Tuesday, April 19, 2011
BlackBerry PlayBook launches today: April 19
Here's a PC Review summary:
Excellent user interface. Sharp, beautiful screen. Top-notch browser with full Flash-video support. Wirelessly transfers files to and from computers on same network. Internet tethering with Blackberry phones works well—and it's free.
Some hardware issues and significant software bugs. No native e-mail support at launch—only browser bookmarks for Webmail sites. Bridge support for BlackBerry phone sync is not yet finalized. No video chat despite front-facing camera.
When RIM pushes out the updates to make the BlackBerry PlayBook a better tablet for e-mail, video chat, and productivity, we'll revisit this rating. For now, though, it's outmatched by competitors with more versatile and complete feature sets.