Research in Motion has just announced the BlackBerry PlayBook, a tablet device designed to compete with Apple's iPad and Samsung's Galaxy Tab. Slated for release in the Spring of 2011, the device will feature multi-tasking, Flash 10.1 support, front and rear-facing HD video cameras, and a slew of other high-end features.
At a Glance
RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook looks promising, but the operating system's rough patches and a lack of app selection are reasons to think twice.
- Sharp display has vivid, accurate colors
- High-definition video playback impresses
- Light weight makes this conducive to hold in hand
- Initial software is buggy and lacks polish
- No integrated e-mail, contacts, or calendaring
- Awkwardly designed onscreen keyboard