CrackBerry Podcast 067: BlackBerry PlayBook Review Super Special and More!

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By Kevin Michaluk on 15 Apr 2011 03:56 pm
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Ok CrackBerry Podcast listeners.... this is the BlackBerry PlayBook Review special you've been waiting for. For those not into the PlayBook, the good news is we start off with all of the phone rumor talk of the day, including discussion on the BlackBerry Bold Touch, BlackBerry Touch, Torch 2, Curve Touch (you get it... a whole lot of new phones!) and more. 

From there, we move into a long discussion on the BlackBerry PlayBook. I've had my unit for over a week. Adam has had his for about 12 hours. And Bla1ze, Craig and Joseph had lots of questions and comments as we walked through it all, starting with the hardware and diving into the software. The show nearly stretches out to 2 hours... but it's one you'll want to listen to if you're thinking about becoming a BlackBerry PlayBook Addict. Enjoy the show!

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25 comments

kmbauer

It is there now, thx

CarFan

Thanks for putting phone rumor news first. Sick of Playbook already.

Kevin Michaluk

Yep. That'll be our standard policy. Trust me, I totally understand the dynamic for people who have a BlackBerry Smartphone but don't care about the PlayBook. We'll be covering everything -- that's our job -- but will definitely keep phones a priority as well and in the case of things like the podcast, put the phone stuff first.  We'll try our best to make everybody happy here.

LaFlamaBlanca

Will the Crackberry podcasts be available via the podcast app on the PlayBook?? (I haven't seen a detailed review of it yet so I'm not sure how the program is set up)

TheBank

Hey am having problems with the podcast I listen to it but it gets to a point and it stops playing, I tried downloading it as I normally do with the other podcasts and thats with my phone and its the same thing it downloads then it gets to a point and it says download fail Whats up?

Bold_until_Hybrid_Comes

THE PROPHECY HAS ALMOST BEEN FUFILLED.

LOOK AT MY USER NAME ON HERE.

I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THE BOLD TOUCH SINCE THE "MAGNUM" DAYS. OVER ONE YEAR.

IS THIS PERHAPS THE MOST ANTICIPATED SMARTPHONE OF ALL TIME?

I WILL BE FIRST IN LINE AT ROGERS OR BEST BUY WHICH EVER OPENS FIRST.

***LOOKS LIKE THE LIQUID LENS RUMOUR FOR DAKOTA CAMERA WAS B-S, I THINK I AM THE FIRST ONE TO CALL THAT OUT TOO***

D_March

Thanks for the podcast. What is the final word on the memory issue Kevin? Do you feel it is fixed or being fixed through updates?

mrocchealth

I cant believe i actually listen to all of that. Great pod cast kevin and crew. Being a new member of the crackberry community, ive come to realize one thing. You guys are soooooo honest it makes it easy to be a BB fan. im not a fan boy by any means. ive owned palm, iphone, and now BB(in that order exactly) first phone was the BOSS PHONE(9000). im glad u guys touched on the phones coming out and im super stooooked to be getting the Touch bold and playbook next week. i appreciate your honesty about the Playbook and now i know exactly what to expect after i pop it open---pppuurreee awesomeness! i have one small analogy to make, Soon apple will fall into the evil corporation just as ( cold of duty has, if you guys keep up with the gaming world) people will continue to buy apple products until the realize there is better out there, just as ppl were buying Microsoft products until they found apple. nothing ever stays the same, Long Live BB and BBM!

Kevin Michaluk

thanks for the nice comment. you're my hero for listening to the whole show.

belfastdispatcher

Hey, I'm listening to it right now :)

c0rinne

If you used Wordpress, you could easily paginate the posts (re: the playbook review).

Can't wait until the 19th.

jsn204

i like how kevin confirmed that umm certain websites that men enjoy visiting do in fact work on the playbook... lol

BestBuyAndrew

When Engadget and Gizmodo comment on the new BlackBerry hardware, they won't say it's the best ever built.
They'll compare it to the iPhone 4 and the new android phones that have the 16mp cameras with the 2 hour battery life and just belittle it because it's not iOS and it has a lack of apps.

belfastdispatcher

Kevin,

Regarding your screen complaint and how "submit" button is hidden by the keyboard and how you have to scroll down to hit it, surely after you type in your user name and password you can just hit enter, don't need to scroll and hit submit.

B_Blaire

Yes, I wasn't really thinking about that... Can't you just hit enter? That's what I always do...

Kevin Michaluk

Yeah, you can hit enter or just tap on the screen and keyboard will hide....

the point i was trying to make is that when the keyboard takes up half the screen, it just makes the experience for that sort of thing feel a bit more cumbersome than if you had a bigger display.

belfastdispatcher

As a blackberry user I'm to used to pressing enter so I'm not worried about that at all.
I think they went with this format to make the most of the screen when watching movies.

Kiddo2050

Since every App is siloed I wonder if the browser will get serious competition from opera or something.

Kiddo2050

RIM should take a cue from some websites that don't take themselves to seriously. A warning could be somehting like " Isn't being able to open stuff fun? But there is a limit to all this good stuff, what app do you want to close."

decolate

I agree with Kevin, they should have pushed the phones first. Part of me questions why RIM wanted to enter the tablet competition at all but if you're a 'mobile computing' company, I guess you need to. I may buy a Playbook but need to feel it's better than my Acer netbook, which I got new for $275 running Win7 a year and a half ago. On the phone side, I'm rocking a VZW 9650 and may not upgrade until there is a BB running QNX on LTE. I like the idea of the Touch but VZW is changing the rules on upgrades and I don't like handing in or selling my old BBs. Keep the Podcasts coming!

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TheTigerTek

I just got the PlayBook. It rocks!