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Blackberry Playbook 64GB delivered for £122.55 from pcworld with code PCW2 (possible £10 cashback when buying any case at time of ordering)
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Blackberry Playbook 64GB delivered for £122.55 from pcworld with code PCW2 (possible £10 cashback when buying any case at time of ordering)

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Blackberry Playbook 64GB delivered for £122.55 from pcworld with code PCW2 (possible £10 cashback when buying any case at time of ordering)
Posted 15th Nov 2012

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Blackberry Playbook 64GB from pcworld.co.uk with code PCW2 entered at checkout.

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... and if you purchase any case at the time of ordering, you get £10 cashback too!
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These are dirt cheap. Are they any good for web browsing? Can they do anything my ipad2 doesn't do? Can they run flash games in web browsers?
I bought 1 of these as cheap high capacity MP3 player for the car and as an MP4 player for the kids. Great bit of hardware, I like the OS too, though if you want apps then stick to IOS or Android. Surfing the web is excellent, as is the keyboard and email app. What a shame that there are no apps. For storage and surfing only I would not need to pay more money.
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I absolutely loved playing with this in store, however I personally don't need one.

Very slick interface, high definition screen, great sound and well made.

If you don't need apps, this is probably the best 7" tablet on the market for the price, especially with 64GB on board storage.

Is it easy to install an Android OS on these?
They're very good for browsing. Great for casual looks at IMDB during films

I've spent more money on apps for this in the short time I've had it, than I've ever spent with Google. Not just because of the price of apps, but because I find it more enjoyable to use. Less apps than I have on my phone, but used more.
Edited by: "Cenobite" 15th Nov 2012
momartin

Is it easy to install an Android OS on these?


No
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deleted654170

Re: Android O/S

momartin Is it easy to install an Android OS on these?



However, I do believe the software updates 2.0 (2.1 coming soon) allow you to install Android Apps and esome of these are alos available directly from the Blackberry store itself so they are even encouraged by BB themselves.

These are quick, well built but suffered from being way overpriced when they came out and under supported with additional applications but ... that has changed with price drops (64gb was > £500 originally!) and software updates have made it much more useful.

If you have or are getting a BB Phone then it really comes to life as these inter connect to give a lot.

£122 is a good price but I think Pixmania do them for less!
It will be even better when BB10 comes in January.
Love the speakers on this. And the SQ. But that is all. It's too heavy, has a bland OS, takes an age to start up, android apps are more miss than hit, and even browsing is cack with its ridiculous chequerboard lag.

Get the Galaxy Tab 2 for 119 and thank me later.
Edited by: "Masterace" 15th Nov 2012
elmoses

If you don't need apps, this is probably the best 7" tablet on the market



If you don't need wheels, this is probably the best car on the market!

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rob_the_jedi

Re: Android O/SHowever, I do believe the software updates 2.0 (2.1 coming … Re: Android O/SHowever, I do believe the software updates 2.0 (2.1 coming soon) allow you to install Android Apps and esome of these are alos available directly from the Blackberry store itself so they are even encouraged by BB themselves.These are quick, well built but suffered from being way overpriced when they came out and under supported with additional applications but ... that has changed with price drops (64gb was > £500 originally!) and software updates have made it much more useful.If you have or are getting a BB Phone then it really comes to life as these inter connect to give a lot.£122 is a good price but I think Pixmania do them for less!



Pixmania is another part of the Dixons/PC World group now, but they charge delivery.
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ryan2801

Love the speakers on this. And the SQ. But that is all. It's too heavy, … Love the speakers on this. And the SQ. But that is all. It's too heavy, has a bland OS, takes an age to start up, android apps are more miss than hit, and even browsing is cack with its ridiculous chequerboard lag. Get the Galaxy Tab 2 for 119 and thank me later.



Where can you get the Galaxy for £119?
The apps are the only let down really.
As a music\video player its great. It's well built and has decent web and email applications.

If you want loads of apps then it's not the tablet for you. But if you can live without 'ben the talking dog' and a bunch of crap game apps and don't have loads of money then it's def worth a good look.

Just recieved delivery of a £2 hdmi cable for it and plugged it into my tele (shhh, don't tell my boss, she thinks I'm working from home) played some HD movies off it and the quality is great.

I'm dead impressed. And its a multi-tasking OS. Which is nice.
Edited by: "r1mmm3r" 15th Nov 2012
bemaniac

These are dirt cheap. Are they any good for web browsing? Can they do … These are dirt cheap. Are they any good for web browsing? Can they do anything my ipad2 doesn't do? Can they run flash games in web browsers?



Excellent for web browsing - sites appear as full versions, not mobile. Can share mp3s, movies etc over network and not have to use itunes which is a massive advantage over an ipad. Flash games can run full screen in web browser.

Cracking value for money still, better built than any £150 android tablet.

Only weak points is the charging point - mine keeps getting bent, and lack of some key apps. Luckily most android apps written in java work spot on, and the built in movie player is excellent, plays my 720p downloads perfectly, bar a couple with incompatible audio.

Only windows 8 is a superior OS imo - this is still light years ahead of apple and android, slick and fluid, and doesn't need a quad core CPU.
Edited by: "MrKrabs" 15th Nov 2012
jaydeeuk1

use itunes which is a massive advantage over an ipad.



To each his own I expect. Personally, I find managing playlists via iTunes one of the killer features of a iOS device. I've tried alternative on Android and they've never been as powerful to use. However, iTunes is a over bloated piece of software these days, they need to put it on a diet.
wild_quinine

If you don't need wheels, this is probably the best car on the market!



What extra apps do I need to surf the web, listen to music, watch videos etc? would this be better than my ipad for viewing flash web pages?

Thanks
wild_quinine

If you don't need wheels, this is probably the best car on the market!



Even with wheels, that's one of the worst cars on the market!
Savo

What extra apps do I need to surf the web, listen to music, watch videos … What extra apps do I need to surf the web, listen to music, watch videos etc? would this be better than my ipad for viewing flash web pages?Thanks



No extra apps are required for these uses and it will be better than your iPad for flash web pages.
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The charging connection is a major problem on these devices as mine is away getting repaired at the moment and it is only 3 month old, went back to PC world with it and they said it was blackberry I had to contact so they phoned them from store and I was nearly 2 hours before they would accept that they would take it back, an absolute nightmare company to deal with, the playbook is definitely worth it for price, as long as it works, but when something goes wrong even in the warranty period look out, a minus from me I'm afraid
Already posted here;
hotukdeals.com/dea…943

but that ones a bit convoluted and now marked as expired!
Seeing as PB cases are atleast 8.99 doesn't the 10 quid CB equate to a pound off the PB?
And was looking to get one of these for videos and comics, anybody got a idea if this plays MKV files fluidly?
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These weren't very good almost 2 years ago and they're not any good now.

Personally, I wouldn't pay £30 for a Playbook.
jpeters

These weren't very good almost 2 years ago and they're not any good … These weren't very good almost 2 years ago and they're not any good now.Personally, I wouldn't pay £30 for a Playbook.



I would & so would many others guaranteed.

This needs to drop down below £100 , then it would be fine for a lot of uses except bloody apps which isn't a bad thing anyway.
Had the 16gb when it was 130, its okay , dont care about apps im careful about the charging connection

what blows it completely for me is the super hd front camera is completely useless cos of some daft wrangling with sykpe


would have waited for this nexus 7 , even though its inferior product or spent another 100 on ipad refurb (spit)
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Camera "completely" useless? It takes pictures fine, never had a problem with it.

Any chance of a troll free day on here? :-)
Seems a good price .... but, being part of the CURRYS chain makes it a worry if anything goes wrong.

These Tablets are getting cheaper by the week.

Can't wait to see the prices 2 weeks before Xmas hits!

Camera "completely" useless? It takes pictures fine, never had a problem with it.

Any chance of a troll free day on here? :-)


Really , you take pics of yourself , how quaint
I have two. great for web browsing, but better for music and films.

Sadly my older one (bought in Jan this year) will be going back for repair, as it's also not charging. There are some useful forums, but this time, nothing's getting it going...
Maybe bb10 will save it , seems unlikely though

under the ton by xmas
These have to hit the sub £100 mark to tempt me.

The lack of skype and netflix really limit it in my opinion. Lack of sky go also a shame.
Edited by: "Flake99" 15th Nov 2012
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My Playbook keeps unpairing from my BT Home Hub. Time and time again it thinks the security method is different from what it actually is and won't connect until I reset the Homehub.

Once connected and when out and about, it is fine for browsing but a year odd after I bought this I rarely use it now - the lack of official apps has really annoyed me. Just let us onto the Play market for heaven's sake!

I bought a Nexus 32GB last week and I now take that out with me nearly all the time - miles better (but alas no flash!)
Surely will be around £99 in a couple of weeks time.

It's been £129 for a few months now. It will most likely struggle to compete if it stays the same price in the lead up to Xmas.

Bloke I spoke to in Currys last week said they've got LOADS in the warehouse so they're going to want them shifted.
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cant pay with master card. Anybody got an idea why? tried it now 1000x times...
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wild_quinine

If you don't need wheels, this is probably the best car on the market!



Dude, I love the comment, but THIS is the best car with no wheels, period!

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melone

cant pay with master card. Anybody got an idea why? tried it now 1000x … cant pay with master card. Anybody got an idea why? tried it now 1000x times...



It's giving you a sign to wait another couple of weeks when it'll be £30 less.
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deleted654326

It's giving you a sign to wait another couple of weeks when it'll be £30 … It's giving you a sign to wait another couple of weeks when it'll be £30 less.



ymmd :-*
I've had my original playbook now for over 1 yr. I can't fault it. It still works brilliantly. 250,000 apps is more than enough for me! High performance, great build quality, excellent web browser, video player, 3G with blackberry phone for internet anywhere. And now it's a bargain with 64Gb. No brainer. I've bought 3 more for family!
Can you tether a non Blackberry phone to this ... ie. an Android Samsung Phone?
waiting for this to drop below £100, I don't really need it but it would be a great travelling companion
MrRee

Can you tether a non Blackberry phone to this ... ie. an Android Samsung … Can you tether a non Blackberry phone to this ... ie. an Android Samsung Phone?



For internet purposes yes.
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