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RIM’s long awaited Blackberry Playbook has finally hit our shelves and it was definitely worth the wait. If you are Blackberry fan, you will surely want to check out this tablet. It looks good, it feels good and if you are in a position where presentations are essential to closing the deal, you need this device.

Whether you are presenting in PowerPoint, pictures or pdf, moving from page to page or app to app is as easy as swiping your finger across the screen. The battery life is a little less than its competitors, but on the plus side it comes with Flash Player 10.1.

The downsides are minor if you are looking for an executive style Tablet and really love your Blackberry. It doesn’t have an external USB port, the music the app is a little quirky, and the number of general apps is pretty limited.

However, on the plus side; it’s very intuitive, it pairs well with your Blackberry and comes with some great business tools like Adobe reader and the Documents to Go suite. Image quality is great, and the Webkit browser is decent- YouTube and Flash games videos play virtually stutter free. The camera is average, but takes good pictures and very suitable for most shots.

One of the main features of the Playbook, that sets it apart from other tablets, is the ability to connect it to your Blackberry device. Once you download the Blackberry Bridge software from Blackberry’s App World, your Playbook works as an extension of your phone. You get access to your email, calendar, contacts, memo pad and tasks- now on the large tablet display. Depending on your wireless provider, you can even browse the web using your existing Blackberry Smartphone’s data plan.

If you are looking for a big brother to your Blackberry handset, this tablet is what you need. RIM is constantly updating apps and tweaking the system. If you are looking for the WOW factor, you may consider checking out the other tablets on the market.

About Wireless Toyz

Named a “Wireless Superstore” by journalists across the country, Wireless Toyz offers cell phone users a unique retail environment where they are able to pick and choose different mobile packages. At Wireless Toyz, shoppers are able to review wireless plans from nationwide providers, conveniently comparing and contrasting mobile programs from Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, Virgin, and other companies.

Founded by entrepreneur and businessman Joe Barbat, Wireless Toyz has grown significantly since its establishment in 1998, due to a profitable business model and a corporate commitment to selling a wide range of brands. Joe Barbat built Wireless Toyz with the intention of giving consumers choice in communication tools, applications, and accessories, all in one location. In addition to carrying a comprehensive line of mobile phones and programs, Wireless Toyz offers satellite television plans from recognized providers, including DirecTV.

CEO and Chairman Joe Barbat has ambitious plans to turn Wireless Toyz back into the nationally recognized name it once was. Found in 15 states across the country, Joe Barbat started Wireless Toyz in a stand-alone kiosk in his father’s video rental store as a teenager. Citing his father as one of the most influential figures in his life, Joe Barbat developed his skills as a self-made business professional from watching and learning from his father, who is himself a lifelong entrepreneur.

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is a top contending alternative to Apple’s iPad by offering a light weight tablet pc that includes power-packed features such as 1gz processing power and Adobe Flash Player compatibility.

Here are just a few of the really interesting features that Samsung has brought to the table:

  • Supporting Document Files – Word File: doc, docx, xml, txt, rtf, dot, dotx Excel File: xls, xlsx, csv, xlt, xltx PowerPoint: ppt, pptx, pot, potx, pps, ppsx PDF: pdf.
  • Entertainment Suite – Full HTML Web Browser, Books, Browser, Email, Gallery, Gmail™, Google Maps™, Android Market, Google Search™, Google Talk™, Voice Search, Latitude, Music Hub, Navigation, Places, Pulse, QuickOffice, Samsung Apps, YouTube, Music Player.
  • Video Features – 1080p playback, 720p capture Video Codec: MPEG4, H.264, H.263, XviD, WMV7/8, VP8, MP43, VC-1 Format: 3GP(MP4), WMV(asf), AVI.
  • Supporting Audio Features - MP3, OGG, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WAV, AMR, MID, IMY, WMA, Vorbis, RTTTL/RTX, OTA.
  • User Interface Features – Widgets, Smart Unlock, Accelerometer, Bilingual: Spanish/English.
  • Display - 10.1” Widescreen HD WXGA TFT Display.
  • Memory - 16GB Internal Memory.
  • Operating System – Android 3.1, Honeycomb.
  • Camera - Front Camera: 2.0 Megapixel.  Rear Camera: 3.0 Megapixel Auto Focus with Flash.
  • Dimensions – 10.1″ (W) x 6.9″ (H) x 0.34″ (D).

In addition to its unique features the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 also offers these accessories:

  • Bluetooth Stereo Headset
  • Data Cable
  • Stereo Hands-Free Headset
  • Leather Pouch Carrier
  • Keyboard Dock
  • Vehicle Power Adapter
  • Cover Case
  • Stylus Pens
  • And Much More…

Users of the tablet have weighed in on the features and overall use and have generally positive commentary about their experiences.  Here are a few specific comments:

“Hands down this is the best tablet on the market today. I upgraded to the 10.1 from a galaxy tab 7.0 and the difference is night and day. The performance is excellent providing a very responsive touch interface and next to no lag in the OS and applications. The form factor is perfect and with the light-weight makes it simply functional.”

“Love this tab , surpasses the ipad2 in my viewpoint.”

“With all the “power”, bells and whistles that this tablet has it stuck at the depot. Its powered by an operating system that promises a lot of energy but with the limited apps that can be thrown in for fuel the fire mostly sputters and spews.”

More reviews can be found at http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/galaxy-tab-wifi-only/GT-P7510MAYXAR-reviews

About Wireless Toyz

Named a “Wireless Superstore” by journalists across the country, Wireless Toyz offers cell phone users a unique retail environment where they are able to pick and choose different mobile packages. At Wireless Toyz, shoppers are able to review wireless plans from nationwide providers, conveniently comparing and contrasting mobile programs from Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, Virgin, and other companies.

Founded by entrepreneur and businessman Joe Barbat, Wireless Toyz has grown significantly since its establishment in 1998, due to a profitable business model and a corporate commitment to selling a wide range of brands. Joe Barbat built Wireless Toyz with the intention of giving consumers choice in communication tools, applications, and accessories, all in one location. In addition to carrying a comprehensive line of mobile phones and programs, Wireless Toyz offers satellite television plans from recognized providers, including DirecTV.

CEO and Chairman Joe Barbat has ambitious plans to turn Wireless Toyz back into the nationally recognized name it once was. Found in 15 states across the country, Joe Barbat started Wireless Toyz in a stand-alone kiosk in his father’s video rental store as a teenager. Citing his father as one of the most influential figures in his life, Joe Barbat developed his skills as a self-made business professional from watching and learning from his father, who is himself a lifelong entrepreneur.

 

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