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BlackBerry Playbook
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Overall 6
6.0

BlackBerry PlayBook

Channel5
4 October 2014
  • Summary: The BlackBerry PlayBook is a neat, compact and capable tablet. We like it, but sadly that isn't enough, as the lack of apps severely lets it down. Without apps, you'll often find yourself wondering what to do with this tablet – a problem you'd never have with the iPad 2.
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Overall 6
6.0

BlackBerry PlayBook

Examiner
29 November 2012
  • Excerpt: The BlackBerry PlayBook deserves a second look as an affordable tablet with enough under that capacitive touch screen in the way of hardware to compete against some of those better brands of tablets but a simple option may mar this reviewers recommendation.
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Overall 6
6.0

BlackBerry Playbook OS 2.0 Review

LAPTOP Magazine
24 February 2012
  • Summary: Overall, BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 is a solid update for the PlayBook. However, most of the improvements it brings to the table are features that should have been there from the beginning. There's not a lot that truly sets the PlayBook apart from the rest of the tablet crowd.
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Overall 6
6.0

RIM BlackBerry PlayBook (2012)

PC Magazine
14 December 2011
  • Conclusion: 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.
  • Pros: Sharp, beautiful screen. Top-notch browser with full Flash video support. Wirelessly transfers files to and from computers on same network.
  • Cons: Far fewer third-party apps than the iPad, and the ones that exist aren't nearly as compelling. Doesn't sync with BES or support BlackBerry Messenger.
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Overall 6
6.0

BlackBerry PlayBook

Jeffs Reviews
24 October 2011
  • Summary: The BlackBerry PlayBook deserves a second look as an affordable tablet with enough under that capacitive touch screen in the way of hardware to compete against some of those better brands of tablets but a simple option may mar this reviewers recommendation.
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Overall 6
6.1

Expert Review

reviewed
24 July 2011
  • Summary: Blackberry’s foray into tablets has some bright spots, but a lot of issues as well.
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Overall 6
6.0

BlackBerry PlayBook

MobileTechReview.com
26 April 2011
  • Conclusion: Consumer electronics devices rarely leave me feeling this conflicted. I love the PlayBook experience with its fast and mature user interface that's more polished than Android (and I'm an Android user) and far stronger at multitasking than iOS.
  • Pros: Superb hardware, elegant and fast UI, multitasks like a champ., Pro: Superb hardware, top notch display, delightful user interface, solid multitasking, good battery life, full 1080p HDMI out.
  • Cons: Rushed to market before PIM apps and email client reader. 3rd party apps are thin in this brand new platform., Con: Missing basic PIM apps and email client at launch. BlackBerry Bridge not available for AT&T BlackBerry smartphones (AT&T's fault), quality apps in AppWorld MIA at launch.
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Overall 6
6.1
Performance 6
6.0
Battery performance 8
8.0
Display 7
7.0
Camera 6
6.0
Software 5
5.0
Speakers 7
7.0

BlackBerry PlayBook review

theverge.com
13 April 2011
  • Excerpt: To say that the BlackBerry PlayBook — and a review of the PlayBook — is something of an anticipated event would be an understatement. From the first moment the tech community caught wind (and sight) of Research In Motion’s first foray into the tablet world, everyone seems to be on pins and needles.
  • Pros: Handsome design, Gestures make the OS easy to navigate, Good battery life
  • Cons: Software feels sloppy, No native email or calendar, Third-party support is awful
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Overall 6
6.0

Review: RIM BlackBerry Playbook

Wired
13 April 2011
  • Excerpt: The BlackBerry PlayBook tablet is a good-looking piece of hardware. Like the proto-humans in 2001: A Space Odyssey , you’ll be eager to touch the monolithic object’s black, buttonless visage. But once you do, things get a little more complicated.
  • Pros: Sexy design appeals to the Mies in you. Media is a joy with a brilliant display, great sound and an HDMI output. Two cameras: one on the front, a better one on the back. Supports tethering to BlackBerry phones. Comes with office-productivity apps that can read and edit MS Office files. App multit...
  • Cons: RIM’s WebKit-based browser is about as stable as your bipolar uncle. No native e-mail, calendar or contacts apps. App ecosystem is lacking. You’ll need to install a driver before you can connect it to your PC or Mac. Runs Flash, sorta.
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Overall 5
5.0

BlackBerry PlayBook Review

LAPTOP Magazine
13 April 2011
  • Summary: It's not really a matter of too little, too late with the BlackBery PlayBook. If anything, RIM's first tablet feels as if it was rushed to market. The PlayBook has a well-designed interface and plenty of power under the hood for serious multitasking.
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