RIM's 7-inch BlackBerry PlayBook initially lacked a dedicated email client or support for Android apps, which led to lackluster reviews (read our review for details). Recently, though, RIM announced an upgrade to the PlayBook OS that adds email, contacts, and calendar applications; an updated home screen; and support for Android apps. Once that upgrade hits devices, the PlayBook may well become a player in the tablet market. Right now you can grab a 64GB version of the 7-inch device at Newegg.com for only $299 (with free shipping)--about $50 less than other deals I've seen online.
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