BB playbook, or Nexus 7?
Which to buy?
Hardware numbers wise the Nexus seems a little better however stereo speakers, the rear camera, and the 64GB on the Playbook seen like a bonus, however I use the cloud for a lot of storage and stream media.
OTOH the Nexus is android, therefore full access to the play store and all the apps therein.
I haven't played with the Nexus at all yet, I was really impressed with the speed of the playbook, does anyone know how the Nexus compares to this? I'm hoping favourably being Google's own and free of any skin over jelly bean.
Currently all I own and use is a desktop running Ubuntu(rarely), a netbook with windows (often), and an iphone 4 16GB (never leaves my hand).
Spending few bucks more reminds me of the days of when i bought my first android motorola back flip, with the same price today i have a nexus 7 32 gb hspa
The Nexus 7 DOES have stereo speakers, however they are both firing through the same grill making it seem mono. I do sort of miss having a rear camera, but realistically its not that bad. I still take most pics with my cell phone anyways.
It does really depend on your usage. I don't use Skype or Netflix (like schmeis does) so that is something I wouldn't miss.
Honestly there is one other factor I think you missed completely. The playbook runs flash, which is still an integral part of the web. HTML5 isn't there yet, as I expect you may realize if you browse on your iPhone. That being said, for non-flash sites Chrome on the Nexus 7 is VERY good.
The Playbooks hardware and OS are great but the complete lack of apps kills it. No Netflix, no Skype, terrible video and music apps. It's like having a Porsche up on blocks in the driveway: wonderful to look at but you can't do a damn thing with it. Luckily it was a Christmas gift so I didn't waste any money on it.
It did make me realize that I could use a tablet in the house, if had apps worth using. So I ordered a Nexus 7 last week.