Blackberry Playbook 16GB + 9300 Phone - £37 per month @ Phones4U
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Blackberry Playbook 16GB + 9300 Phone - £37 per month @ Phones4U

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Found 20th Jun 2011
Ok here goes i'm not a fan of 24 month contract but I quite fancied this...

BlackBerry PlayBook 16GB & BlackBerry Curve 9300
O2 Pay Monthly
Tariff O2 500MB BlackBerry 600 - 24 Months
Price - Free
Line Rental £37.00
Minutes - 600 minutes
Texts - 3000
Duration 24 Months

Special offer
FREE BlackBerry PlayBook Folio Case
Includes 500MB Data & BlackBerry Email & WiFi

Seems decent for a tablet and a phone tell me what you think.

27 Comments

Original Poster

http://www.phones4u.co.uk/images/blackberry-playbook/small-image5.jpg

Original Poster

I really want a tablet at the moment and i'm torn between the playbook ,, ipad ,, galaxy tab ,, or the vega ,, if I get this its a cheaper option for getting a tablet don't know if the phone is anygood ,, this is much cheaper than the iphone and ipad orange deal at £65.00 per month I find this fairly reasonable for what you get .

your getting about £500 of tech and paying 388 for the contract

topcashback as well @ £45

1982john

your getting about £500 of tech and paying 388 for the contract



So not a dreadful deal tbh, quidco/tcb will reduce this further...

1982john

your getting about £500 of tech and paying 388 for the contract



I might be missing something but 37 x 24 = 888?

martinwallis

I might be missing something but 37 x 24 = 888?



Did you notice anything about the figure he said?

500+388 = ???


martinwallis

I might be missing something but 37 x 24 = 888?



500 + 388 = 888

Didn't O2 announce on Friday that they wouldn't be stocking the PlayBook themselves?

EDIT: The 9300 Curve 3G is superb BTW.. Had one for about a year now.. Wouldn't want one for another 2 years though, it's already overshadowed by the Torch, so it'll be really old tech a year from now..
Edited by: "M3NDEREZ" 20th Jun 2011

Ah yes I see it now, I read it as 'getting £500 worth of tech for £388' I stand corrected.

M3NDEREZ

Didn't O2 announce on Friday that they wouldn't be stocking the PlayBook … Didn't O2 announce on Friday that they wouldn't be stocking the PlayBook themselves?EDIT: The 9300 Curve 3G is superb BTW.. Had one for about a year now.. Wouldn't want one for another 2 years though, it's already overshadowed by the Torch, so it'll be really old tech a year from now..



Yes o2 did state they are not stocking the playbook themselves.

I really want a tablet too but the playbook doesn't seem the best out there but it does play flash with is always a bonus but limited by OS i believe although i have not personally used it so thats not a very informed judgement

kev_u8701r

I really want a tablet at the moment and i'm torn between the playbook ,, … I really want a tablet at the moment and i'm torn between the playbook ,, ipad ,, galaxy tab ,, or the vega ,, if I get this its a cheaper option for getting a tablet don't know if the phone is anygood ,, this is much cheaper than the iphone and ipad orange deal at £65.00 per month I find this fairly reasonable for what you get .



Just wait for the Samsung Tab 2. Already released in the US it shouldn't be long before we get it...
I've had an iPad 2 since launch date but will be auctioning it off as soon as this gets released here.
Check out the advert:

youtube.com/wat…8s8

martinwallis

Ah yes I see it now, I read it as 'getting £500 worth of tech for £388' I … Ah yes I see it now, I read it as 'getting £500 worth of tech for £388' I stand corrected.



thats exactly how i read it, i thought that sounded too good to be true, i just quickly scan read posts rather than take them in fully

It has very few apps available to it.

you know that this thing doesn't have a stand-alone email client !
not unless you connect your BB phone to it

can you imagine if Apple had left some features of the iPad out, meaning you had to own an iPhone to use it to it's fullest potential.....

this PlayBook thing is a gigantic f**king joke

stone icy COLD

Not the worst deal I guess, but I don't really understand the appeal of BB's personally. If you're desperate for the two items and don't have the upfront cash though, this isn't too bad.

Considering the playbook was first announced back in September, to stand a chance it should've been released before Xmas. It's over 6 months too late.

This may not have a standalone email client by default but based on this offer being with a bb to link it to how is that a reason to vote cold.
Some people fail to understand what a blackberry is I'm sure. Its a smart phone in the traditional sense in that its a serious tool, not an expensive way of playing angry birds. Announcement and release dates also mean nothing, just how good the product is.
The playbook has had mixed reviews, I think it lack appeal for people who don't already have a bb, something rim never tried to hide, and is probably about £100 too expensive. Having said that, it doesn't need idiots running around mouthing off who clearly no nothing about it and either just want the latest I device or are a sheep to number. "X device has a faster processor so must be better" not if the software isn't designed to use it.

And as far as having no apps, not only does it have its own app scene that is just getting started but it seems it runs android apps too from what I've read.

Robinsad

Some people fail to understand what a blackberry is .



Jesus, condescending much.. ?

niceguyrichy

you know that this thing doesn't have a stand-alone email client !not … you know that this thing doesn't have a stand-alone email client !not unless you connect your BB phone to itcan you imagine if Apple had left some features of the iPad out, meaning you had to own an iPhone to use it to it's fullest potential..... this PlayBook thing is a gigantic f**king jokestone icy COLD



Another potty head voting this cold because they dont like the playbook (Apple Fanboy comes to mind). Native email missing from the device is not the end of the world. The device has full Flash and HTML compatability so you can access your gmail/hotmail/echange/etc email without any issues. The iPad doesnt have full flash and html support hence it NEEDS a native email client. People like you fail to realise this but are quick to go about shouting stuff you have no clue about.

Original Poster

So this deal hasn't taken off is there a better way to get a tablet and a good smart phone for around a decent price ?

Cyrus

People like you fail to realise this but are quick to go about shouting … People like you fail to realise this but are quick to go about shouting stuff you have no clue about.


uh huh
there's a reason why these things aren't selling, and it's not just cos the world is full of "potty head's" like me..

I got mine this morning, £359 from Amazon [i already own a Blackberry].

As far as Tab's go this thing is nice, very nice, web surfing is a treat and multi tasking is effortless!

There is an update to the OS due in August that will add an email client and Calendar among other things that have been deamed 'missing'. Also due at the same time is an update to allow full access to the Android market, which when it comes out, will greatly enhance the Playbook no end!

I have only had mine for several hours but i love it already..

Cyrus

Another potty head voting this cold because they dont like the playbook … Another potty head voting this cold because they dont like the playbook (Apple Fanboy comes to mind). Native email missing from the device is not the end of the world. The device has full Flash and HTML compatability so you can access your gmail/hotmail/echange/etc email without any issues. The iPad doesnt have full flash and html support hence it NEEDS a native email client. People like you fail to realise this but are quick to go about shouting stuff you have no clue about.



Not having native email is a total fail regardless how you want to twist and contort it. It seems having flash is it's main selling point which consumers are already saying slows down their browsing experiences to a crawl.

RIM have lost the plot.

Robinsad

This may not have a standalone email client by default but based on this … This may not have a standalone email client by default but based on this offer being with a bb to link it to how is that a reason to vote cold. Some people fail to understand what a blackberry is I'm sure. Its a smart phone in the traditional sense in that its a serious tool, not an expensive way of playing angry birds. Announcement and release dates also mean nothing, just how good the product is. The playbook has had mixed reviews, I think it lack appeal for people who don't already have a bb, something rim never tried to hide, and is probably about £100 too expensive. Having said that, it doesn't need idiots running around mouthing off who clearly no nothing about it and either just want the latest I device or are a sheep to number. "X device has a faster processor so must be better" not if the software isn't designed to use it.



Good points, well made. My last three phones have all been BBs. If one wants a phone to play games, watch movies, other distraction etc, then there's lots to choose from. But I want long battery life and a reliable communication tool, which is what the BB excels at. That said, the Playbook is a hard sell and is definitely late to market. And the name....'Play','Book'. Who's daft idea was that? No wonder people are baffled and dismissive of what it can/can't do compared to it's rivals.

I would advise anyone thinking of buying a phone from phones 4 u to stay clear by miles from this website.
This is actually a con business run by some thugs who also own policy admin service uk.
If you buy from them they automatically add you for a free insurance which, as they say is free for 3 months and after that they start charging your credit/debit card.
And yes ticking ‘No’ at checkout don’t stop them always.
They rely on the fact that most people don’t check their statements and small changes go unnoticed.
Their customer service centre is appalling and they would frustrate you to a point that you will regret purchasing with them.

Check out this forum for more details:-
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