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iPad vs. PlayBook
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Lotus Esprit
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Oct 5, 2010, 07:23 PM
 
Found the video below on the playbook. Quite interestingly enough it stated that if you don't have access to WiFi that you can connect over a 3G connection provided that you also own a BlackBerry handset.




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Oct 6, 2010, 11:17 AM
 
I love the tethering feature, it seems so obvious yet Apple hasn't seen fit to implement it on two devices that have BlueTooth.

The PlayBook is an obvious win on screen aspect ratio and overall size... but I don't think they'll ever catch up with Apple's thousands of fart apps.
     
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Oct 6, 2010, 12:39 PM
 
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Perhaps this is due to Apple's special arrangement with AT&T where one of the trade-off was that they would not allow tethering?
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Oct 6, 2010, 07:13 PM
 
They allow other forms of tethering on other carriers. If it's just AT&T, they should allow BT tethering between iDevices on other carriers.
     
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Oct 6, 2010, 10:09 PM
 
iPad vs Playbook - One is real and the other is vapor...
     
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Oct 7, 2010, 02:00 PM
 
Originally Posted by chabig View Post
iPad vs Playbook - One is real and the other is vapor...
I hear the playbook ships with a finished version of duke nukem forever.
     
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Oct 9, 2010, 12:51 AM
 
Wait, I'm confused. Don't most carriers allow BT tethering with the iPhone for free as long as you have a data plan?
     
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Oct 9, 2010, 01:27 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Wait, I'm confused. Don't most carriers allow BT tethering with the iPhone for free as long as you have a data plan?
Depends on the carrier, but it was unavailable in the states for the longest time and is now an extra $20/month from AT&T (and if you have the unlimited data plan, you also have to switch to another plan to tether).
     
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Oct 9, 2010, 01:41 AM
 
Originally Posted by -Q- View Post
Depends on the carrier, but it was unavailable in the states for the longest time and is now an extra $20/month from AT&T (and if you have the unlimited data plan, you also have to switch to another plan to tether).
Then, what is meant by this:

Originally Posted by mduell View Post
They allow other forms of tethering on other carriers. If it's just AT&T, they should allow BT tethering between iDevices on other carriers.
     
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Oct 9, 2010, 02:50 PM
 
I was talking about BT tethering between iDevices, not with computers.
     
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Oct 9, 2010, 06:22 PM
 
Oh. Okay. That makes sense.

Since there are two iDevices which have 3G, I thought you were saying between (those) iDevices and a computer.

I really read it as "they allow tethering on other carriers, if it's just AT&T they should allow tethering on other carriers".
     
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Nov 6, 2010, 11:04 AM
 
I'd go for iPad. I haven't heard much about Playbook, but I think iPad satisfies all my needs.
     
   
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