Summary: I bought a new one from amazon ...it became completely dumb within 2 weeks ...it is my first experience with blackberry ...and it will be the last one ...What kind of set can stop working after only 2 weeks ???!!!!!!!!!!!
Summary: This thing is a very classy, and solidly build product. The screen is top notch and the QNX OS is definitely innovative. My girlfriend has the new IPAD and it is also awesome, but in a different way. For half the price, I'd save your money and get this, especially if you want something more portable than a 10 inch slab.
Summary: Tablet works great. Has some nice features, especially the ability to work with Ms Office documents. Nice video camera, email and Web browser. Nice machine. The issue is the lack of decent apps from BlackBerry. Don't be fooled about this running Android apps because it doesn't -they need to be converted to work with BlackBerry. And don't be confused with all of the apps in BlackBerry app world.
Summary: I have to say up front that this is one impressive little piece of hardware!! It appears to be very solidly built, has outstanding display graphics and great battery life. The user interface (once you grasp a few of the basic swipes) is very strait forward and intuitive. It is easy to use and very well laid out. My wife has an Ipad and it compares very favorably to that device.
Summary: To start off I got the Nook tablet before this and I returned it as soon as I got it. It had an overall cheap feel to it and the operating system was terrible. There were almost no apps for it and your home screen was limited to a bookshelf. I guess that it was a good ebook reader and that is about it. I wanted a real tablet so I ordered the Playbook. The first thing that I noticed about the Playbook was the quality.
Pros: Multitasking, Flash Support, Beautiful screen, high quality build, Best web browsing experience of any tablet, Free Preinstalled Apps like Need for Speed, Docs to Go, Kobo, Tetris, Facebook, etc.
Cons: Fewer Apps than Android and iOS, but more and more Apps are added every day and now Big developers are bringing apps too: Wikipedia, Gameloft, Kayak, Rovio (Angry Birds), EA, Facebook, Splashtop, and much more.
Summary: Being a faithful blackberry user before someone decided the coin "smartphone" can give you kind of an idea that i've been waiting for the PlayBook. I've never given up on RIM because in reality its more likely the competing companies that aren't "ready". Nobody dares to give this company ANY credit for any breakthroughs they've made within the hardware division. Sure, they didn't invent texting but they sure came up with an idea to make it a whole lot easier.
Summary: This is my first tablet, I am an engineer working in a pretty professional environment, just to let you know about me. I like my gadgets, have too many, but have slowed down on Gadget Acquisition greatly in the past decade. My wife has an iPad 2, so those are the only two tablets I have much experience with. I love the Playbook. For me it far exceeds the iPad in just almost every way.