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"Sticky" product

pauldg

Sep 28, 2010, 9:03 AM
Due to the Playbook's functionality when connected to BB phones, Consumers who buy this will be unable to rationalize switching to an Android, iOS, WinMo phone unless they get rid of their playbook too. It's sneaky, but smart. Obviously, this has a lot of appeal to current BB subscribers, but it marginalizes the Playbook for those not currently using BB (until there's a cellular version, that is).

Personally, I'm still not sold on the whole idea of a tablet. However, things will get much more interesting when Gingerbread comes out and HP starts making WebOS tablets, too.
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Black_Beard

Sep 28, 2010, 11:03 AM
well as for android "froyo" has a built in wifi hotspot so you could connect the tab through that service 😁
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pauldg

Sep 28, 2010, 2:30 PM
yeah, but you gain no additional features from pairing the Tab with another android device. What I'm saying is hooking users on the Playbook and a BB combined will make it difficult to lure customers away from BB (hence: sticky product).
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Black_Beard

Sep 28, 2010, 3:37 PM
what additional features do you gain for pairing the tab with the phone?
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pauldg

Sep 28, 2010, 4:07 PM
I'm sorry, but did you read what I said before you posted?

pauldg said:you gain no additional features from pairing the Tab with another android device.
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Black_Beard

Sep 28, 2010, 4:11 PM
yes i read it and sorry for not specifying...What additional features will you gain for pairing the Blackberry tab with a Blackberry phone? I haven't found anything that says anything about that.
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pauldg

Sep 28, 2010, 6:25 PM
Ohhhh, you really threw me off by calling the PlayBook (RIM BlackBerry tablet) the Tab (the name of the Samsung Galaxy tablet).

From the looks of it, you can use the BB PlayBook to send/receive emails and SMS on your BB, browse your BB's calendar/contacts, browse/play media from a BB (?), probably tethering too.

I suppose it's too early to tell exactly what the PlayBook can do in conjunction with a BB, but it seems like that's how the playbook is intended to be used: as a companion device for your BB.
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cookedude55

Sep 30, 2010, 12:39 PM
😡 now to me thats just stupid to me first of all i dont get why anyone would pay a subscriber another 60.00 a month just to have a tablet on the net when you can just tether it with the phone you have and why would you by a tablet made by blackberry and be an android user just wait for an android tablet naturally a tablet and mobile device combination from the same manufacture would work better. so get a blackberry or wait for an android tablet to come out 😛
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