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    cbae

    Here you go.

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    cbae

    Receive one premium accessory per BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. Choose from the following accessories:

    • BlackBerry Leather Sleeve, Black
    • BlackBerry Charging Pod
    • High-Speed HDMI Cable, 6 ft.

    That HDMI cable makes this deal look awfully tempting, I tell you. What's that cable worth? That's got to be valued at least £20, right? Wink

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    ManipUni

    Blackberry are still in business? Only way I'd consider buying a Blackberry is when they finally go bankrupt I might buy something in the HP style fire-sale. 

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    Minh

    For those who are disappointed in their TouchPads and would like to try something new?

     

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    ScanIAm

    I'm pretty sure that there are a few folks working for RIM who were involved in the network design that will go to their graves convinced that they did a good job and that the world just didn't understand.

    I work with a douchebag like this, and his reality distortion eyeballs are far more powerful than anything cupertino could create.

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    Proton2

    I like my BlackBerry PlayBook.

    I have version 2.0 of the O/S on it already.

    I am developing a program for it using the new C/C++ NDK software development tools RIM has provided.

    I have dusted off my C/C++ books and am brushing up on those programing languages after switching to C# about a decade ago.

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    Proton2

    The cheapest HDMI (mini) cable that I have seen, on a quick check, is 39.99 CDN = 25 Pounds.

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    W3bbo

    , Proton2 wrote

    The cheapest HDMI (mini) cable that I have seen, on a quick check, is 39.99 CDN = 25 Pounds.

    Wow. Try harder. It took me all of 10 seconds of typing "hdmi mini cable" into Google Shopping Search to reveal this 2m cable for £2.32:

    http://www.play.com/Electronics/Electronics/4-/6144781/Mini-HDMI-To-Standard-HDMI-Gold-Plated-Cable-2-Metres/Product.html?_%24ja=tsid:11518%7Ccat:6144781%7Cprd:6144781

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    W3bbo

    , ManipUni wrote

    Blackberry are still in business? Only way I'd consider buying a Blackberry is when they finally go bankrupt I might buy something in the HP style fire-sale. 

    I've spoken to a few people that have Blackberries, they all have them because it's what their companies gave them, and they all said their companies were going to ditch their BB contracts when they're up for renewal (in a few months' time), chiefly because of the 3-day outage.

    RIM's days are numbered.

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    LarryLarsen

    @Proton2: Wow, you're paying too much.

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    Proton2

    Pricing is from retail stores. Amazon has far less costly ones available.

    On a side note: My sisters laptop keyboard needed fixing/replacing and a person at a store said it would cost around $400 to fix. I had a look at it, and got her to order a keyboard from Amazon for $15. She actually replaced it herself after she got it in the mail.

    Kids, pop (soda) and computers are a bad combination Smiley

    I'm downloading the latest Defrag now Larry. I have to say, once I start watching a Defrag episode, I can't stop watching.

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    evildictait​or

    , W3bbo wrote

    *snip*

    I've spoken to a few people that have Blackberries, they all have them because it's what their companies gave them, and they all said their companies were going to ditch their BB contracts when they're up for renewal (in a few months' time), chiefly because of the 3-day outage.

    RIM's days are numbered.

    RIM sold more blackberry units so far this year in the UK than Apple managed to shift IPhones, so I wouldn't write them off yet. True, blackberries have done really badly in the end-user market because they're not as shiny and they weren't personally invented by Steve Jobs, founder of free speech and inventor of goodwill to all men, but RIM have utterly dominated the smartphones for business market because blackberries are easier to integrate with existing business solutions.

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    cbae

    , Proton2 wrote

    Pricing is from retail stores. Amazon has far less costly ones available.

    On a side note: My sisters laptop keyboard needed fixing/replacing and a person at a store said it would cost around $400 to fix. I had a look at it, and got her to order a keyboard from Amazon for $15. She actually replaced it herself after she got it in the mail.

    Kids, pop (soda) and computers are a bad combination Smiley

    *snip*

    With a desktop keyboard, you can essentially put it under a faucet to clean if you happen to spill soda on it.

    You can do the same with a notebook keyboard (provided that you remove it from the rest of the notebook, of course). On my primary notebook, there was so much dust and dog fur stuck between the keys, I removed the keyboard, popped off all the keys, and ran it under a faucet to clean. I blew it dry with an air compressor, popped all the keys back on (this was a little tricky as I had to refer to a screenshot of the keyboard that I found on the Internet to figure out which key went where Smiley ), and it's now as good as new.

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    TommyCarlier

    @cbae: you can even put a desktop keyboard in the dishwasher. Just make sure it's completely dry before you start using it again.

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    Bass

    I like my Blackberry Playbook as well. But I didn't pay for it, and I'd probably get an iPad if it was between the two.

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