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

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.

Manufacturer’s Description

BlackBerry PlayBook - the world's first professional grade tablet
Discover a truly uncompromised tablet experience with the BlackBerry PlayBook. At less than half an inch thick, with a 1GHz dual core processor, it's both ultra-portable and ultra-powerful, so you get high performance at every turn: stunning multimedia, true multitasking, and access to the whole Internet - no exceptions.