The Blackberry PlayBook makes a superb back-to-school gift, and also a great holiday gift idea! It is amazing and truly one of the best kept secrets from the average consumer. This powerful handy PlayBook is for “above standard” users, such as but not limited to those who are discreet, determined to maximize time and vigilant in how they spend every minute, are serious about getting work done and put responsibilities and work related activities such as calls, appointments, documents first, before play. The PlayBook is highly regarded by serious business-minded users, and may not yet be as popular as the iPad to the “common herd,” who has more time to engage in daily extra-curricular activities, such as watching movies and videos, listening and sharing music, taking and sharing photos, engaging in social media (ie., Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest), play video games and utilize a whole slew of entertainment related apps, etc.
Amazing and big things come in small packages, so more and more people are starting to realize it’s unwise to under estimate the small, yet powerful, high resolution 7″ Blackberry PlayBook with multi-touch display and 10+ hours of battery life. It has all the extra features that the iPad has too, just fewer apps because it’s fairly new compared to the iPad. The PlayBook has good quality, useful apps, as apposed to the iPad which satisfies the quantity aspect in the apps department, but many of its apps are sub-par and hardly gets used by the business-minded, hard working, profit and results-driven, serious user. Speaking of some of iPad’s substandard apps, recently Apple’s Tim Cook apologized about its Maps app (www.apple.com/letter-from-tim-cook-on-maps/)!
Many successful, hard working professionals and students appreciate the Blackberry PlayBook, because it’s discreet (doesn’t scream uninvited attention), exclusive, private, reliable (the OS is much better then the Backberry smartphones, because it doesn’t freeze and shut down like a PC, laptop or the iPad do) and understated; whereas, the iPad is cumbersome, heavy, large, lacks multi-tasking capabilities and doesn’t handle emails efficiently. The PlayBook gets work done via Documents To Go, a powerful mobile office suite that enables users to view and edit Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files and attachments! You can even plug your PlayBook in to a projector or TV using an HDMI connection to deliver business presentations while referencing speaker notes on the tablet’s display with presenter mode! For more information about Documents To Go, visit: http://demos.blackberry.com/playbook-os20/na/us/gen/?=topicdocstogo
The Blackberry PlayBook is just about the perfect size at 7″ and less then a pound (why would anyone need a bigger screen, unless they have kids or loads of free time for games, movies, videos, social media? If anyone would want a larger screen, then that’s what laptops, netbooks and ultrabooks are for), so users can slip it into their purses, evening clutches or inside jacket pockets and get work done with ease any time, any where while in route to work, school or during travels. It feels very substantial, solid (not flimsy at all), and the touch screen is very responsive and intuitive. The PlayBook’s browser is incredibly fast, and the flash content looks superior. With PlayBook, users can browse all websites with flash (iPad can’t). Many people who used both the PlayBook and the iPad agree that the browser on the PlayBook is much better than Safari on the iPad. The Playbook supports flash, so a lot things can be done via the browser without an app, which is a plus.
The PlayBook is also great for multi-tasking and enables one to jump from one app to another app with speed. It run apps simultaneously (and does not slow down at all), rather than just switch between them. As a result, users can review a presentation or news article, and with extra time to spare while doing so, can download movies, music or video chat. While waiting for some documents, charts, graphs and presentations from the office, users can de-stressify for a few minutes with apps. Great thing about the Playbook is that it now comes loaded with the apps for the ultimate tablet experience! Now, users can add favorite business apps in the Blackberry App World (ie., SAP dashboards), news and entertainment apps, games, facebook for Blackberry PlayBook or TweetBook-Twitter for BlackBerry PlayBook. The camera also supports flash, comes in a 3MP HD forward facing camera and 5MP HD rear facing camera and 1080p resolution recording.
The PlayBook wi-fi comes with 1GHz dual core processor, 1 GB RAM, symmetric multi-processing, and graphics is outstanding at 1080 HD (video playback and recording is far better than many other tablets, including the iPad). To learn more about the PlayBook’s hardware, visit: http://demos.blackberry.com/playbook-os20/na/us/gen/?=topictablethardware
The multimedia is super amazing for music and videos, as it comes with stereo speakers, stereo microphones, video output H.264, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, VP and WMV 9. The PlayBook comes with a built-in memory of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB for those who seek more memory for storing music, movies and videos. It’s now very simple to import and synch from iTunes. The PlayBook has its own BlackBerry Video Store, where thousands of movies and TV shows are now available on demand to rent or buy. Users can watch new releases or download old favorites when on the go. With a built-in HDMI connection users can easily plug the PlayBook in to the TV to enjoy videos at home too.
Another incredible and perhaps the best feature of the PlayBook is that it enables users to connect it to the internet via wifi or connect it via tethering to a BlackBerry smartphone, such as the Curve. Your BlackBerry smartphone and Blackberry PlayBook form a super bond, as the devices go hand in hand. With the PlayBook, there’s no need to spend extra money for a data plan (this can save a user $14.99, $29.99 or $49.99 a month depending on a user’s type of data plan), because you can browse the internet, access email via a Blackberry smartphone with the innovative BlackBerry Bridge application! It’s so easy to do…from the home screen of the PlayBook, tap settings, then blutooth, then properties, then enter a name and tap back. Next, add new device, go to the top bar then listen to allow smartphone to find tablet. Then select top bar on the smartphone, then bluetooth, add new device and select device and select yes on both devices when the pairing number matches. That’s it! Fore further, more detailed information on how to setup internet tethering, which enables the PlayBook to get onto the internet via the Blackberry smartphone, visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zi6Rw7KUS8&
The new BlackBerry Bridge features also enables a user’s BlackBerry smartphone act as a keyboard and mouse for the PlayBook. This is perfect for pausing a movie when the PlayBook is connected to the TV with an HDMI connection. To learn more about this feature, visit: http://demos.blackberry.com/playbook-os20/na/us/gen/?=topicbridge
The Blackberry Playbook is truly a gem, like a diamond in the deep blue sea! It makes the perfect back-to-school gift for a serious and hard working students. It’s a wonderful holiday gift for anyone who wants a top quality and reliable tablet with a fast browser, that does not require a separate data plan and that gets the work done right! Above standard users know that the PlayBook is great for professional and work related use. The PlayBook’s solid professional build quality, its sharp screen resolution, and fast multitasking abilities are very suitable for a successful, hardworking, level-headed, business oriented, results driven user.