Excerpt: To say that RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook has been a sore spot for the company would be an understatement. In our initial review, we chided the PlayBook's lack of basic features, such as a native email client, as well as its buggy software. And we weren't alone.
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 ...
Summary: Professional gamer? Blackberry touts its tablet as a symbiosis of entertainment and work. Is the BlackBerry Tablet OS worth being tied to? After all, that excludes the large selection of apps on the Android Market.
Pros: Handy size, Stable case, Brilliant colors / good contrast, Bright TFT for outdoors, HDMI video out, Long battery life, Operating concept, The control concept with swiping over the lateral edges. The super bright screen is a knockout.
Cons: Only 12 month manufacturer warranty, Time Out can't be disabled, No virtual environment for Android apps, No email client, No SD card slot, A timeout of more than five minutes.
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!