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RIM BlackBerry PlayBook: A Promising Tablet, but With Many Rough Edges

At a Glance
  • Generic Company Place Holder BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet Computer

    PCWorld Rating

    RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook looks promising, but the operating system's rough patches and a lack of app selection are reasons to think twice.

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At a Glance
  • PCWorld Rating

    RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook looks promising, but the operating system's rough patches and a lack of app selection are reasons to think twice.

    MSRP: $500 (16GB)

    Pros

    • Sharp display has vivid, accurate colors
    • High-definition video playback impresses
    • Light weight makes this conducive to hold in hand

    Cons

    • Initial software is buggy and lacks polish
    • No integrated e-mail, contacts, or calendaring
    • Awkwardly designed onscreen keyboard

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