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Old 04-06-11, 11:11 AM   #1
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Wow! I just got to play with a production model and holy crap is it awesome! The form factor is perfect, it has some heft to it but feels completely solid. The device is also FAST, I was able to browse and jump between menus perfectly.

Really excited about the device, might finally have a good iPad competitor.
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Old 04-06-11, 12:18 PM   #2
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Looks cool but it is only slightly bigger than my Evo phone. I don't understand why the small size for the same price as a lager tablet.
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Looks cool but it is only slightly bigger than my Evo phone. I don't understand why the small size for the same price as a lager tablet.
While it might only be just under 3" larger then the evo, the resolution of the screen is a huge improvement as is the hardware under the screen. I personally love the 7" form factor. I prefer it over the 10". Just feels more comfortable holding it in one hand.
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While it might only be just under 3" larger then the evo, the resolution of the screen is a huge improvement as is the hardware under the screen. I personally love the 7" form factor. I prefer it over the 10". Just feels more comfortable holding it in one hand.
That's cool. I like the table to be 9 or 10 inches.

Don't get me wrong. I like what I see here, except for the size.
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Is it faster than your Tab?
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Is it faster than your Tab?
By far.
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By far.
What about the Xoom?
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What about the Xoom?
The Xoom is really fast. The problem is its price. The Tab was sluggish.
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The Xoom is really fast. The problem is its price. The Tab was sluggish.
I'm thinking about getting the Wi-Fi Xoom
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What about the Xoom?
Can't say since I don't have a Xoom nor does AT&T carry them but for what I can remember when I did play with a Xoom the Playbook felt a lot smoother. I mean I was able to jump out of an app instantly and even run a game in a minimized window while continue to navigate the OS on the playbook without any hitching.

All I can say is that the Playbook was the smoothest Tab experience I have had since the iPad and considering that it will run Blackberry and Android apps without an issue it will be the Tab to have if you want a 7" form factor one.
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Hmm....I just don't want to ever get another blackberry anything.
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It doesn't feel like a blackberry product at all. The OS is 100% new and feels smooth. The way you minimize and pull up settings is very WebOS like.
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