The Playbook is RIM’s (“Research in Motion”) attempt of bringing the Blackberry OS into the tablet market, and already on first glance this proves to be a tricky objectvive. Not only is the screen a bit too small to directly compete with the IPad or the various 11-inch Android devices, the number of Apps available for Blackberry is only much smaller than for its competitors.
Measuring less than half an inch thick and weighing less than a pound, the PlayBook features a 7-inch high-resolution display that looks and feels great in your hand-and it supports 4-fingered multi-touch gestures. It also wirelessly connects to your BlackBerry smartphone for real-time access to email, calendar, address book and task list, Documents To Go and BBM using BlackBerry Bridge.
In addition to Wi-Fi support, the PlayBook features a 1 GHz dual-core processor, 16 GB of storage, 1 GB of RAM, GPS for navigation and location-based services, dual HD webcams for video chats and snapping pics, and an intuitive BlackBerry Tablet OS based on powerful, user-friendly QNX technology.
It certainly serves as a browsing device and has decent speed and accurancy when it comes to touch gestures, however personally for us the screen is simply too small to make it work as an IPad replacement. However if you love your Blackberry and want to have something with the same touch and feel, this might be the tablet you have been waiting for.