As part of the development process, students in Canadore College’s Mobile Application Development program were handed a RIM PlayBook. After some quick tutorials they left for the weekend with their new tablets. In Monday’s class we had a discussion about the tablet and their experience. What follows below is a short list of advantages and disadvantages when compared with other tablets. Although someone thought that the Playbook was slippery to hold onto, it wasn’t listed as a disadvantage because all tablets are slippery. That’s why we recommend buying a protective cover. So anything that applies to a majority of tablets was not recorded.
Please feel free to add your thoughts and comments.
- Flash Enabled
- AIR support
- Solid technology
- WiFi & Blu Tooth support
- MS Word, Excel & Power point included
- Outstanding media support
- Smaller size makes it easier to carry around
- Video Chat included
- QNX O/S – will support Android with October’s update
- Intuitive use of swipe space
- Comes with a carry case
- Comes with a wipe cloth
- HDMI output
- Speakers in the front
- Can install apps even when WiFi signal is interrupted.
- Deleting apps is easy
- Comes with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
- Not as many apps available
- Publically bashed
- Feels incomplete – no email client
- More difficult to develop for (right now)
- Some USB connection issues
- Power button too small.
- Location of volume buttons can be awkward
- Some tethering issues with BB cell
- Browsing is cramped when the keyboard is up
- WiFi Signal strength not as strong as other devices
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