Review of the CrowPi2 Raspberry Pi-Based Laptop
The CrowPi2 Raspberry Pi-based laptop review is written by Chris Coughlin, who is a former RIM marketing manager. He has now left the company to become a consultant and trainer on small business. He has written this review to inform potential buyers of what the Pi is all about and to give insight into what it means for RIM.
The BlackBerry RIM is the most advanced mobile phone on the market today. It has an impressive features list that includes the ability to browse the internet via Bluetooth or through WiFi. There are also a number of social networking features such as blogs and e-mails that can be created and edited directly from the phone itself. But then again, the phone has some shortcomings as well.
In terms of battery life, the phone is average. And because the BlackBerry has a slow processor speed, its speed while browsing the internet is somewhat disappointing. The Pi uses a more powerful processor called the BCM94313A that allows the phone to be faster at running applications. However, the processor tends to lag at times when running a large number of applications at once. And the camera, speakers, and navigation buttons on the phone do not work very well.
The battery life is good but then again, the RIM Playbook laptop has had problems with running out of juice before it reaches a predetermined time limit. In many ways, the Pi is still like the Playbook because the phone can run out of power while it is connected to the charger.
So, we can see that the phone is basically a smartphone with a thin and light form factor. And as with any smartphone, there are limitations with this device. The phone has a slow processor, and the battery life is just average. In general, users will be more interested in the many added features and the ability to surf the web through a Wi-Fi network rather than in the hardware itself. As for price, that’s a little bit tricky because it varies from model to model.
In the Crow Pi2 Raspberry Pi-based laptop review, we saw that it is a phone that is very similar to the Playbook. however, it is larger than the Playbook and it is lighter as well.
The best feature on the Pi-based is the ability to edit files directly from the phone itself. Since the Playbook has built in Wi-Fi connectivity, you can connect to a Wi-Fi network on the go without having to go to the web browser. However, the phone has an average screen resolution.
There are several other options that you have to download to your phone such as a camera, Bluetooth, cellular data, and even internet access via mobile app stores. However, the phone is very limited when it comes to downloading certain files.
The Crow Pi2 Raspberry Pi-based is also very small when compared with a typical BlackBerry or iPhone. It is the same thickness and about the same weight. However, when comparing it to the average size of the iPod touch, it’s a lot thinner. And it feels really light in your hand.
However, the phone is not compatible with all cellular carriers. So, if you want to use the phone online, you will need to either have a carrier contract or use a tethering device. In some cases, the device will not work at all.
Overall, the phone is not the best choice if you are looking for a phone with a full-featured operating system. However, if you want a smartphone that will allow you to surf the web, use the email and text messaging services, and do basic communication without spending a ton of money, this is a good option.