectacular graphics – true 1080p HD and it supports flash. It has a camera and an HD camcorder. It has a solid feel in your hands, the touch screen is very responsive and intuitive. After playing with it for a short span of time I now zoom from app to app. One of the (many) things I find amazing is that the tablet does not lag while running many concurrent apps – I’m not talking small apps, but processor intensive ones. The battery life is pretty good too – I’ve played for over 10 hours before I had to recharge it. The screen is spectacular – I said that already didn’t I?

    One thing I have read on various sites is that there aren’t “many apps” available. HELLO – it is new – just released actually. How many apps were there for the iPad when it first came out? New apps appear daily and this summer it will run Android apps. That just exponentially increased the quantity of fodder for app hounds like me. The Android apps will be available through Blackberry App World. Read more about this on Android Central. Angry Birds anyone? It’s also a boss gaming tablet for you gamers out there.

    I have a huge iTunes library. One of the reasons I purchased the 64GB version was for the music. RIM made it so easy to import tunes from iTunes. First download Desktop manager and install. Plug in the Playbook. It installs the drivers and voila! It sniffs the installed iTunes and asks you what you would like to sync to the Playbook. I also read a lot of technical magazines I get electronically. I have these saved off to a folder on my PC. Now I copy them to my Playbook and read them where ever I am.

    I can connect to the internet a few ways – with the wireless ability it has, or tethering to my mobile phone or, if you have a Blackberry running version 5 or above you can use the Bridge to gain access to the internet while about. I have scratched just the surface of this amazing tablet. It has so much more I could talk about.

    I love my Playbook. I am so glad I waited for its release. WOW

    Update 7.01.2011

    I’ve had the Playbook for over two months, use daily and have taken it with me everywhere I go. As such, I have more information and thoughts to share.

    My Playbook recently traveled to Universal Studios and Disney’s Magic Kingdom. Beautiful pictures and video were captured. I am a camera fiend – my Nikon D80 was left at home by an oversight and panic (withdrawal is more like it) set in. I must say that my Playbook saved the day. Would this completely replace my Nikon? For me, no. I am a lover of SLR/DSLR’s. However it does a very nice job rendering photographs in a pinch. I shot beautiful 1080p video as well.

    Apps – I have 183 apps so far on my Playbook and the choices available increases daily.

    The browser is something to behold on this thing. It is fast, renders pages beautifully and the flash content looks incredible. As the Playbook supports flash, a great deal of things can be had directly via the browser without the requirement of an app.

    RE: the noise about the ‘too small’ power button – non-issue really. You turn the Playbook on by swiping the screen from top to bottom. If the timeout is too long, you can alter this through the settings. About the only time you ever have to touch the button is to turn it on from a total power down. It’s more an issue of a habit to use a button than anything else. Once you drop the button desire, the puny size is perfect.

    RE: the noise regarding it wasn’t ready – I’ve used my tablet daily for well over two months and I haven’t encountered a single issue. No freezing, nothing at all. Ask me how many times I’ve had to reset my iPod or my PC/laptop?

    RE: the noise regarding the immediate OS update – as a software engineer I appreciated the fact RIM had an update issued right after the tablet shipped. That means they fixed/added new features that the initial install didn’t contain. This doesn’t mean the OS wasn’t ready – it was. They just were able to roll out an update soon after the release. How often is iTunes updated??? How often is Windows OS updated? Why is RIM bashed for a standard process? Ah, the Bizarro World we live in…

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  2. D. Bannister says:
    716 of 757 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    What is everyone’s problem?, May 7, 2011
    D. Bannister (Calgary, Alberta Canada) –

    I own the iPad 1. I like it. I don’t love it. The apps are great. But it is large and cumbersome. It doesn’t really multi-task. And I hate the way it handles email. I use a Blackberry Torch phone. I love the way it handles email. And the apps are very good. Fewer. But very good.

    So it was with some trepidation and excitement I bought the Blackberry Playbook. The trepidation was because of the advanced reviews which universally panned it. I looked at it, held it, and bought it. And I will tell you it is one piece of stunning equipment.

    The build is much better than the iPad. In fact it is extraordinary. The screen is absolutely stunning. The machine loads the applications fast but NOT as fast as you see on the commercials. The browser blows the iPad Safari browser out of the water. It is very fast and of course has Flash. The camera front and back are very good.

    But do you know what makes this tablet? The OS. It is extraordinary. You bring out Apps with a touch. You scroll through open apps by beginning at the left or right bezel and swiping toward the center. The context menus are opened by swiping down when the application is open. See a subtle alert in the top left hand corner, swipe diagonally from the the bezel to the center and viola there is a notification of your email. To wake it up swipe from the top bezel to the bottom. No more clicking a darn button. Thank you Blackberry. That alone was genius.

    As I said I carry a Blackberry so through the Blackberry Bridge it tethers to my Torch. Emails and files. Everything, except the apps (different OS of course) is available on my Playbook. And I don’t have to add on a data plan for 3G. A 3G phone Playbook is coming out in the summer they say for those who do not carry Blackberry phones.

    I am waiting for the following apps – Dropbox (although I can transfer files in and out via the web), a free hand note taker and a better PDF program or a more beefy Adobe Reader app. And I am sure they will come.

    Now to the reviews: They claimed the OS was not finished. Not true. They claimed multiple shutdowns and freezes. Not true. They poo-poo’d tethering through Blackberry Bridge. OK I am saving myself $30 a month up here in Canada or $360 a year in not having a 3G capability under a separate plan. And the tethering is flawless for both email and web surfing since the Playbook comes with a Bridge Browser that uses your phones’ plan. So a person saves $360 a year and it gets criticized? Unbelievable! The apps. Yes there are fewer but there are new ones appearing everyday and they are above average and to my mind are as good as or better than the iPad. The negative reviews are baffling; truly, truly baffling.

    I couldn’t wait to get the iPad. I was enchanted. With the new iPad 2 I wasn’t enchanted. In fact it is anything but.

    The Blackberry Playbook on the other hand is simply astounding. I throw it in my briefcase. And away I go. I pull it out at a meeting or airport and it is understated and private. Will it take its rightful place in the tablet market? Not if jingoistic reviewers have their way. But it should. It should if build, function, cost effectiveness, reliability, and fun mean anything to anybody.

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  3. Quentin Gerlach "IT Guy" says:
    236 of 255 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Good device – price is the problem…., April 19, 2011
    Quentin Gerlach “IT Guy” (Trenton, NJ USA) –

    If you’re like me – then you’ve probably been waiting for a while for RIM to enter the tablet market with their long-overdue BlackBerry Playbook. RIM’s been touting a couple of features that were a first for any tablet at the time – namely two cameras, one front and one back, HD output and a mini-HDMI port, along with finally releasing the new QNX OS (which RIM badly needed).

    Well, unfortunately for RIM, they once again took their time getting this to consumers, and the end result is once again a whole bunch of those new features aren’t really new anymore. IPad 2 introduced the two camera system for Apple, and I believe the new Galaxy 2 tablet coming out in a few months will have it as well. A bunch of tablets are also now HD-capable, and a bunch also have HDMI ports.

    Anywho – I picked this device up today from Best Buy, and to sum it up in a sentence: classy, but expensive.

    For a more detailed review, here goes —

    1) The OS. By George, RIM finally has a decent OS!! If anyone has ever had or messed around with a Blackberry phone, one of the biggest gripes you’ll have is that the OS is just… well, crappy. OS 5 and 6 were big improvements – but they still each leave alot out (like the browser – god, does Blackberry’s browser suck at times), especially when you check out an IPhone or Android phone. The QNX is RIM’s newest OS, and I hope they move their phones over to it ASAP. Clean, snappy, and doesn’t actually use all that much memory – if you delve into the settings of the device. I will add, though – that as soon as I turned on my device, it had to update the OS. Nice RIM – already pushing out updates…. Doesn’t bode well, but we’ll see.

    2) Screen. I’ll give RIM credit, they did awesome here. The screen on the Playbook is nothing short of stellar. I played the movie Megamind (great movie) in HD on it, and it looked fantastic. Even better, hooked it up via HDMI to a projector, and it looked fantastic on the wall too. 7″ may be a little small to people – IPad’s is almost 10″, and so is Galaxy 2 (supposedly – we’ll see) – but I like the 7″ screen personally. I don’t really need a bigger screen – that’s what I have a laptop for.

    3) Weight. This also might be a touchy subject – but again, I personally like a device that feels solid in my hands. The Playbook definitely fits this bill. Although it only technically weighs 1 pound, it feels much heavier. The construction seems excellent – putting pressure on various points, the device barely bends.

    4) Blackberry Bridge. Hell yeah RIM – I do NOT want to pay extra for another 3G data plan. Instead, what RIM does is by tethering your Blackberry phone to the Playbook, you can use the data plan on your phone to get the internet on your Playbook – and it works right out the box!! You don’t even need a cable – it also works via BlueTooth!! Only problem – just works with Blackberry phones. If RIM updated this to work with all phones, that would make it literally perfect.

    1) Price. Jeez, 499 for the base model – 16 GB. 64 GB rings in at 699. (These prices come from Best Buy). It’s a nice device, don’t get me wrong, but 500 bucks for the base model?? There’s a bunch of cheaper options out there. Especially with the size of the device – it’s a little hard to justify. I hope RIM fixes this problem soon, for their sake.

    2) Apps. Always seems to come back to this as well for RIM. The apps for the device – at the time of this – equal less than 100. Yeah, that’s right. With the new OS, that means that all apps have to be rewritten to be able to work with the device – and be able to handle the bigger screen. I believe the IPad has over 25,000 apps specifically made for it, and the Galaxy and XOOM both use Android – and have its market to work with. Clearly RIM has an uphill battle here. Hopefully RIM supporting Flash on the Playbook will help the apps roll in, but I wouldn’t hold my breath…

    3) No e-mail support. As of right now – the Playbook does not work with BES servers. That means no enterprise e-mail support, or ability to control the device via IT policies. You must be joking RIM. Seamless e-mail support is the main reason people get Blackberries, and you can’t make the Playbook to support this?? Fail….

    There’s a couple other things too I can think of – for both categories – but these delve deeper into the enterprise features of the devices, so if you’re interested, leave me a comment and I’ll reply

    The Blackberry Playbook is definitely a good entry for RIM – worthy of giving some of the other tablets a run for their money. RIM has of late been really lagging behind when it comes to keeping up with the tech of the day, but with the Playbook, they’ve finally stepped up to the plate. As for hitting a home run – ehhh, I’ve give them a double…

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  4. Janowbi says:
    257 of 266 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Coby Kyros 1042-8, October 24, 2012

    Okay, I’ve had this little gem for about 5 days now. I was looking for a ten inch tab, but didn’t have a lot of cash. I already have the Acer Iconia A-100, which is a great tablet. But i wanted a 10 incher. When i first got it, it ran fine but there was no Google App Store, bummer, So I got the Amazon App Store. everything was working fine but when I loaded Netflix it didn’t work, the app loaded fine but the screen would just go blank. I called Coby Customer Service and they said it was a problems with Adobe flash not running right? Anyways, with Coby you actually get a live person however, you may not get one that knows anything. So i looked around on the internet and found that this is a problem with the tablet. I also found a solution. A tech advised to reboot the system and erase factory files. Here is the message —- “Power the unit off (holding power buttom) and selecting Power off, then hold simultaneusly back button and on buttom 8 seconds,when the android icon appears press the back button, in the menu select wipe data/factory reset pressing home buttom and then press back buttom, in the next screen select “yes delete all user data” pressing back buttom, and in the next screen select “reboot system now” with the back buttom and wait. IT WORK FOR MY TABLET.” ——

    After doing this download the Good e-Reader app store through Getjar. The Good e-Read app store has everything. Netflix now works great on my tablet. I was also able to down load pretty much every app the Google Play Store has. They even have the Google Play Store app. Anyways, after doing this my tablet runs smoother, seems to be faster and everything works. Took this tablet from a 3 to a 5 star. I now love this tablet. Oh, when doing this it will erase things (music, pics, videos) on the tablet but not on the SD Card.

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  5. Darrell Meece says:
    116 of 122 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    great for certain things, September 15, 2012
    Darrell Meece (East Lansing, MI United States) –

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    This is for the 10″ coby. I got it to replace the functions of an e-ink kindle. I wanted to be able to read books, surf some simple web pages, maybe check my e-mail and calendar, play some simple games. I liked the idea of a bigger screen that I could see page-size pdf (and maybe a comic book) on. It turns out that this tablet is fine for those needs.

    It actually seems made pretty well. The touch screen seems to work well – by way of comparison, I’ve had a couple of older tablet pc’s, and older windows ce pda’s, my wife has an older resistive touch 7″ android, I have an android phone. So on the one hand I’ve used a lot of touch screens, on the other, I can remember when you had to have a proprietary batter-powered stylus to use one. So to me, the touch screen seems pretty good, but I don’t know how that will translate to others. It is a finger print magnet and picks up smudges like mad. It is perfectly adequate for e-book reading and playing simple android games.

    I am an average sized male and the size is fine for me for a big book reader. The trade off of the bigger screen is that you have a bigger device to hold. I can just “palm” it with one hand – it is 16 X 9 so it seems longer than it does wide. I don’t think it is too large to be a comfortable reader.

    The wi-fi connected in a snap, couldn’t be easier. One thing that is sort of annoying is that everytime I resume from a suspend I have to disconnect and reconnect the wi-fi for it to connect. I haven’t figured a way around that yet, but I think it may be an ice cream sandwich “feature.” It connects easily to our linux computers with the cable.

    I found that I was more bugged by the lack of google play marketplace than I thought I’d be. As best I can tell, everyone who has tried rooting the 10″ has bricked it. So I didn’t root it. You can get the apk for google play easy enough and side load it, but the device isn’t on google’s list of approved devices so the apk won’t run and connect to the market. Because you can’t root it, you can’t edit the boot file to spoof it as a device on google’s list. So unless you root it or google adds it you won’t be connecting to google play.

    Which isn’t really that big of a deal. It has a get jar market on it, but I had already put on amazon market before I bothered looking at it, and there’s really not much use in it. The amazon market is easy enough for anyone to add – just point the web browser to amazon and follow the directions. Of all things, the only thing I wanted to put on it so far but wasn’t able to yet is tux math for the kids – it is on google play but not amazon market and I can’t find the apk on the web. It was easy enough to side load other apks. It runs the angry birds apps fine, and the cut the ropes, fruit ninjas, temple runs. I had a devil of a time getting where’s my water/Perry to install. It just wouldn’t install. I tried different versions and nothing, then one time I tried it for a lark and both just installed and now they play fine. I must have installed something with a needed library or something along the way. Who knows. I downloaded free solitaire and freecell from amazon and they work fine. That’s enough games for me, so I haven’t bothered putting any emulators on it, without hardware buttons I don’t care to.

    It has both a regular size usb and a micro usb, which is nice because you can use something like a usb key board. The power plug is an additional little port. The batteries last longer than I thought they would – good enough for me to read and play some games. I put some videos on there just to see them and they worked fine. The kids watched some youtube on it and that was fine. I couldn’t get netflix to install on it though.

    It has an micro sd card slot, that is important to me. The file structure is a little wonkey, but you’ll find the sd card if you look around. After the first time it didn’t really matter to me because it remembered the location in the history and I can just click the short cut there.

    It comes with a book reader built in. I side loaded an epub file and it seemed to present it just fine. I went ahead and put the cool reader app on it because I like the flexibility of that app. I used it to read A Dance with Dragons an it was a good book reading experience – I turned off the background and just use white text on black or yellow on blue. Honestly I didn’t miss e-ink and I was a fan of it.

    It isn’t an ipad and it isn’t a tegra 3. It is $150 bucks. So if you want the ipad or a tegra 3 don’t get this. If you have some basic android experience then this will seem familiar and easy, and if you want a basic tablet then this is a fine one. I got lucky here, it fits my needs very well – so if you are looking for something like that, book reader, web, simple games, with a bigger screen I’d recommend this to you.

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  6. nizzly says:
    138 of 147 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    A couple of Aha Moments . . ., July 23, 2012

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    Arrived quickly, and I was very happy with how it looked!

    Things to note:
    - This takes a very small, 5V DC power supply, which is unusual to me.
    - It is an unsupported Google device = no Play app store, and still can’t figure out how to get HBO GO to work on it, and can’t get Facebook created app (unless someone tells me where else you can download it from!)
    - Has a very sensitive power button – last 3 times I’ve put it in my backpack for use at work, the power button has been hit in transit and I arrive with it drained and unusable. Could probably be remedied by buying a better case than by using the slipcover it comes with.
    - Back button often exits you out of something, rather than taking you to your last page/position.
    - Browser, while effective, does not have near the same functionality as the browser on my PC.
    - Browser feels slow to me, and it’s annoying.

    Other things to note:
    - Sound quality was surprisingly good for what it is.
    - Keyboard is awesome and works really well, which surprised me.
    - Absolutely zero lag in streaming of either music or video – win!!!
    - You can still do lots of great stuff, like use other social media apps that allow you to view Facebook, or use the browser for it (can’t get browser version of HBO GO however, *sad clown face*).
    - Use Amazon app store for lots of good stuff even if you can’t use Google Play app store – the Get Jar app store was surprisingly limited. Might just be the brand new O/S.
    - Picks up home wi-fi & mobile hotspot (wi-fi from my phone) just great, never had a problem with that!
    - Renders books really well and is fun to use for reading.

    Overall, because it is less than half price of any other 10″ tablet out there, I will give it a “like” rating and deal with what it doesn’t do. But the HBO GO thing was a major blow and the big reason behind losing a whole star. I’ve heard that they are supposed to be coming out with a new version of the app that I can get to and will work on this O/S, but my fingers are still crossed on that . . .

    Also, in case anyone from Google is reading this – you majorly effed up by allowing others to license your O/S by NOT also allowing anyone with said O/S’s devices to be able to access YOUR CONTENT. Lose move IMHO. Retarded.

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