Being a university student, I don't have much money at all. So seeing how the playbook recently went on sale in the UK, I decided to pick one up for my educational use. This use mainly involves reading lecture and course material in the form of PDFs, and keeping my lecture notes by my side at all times. Adobe reader is installed by default on the playbook, and having used adobe on my previous iphone, my current galaxy nexus and my computer I had the highest confidence that Adobe reader on the playbook would get the job done perfectly.
Now heres my problem. The reader you have supplied for the playbook is not worthy of being labelled an adobe product. It is an absolute embarassment. I still to this day think this app was made by a bored employee sitting on a toilet who finished developing the app so fast he had enough time to read a whole newspaper before wiping his derriere. It is the most basic reader that takes a long time to correctly load and display simple PDF files; the scrolling system is slow, theres no search function, theres no bookmarking or highlighting or annotations, and there is no option to change text size or view etc.
What makes this situation worse is that you developed and updated ALL other forms of adobe reader on android, iOS, windows.. and many other platforms, and left out the blackberry playbook. As a customer of yours, I am VERY frustrated and feel massively left out. You may think us playbook users have an alternative on our playbook, but the truth is we don't. You may think that we could just log on to our computers to view the PDF documents, but some of us can't. You aren't simply saving resources by (neglecting your customers) not developing an update for Adobe reader on the playbook, you are potentially disturbing peoples professional lives, and you are certainly disrupting my, and many others education. There is no justification for this from a hardware point of view, as the playbook has specs good enough to run far more complicated applications.
I've waited and waited, I've updated to playbook OS 2 and still nothing. I feel there is no excuse for this and I would appreciate a contribution from an Adobe member of staff/developer who will come forward and explain what is going on, and what is going to be done about it.
Thank you for your time,
M, the student.