BlackBerry Playbook Reviews
"As RIMâ€™s first tablet, but also the first of its products to tout a wholly different OS and underlying architecture, the PlayBook might symbolize the companyâ€™s rebirth into the world of the now â€” a world where just being first doesnâ€™t mean youâ€™re the best."
"The words "play" and "book" are a bit of an odd choice for RIM's latest attempt at consumer relevance, a tablet that, at its core, runs one of the most hardcore and industry-friendly operating systems known to man."
"With solid hardware specs, an operating system that utilizes a gesture-based user interface to deliver true multitasking capabilities and a web browser that supports Adobe Flash, on paper the PlayBook appears to have the raw talent to be a contender."
"I personally like the design, the user interface, and the screen quality â€“ very much."
"Initially billed as the enterprise-focused slate a BlackBerry phone toting business person would covet, the PlayBookâ€™s scope has gradually grown to encompass the consumer market too."
"But has it been worth the wait, should you be resisting your urges for an iPad, and has RIM with its new operating system got what it takes?"
"The BlackBerry Playbook OS 2.0 software update makes RIM's tablet much more functional and versatile, but that's not quite enough."
"The RIM BlackBerry PlayBook is finally a viable tablet computer, now that it includes native email support, but it still lags behind the competition in third-party apps."
"Promising new multi-tasking tablet has a serious app problem."
"The BlackBerry PlayBook isnâ€™t just the first tablet out of Research In Motion â€” itâ€™s the first product to emerge from the companyâ€™s new do-or-die strategy."