Originally Posted by jlg432
Mary stated "I don't care if the Playbook doesn't have a "native" email because, frankly, I get my email on my computer [home or office] and my Blackberry picks up my email from those accounts. Do I need yet a 3rd place to view them? If I do, Blackberry Bridge works well ... "
Mary, I don't have a Blackberry so a separate email client will be great for those of us that cannot bridge. I have accessed my email via the web browser but it is not as nice as a dedicated client. As for apps there are a few that I am waiting for and if we get access to Android apps my wait will be over. There are a few e-readers that do a great job with PDF documents so I am really looking forward to the FW update.
Do you not have email at, say, home or work? I use Thunderbird/Eudora at home and at the office. Prior to having a Blackberry, I would check on my home email while at work through web2mail. If I didn't have a BB I would do the same on my Playbook. So again, for me, I don't really care if the Playbook has "native" email or not. Truth is I'm a touch typist [yes I know ... I'm old ... a dinosaur!]
... and as such, hunting and pecking on a virtual keyboard is somewhat ungainly ... so I'm unlikely to send as complete an email from either the Blackberry or the Playbook as I would from either my home or work computer!
I agree that there are some Android apps that I am looking forward to being able to load and try when the new FW comes out.
As for reading PDFs ... I haven't had to look at a lot of PDFs ... but the Playbook does come with Adobe Reader. Again I haven't tried it, so I don't know if there are any issues. There has been some discussion about some pdf documents that were created with some program other than Adobe ... but I confess I haven't paid a lot of attention to said discussions.
From my perspective, for reading my every-day reading books I'll use my Sony PRS-650 ... but for reading/looking at cookbooks and children's picture books, I'll use the Playbook.