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Initial post: Nov 9, 2012 5:12:27 AM PST
Hi, I am looking at a couple of tablets but I definitely want one that you can stream from websites such as putlocker and sockshare etc. I was looking at the kindle fire hd to start with but I don't think it is suitable from the flash and java perspective. Would the Blackberry playbook be a viable option? I'm not looking to spend too much either. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 9, 2012 6:53:42 AM PST
B. Marks says:
I have a Blackberry Playbook but I don'tknow anything about Putlocker and Sockshare. The Playbook does support Flash and it does it very well, although since Flash is dropping support for mobile devices that might change with some future update.

As far as I know only Windows tablets support the Java run time package so I think you're out of luck there.

A couple of things to know about the Playbook: in terms of the hardware it's probably the best tablet ever made. It's screen is excellent and it has certainly the best speakers of any tablet made. The OS has a wonderfully well thought out and easy to learn and use interface. The apps that come with it, at least those that I've used, are excellent.

The problems are two-fold. They have a very poor app store and there isn't much available for it and the majority of what is available is poor. There are some good apps but not many and they're expensive; 2 or 3 times as much as corresponding Ipad or Android apps.

The other problem is that RIM is a phone company and they're used to selling their phones through carriers who provide the first level of support. As a result there is no support available for the Playbook since there is on Carrier. There's simply no-one to call if you have a problem. If you get one you probably want to get a Square Trade warranty or some such so they can handle support.

It's a shame they ignored the Playbook the way they did. It could have been the best tablet there is. When it first came out it was certainly the most expensive tablet made but they've had to cut the prices to practically nothing to get rid of them.


Posted on Nov 10, 2012 3:26:40 AM PST
Thanks for the thoroughly in-depth response. It's pretty much what I wanted to hear barring the bit on streaming. Putlocker and sockshare are the same kind of thing as megavideo, they are free to stream, without downloading, people's uploads of movies etc

Posted on Nov 11, 2012 12:49:38 PM PST
Another quick one, using the USB slot, can you use external memory for files/movies/pictures etc?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 1:59:50 PM PST
B. Marks says:
I also don't know what Megavideo is. :)

Most (not all) tablets have both a USB port and a micro SD card slot. If you want to transfer files you can always do that with the card slot and a card. A lot of tablets (not all) also support thumb drives and external hard drives through the USB port.

By the way, a few tablets have a full size SD slot instead of the micro SD. Personally I prefer that since most micro SD cards come with an adapter anyway, but it doesn't really matter much to me.

There's also a pretty nice app called Wifi Explorer that makes it real simple to transfer files from a PC via Wifi. You run the app and it gives you a URL which you type into the browser on your PC and it presents, in the browser, an interface that looks a lot like Windows explorer. You can use that to tranfer files either way. It's not drag and drop like Windows Explorer but it's pretty easy to use and reasonably fast. This is my preferred way to transfer files most of the time.


Posted on Nov 11, 2012 2:05:33 PM PST
Thanks for the quick response again!! Do you ever use online streaming....?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 5:05:21 PM PST
B. Marks says:
I use streaming a lot. I have Amazon Prime, Netflix and Hulu Plus, although I don't use Hulu that much because of the commercials.

I don't own a TV so the shows I watch are either ones on my LAN or they're shows I stream from online. I generally watch either on a tablet or on my laptop but a tablet is my usual way.


In reply to an earlier post on Mar 20, 2014 5:30:03 AM PDT
what tablet did you end up buying? I am looking for a tablet that i can watch streaming tv thru sockshare, novamov, etc. so am interested in what u got
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