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JSanders 09-28-2010 10:35 AM

Best Buy to distribute PlayBook?
 
From the Wall Street Journal:
Best Buy In Talks to Carry BlackBerry PlayBook - Digits - WSJ

Quote:

The comments help clear up how RIM might distribute the tablet. The BlackBerry PlayBook will lack the ability to connect to cellular phone networks, making it less attractive to the wireless carriers that are RIMís main distribution channel.

juwaack68 09-28-2010 10:42 AM

I disagree with the quote. I think that will make it MORE attractive since that means, to me, NO CONTRACT. WiFi is all over the place now, and all of our current iPads use WiFi only....none of them use the 3G option at all.

But that is good news about Best Buy. I'd be happy to go there and get one.

jsconyers 09-28-2010 10:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by juwaack68 (Post 1659548)
I disagree with the quote. I think that will make it MORE attractive since that means, to me, NO CONTRACT. WiFi is all over the place now, and all of our current iPads use WiFi only....none of them use the 3G option at all.

But that is good news about Best Buy. I'd be happy to go there and get one.

I believe the quote was referring to it being less attractive to the carriers, not the consumers. Seeing as it doesn't have a contract, there is little money they can make off of the devices.

juwaack68 09-28-2010 11:01 AM

Ahhh.... ok, I can see that side of it, too.

aiharkness 09-28-2010 11:23 AM

Best buy, Amazon, the carrier, whatever; but faster, please. I haven't been this anxious for a new toy since about 40+ years ago.
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gtivr6r 09-28-2010 02:23 PM

Playbook doesn't need Cellular network.

Just tether it to your blackberry via USB cable or blutooth.(y):smile:

Xion901 09-28-2010 11:57 PM

Ye definitely no cellular networks stuff. Wi-fi is the way forward, it will just attract all the people who didnt want to get the iPad on a plan.

ejmm22 09-29-2010 03:58 PM

My only problem with Best Buy is their prices are usually way higher than any, for instance AT&T store

JSanders 09-29-2010 06:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ejmm22 (Post 1660005)
My only problem with Best Buy is their prices are usually way higher than any, for instance AT&T store

Best Buy will price match anywhere else, even AT&T, if it is an advertised price for walk-in or purchase anywhere (not just an internet special price).

I know, back as the 9800 Torch was launched, ATT was selling off contract at $499/unit, and Best Buy had them for a week or two at $699/unit, and priced matched ATT.

dawiz 09-30-2010 08:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by juwaack68 (Post 1659548)
I disagree with the quote. I think that will make it MORE attractive since that means, to me, NO CONTRACT. WiFi is all over the place now, and all of our current iPads use WiFi only....none of them use the 3G option at all.

But that is good news about Best Buy. I'd be happy to go there and get one.

"All of our current iPads use WiFi only"...???

juwaack68 09-30-2010 08:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dawiz (Post 1660196)
"All of our current iPads use WiFi only"...???

Something you'd like to ask?

dawiz 09-30-2010 09:08 AM

Sure...I'm wondering what you meant by that...if it was specific to your organization. Since my iPad use WiFi and 3G, so I'm pretty sure I missed something.

jsconyers 09-30-2010 09:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dawiz (Post 1660240)
Sure...I'm wondering what you meant by that...if it was specific to your organization. Since my iPad use WiFi and 3G, so I'm pretty sure I missed something.

There are 2 different versions of the iPad. One with a wireless radio for 3G and one that only uses WiFi.

dawiz 09-30-2010 09:27 AM

YES we KNOW that! As you can see my response was specific to something juwaack68 said earlier!

juwaack68 09-30-2010 09:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dawiz (Post 1660240)
Sure...I'm wondering what you meant by that...if it was specific to your organization. Since my iPad use WiFi and 3G, so I'm pretty sure I missed something.

Our devices are both 3G and WiFi, however, nobody actually uses the 3G. Everyone only uses WiFi since we have quite a few people who also carry corporate MiFi or Overdrive devices with them. So no need to spend extra $$ on 3G.

juwaack68 09-30-2010 09:33 AM

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Originally Posted by dawiz (Post 1660249)
YES we KNOW that! As you can see my response was specific to something juwaack68 said earlier!

Calm down, please. No need to get your knickers in a twist.

jsconyers 09-30-2010 09:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dawiz (Post 1660249)
YES we KNOW that! As you can see my response was specific to something juwaack68 said earlier!

Maybe if you would ask your question in a concise manner, you could avoid getting answers of which you already know.

The attitude is not needed nor appreciated.

JSanders 09-30-2010 09:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dawiz (Post 1660240)
Sure...I'm wondering what you meant by that...if it was specific to your organization. Since my iPad use WiFi and 3G, so I'm pretty sure I missed something.

"Sure...I'm wondering what you meant by that" ???


See, that ^^ doesn't really make it a question just to place several question marks after some statement. It only makes one question why you're posting.

dawiz 09-30-2010 10:04 AM

I simply took a line from a quote, the person responded accordingly because I was confused. Why would someone who has absolutely nothing to do with this quote be interested to explain it? Why would someone inside of our forum choose to read a part of a thread and not understand why a follow-up question was asked?

JSanders 09-30-2010 10:10 AM

Because all your post did was create confusion.


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