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Nexus 7 or playbook?

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  1. phoenixbluex

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    So I have been looking for deals on the nexus 7 all week and couldn't find any except office depot but that was sold out.
    I discovered the blackberry playbook and on amazon, it's like $100 cheaper than the nexus 7. What I mostly want to do with a tablet is web browsing and gaming and that's pretty much it. Should I just get the playbook since it's $100 cheaper and still seems pretty capable? Or is the nexus 7 still worth the $100 more?
    Would the web browsing experience be about the same?
     

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    If you care more about the money maybe the playbook but i MUST WARN you it is a very old and outdated tablet the Nexus 7 would provide smother web browsing and be able to play more complex games and any new ones that come out in the future.

    I would highly recommend going with the Nexus 7
     
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    My experience of Blackberry was a very poor app store with not much in the way of decent games, however that was around the time the Curve 9300 was out so it may have moved on. Maybe you should check out crackberry and see what their forum members have to say about it
     
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    I agree with the others. The Blackberry Playbook is outdated and I am not sure how much longer it will be supported. As of right now and without knowing how Blackberry 10 is, I would recommend the Nexus 7. This device should be supported for a long time.

    As Wilkas mentioned, try checking out Crackberry.com for more insight.
     
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    Absolutely the nexus 7. Hands down :D


    Hope to see you over in those forums
     
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    I've seen a little preview of Blackberry 10 and I have to say that some features in it actually look decent, seems they are trying to open up that app store a bit and get more content.. I don't know if this would work with the playbook though.

    BBC News - Blackberry 10: Thorsten Heins's plan to revive RIM for anybody interested in having a little look.
     
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    I will check out the article.

    I know Research In Motion's plan is to throw everything at Blackberry 10. My feeling is that this is their last shot at any type of success will companies and especially consumers.

    From what I have been reading, it sounds like developers are giving it one last shot with the Blackberry platform.
     
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    I wouldn't touch the playbook with a bargepole! I had one when it first came out and traded it within 2 weeks. The software is outdated now, the app world is an expensive waste of time and the thing that annoyed me more than anything is that the stupid thing will not "talk" to much else that isn't BB!
     
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    You'll save more in the long run getting a nexus than if you got the bb. If you got the the bb, you'd end up buying another more capable tablet once you realise how crap your original purchase is.
     
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    And if that goes tits up. I can see RIM partnering with Microsoft. No more Blackberry OS, Windows Phone is what we do now.
     
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    I'd get the Nexus 7. I was tempted by the Blackberry Playbook, purely because it was a damn good price. Here in the UK you can get a Playbook for about
     
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    Actually the Playbook is very nice hardware, zips along at an amazing rate and will get the upgrade to the new blackbery OS when its released in 2013. If you currently have a blackberry phone then its an excellent time to snag a playbook at a bargain price.. if you don't then its a nice tablet, but not quite as attractive. I've used the playbook for a bit and really liked it...

    Given the choice, i'd probably end up with the nexus, especially if I was buying it.. however if Santa gave me a playbook for Christmas i'd be a very happy bunny.
     
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    Agree totally. The Playbook is quite nice, is not outdated, and when it gets updated with BB10 will be an even better deal. But since you are into Android already and if you can afford the little bit extra money, I would go with the Nexus 7. I currently have the Playbook but will be getting the 7 also.
     

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