Excerpt: When we reviewed the BlackBerry PlayBook back in April , we couldn’t help feeling the device’s insides didn’t match its outsides. The PlayBook is a well-built, good-looking device, but its software was buggy, frustrating, and frankly unfinished.
Pros: Much improved performance, Email, calendar, contacts apps are finally native, Smart UI enhancements
Cons: Still some bugs, particularly with scrolling, Android app selection is weak, Email app could be better
Excerpt: Officially announced in September of last year, the long-awaited BlackBerry PlayBook was released on April 19th 2011, with a starting price of $499. It featured the all-new BlackBerry Tablet OS, the PlayBook sports a 7" display that makes this tablet more portable for everyday use than Apple's iPad...
Pros: Smaller tablet form factor makes the PlayBook more portable for everyday use, Well-built hardware with solid specs, great display, QNX-based BlackBerry Tablet OS solves all of the historical complaints of the BlackBerry Phone OS - feels like a modern OS and a solid base platform for RIM to build ...
Cons: Smaller form factor means a 7" display which makes some activites less enjoyable than they could be on a bigger display (ie. web browsing), Tiny flush-mounted power button is annoying to use, BlackBerry Tablet OS is still young and has many gaps that need to be filled in which currently takeaway ...
Conclusion: Make no mistake, the BlackBerry PlayBook has plenty of potential. The hardware is fast, the design soberly striking (annoying power button notwithstanding) and the QNX OS pulls many of the best aspects from rival platforms into a stable, generally well thought out environment.
BlackBerry PlayBook review from a First Time Tablet User…
Simple Mobile Review
4 October 2011
Excerpt: I have several friends that love their BlackBerry smartphones so I lent one a BlackBerry PlayBook to test out. I reset my device and turned it over with no instructions other than ‘tell me what you think’. During my friends […]
Blackberry Playbook vs iPad 2 – how does RIM’s first tablet stack up against the tablet king?
15 August 2011
Conclusion: At about the same price, the Blackberry Playbook looks like it’ll make a bad choice over the iPad 2, but if you need a reliable tablet with no frills that is meant to do one thing, and do it well, it may be a better choice, although the iPad 2 is certainly better equipped to handle the ever-changing...
RIM’s Blackberry Playbook vs Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 8.9 for a business user
29 July 2011
Conclusion: The Blackberry Playbook and Galaxy Tab 8.9 are both excellent devices, but the former is a better choice for those who are already using RIM’s BES or BIS services. However, if you’re a small business owner and are just starting out, The Galaxy Tab 8.9 will make a great addition in your and your...
Excerpt: Sure, the PlayBook from RIM might have been released a couple of months ago. Sure, it isn’t exactly selling as well as anyone predicted. Sure, we might have slammed the tablet from Canada a couple of times here at NBT, but does all of this mean RIM didn’t get anything right? Of course not!
Blackberry Playbook – a very attractive offer, but can it compete software-wise?
21 July 2011
Conclusion: The Blackberry Playbook is already available for sale in the US, and it’s an excellent choice for current Blackberry owners and fans, but it can also make a great choice as a first tablet if you want something reliable, stable and serious for business or even every day work – the Playbook will...
BlackBerry PlayBook Review: Good Hardware Seeks Great Software
15 July 2011
Excerpt: BlackBerry is proof of the tech industry’s merciless pace of innovation. Five years ago, Research in Motion (the company responsible for BlackBerry) seemed to be on the top of the mobile world.