Review Roundup: BlackBerry PlayBook

Submitted by lalit on April 15, 2011 - 9:30am.

RIM’s first tablet BlackBerry PlayBook ships on April 19th in US and Canada. The 7-inch PlayBook comes with 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, up to 64GB storage, 3-megapixel front camera, 5-megapixel rear camera WiFi and Bluetooth. BlackBerry PlayBook is priced $499 for 16GB model, $599 for 32GB model and $699 for 64GB model.

Many tech websites have posted reviews of the new BlackBerry Playbook with most calling its software incomplete, especially for non-BlackBerry users. Engadget’s Tim Stevens concluded his PlayBook review by saying “Right now, the BlackBerry PlayBook is a tablet that will come close to satisfying those users who gravitate toward the first word in its name: BlackBerry. Those who were more excited about the "play" part would be well advised to look elsewhere, at least until Android compatibility joins the party. Then, well, anything could happen.”

Overall, hardware-wise the BlackBerry PlayBook is impressive, but with missing features like e-mail client, calendar, address book, BlackBerry Messenger, no apps and software bugs, RIM still has long way to go. If you are not a BlackBerry smartphone user, you shouldn’t even look at the PlayBook till RIM adds the above-mentioned missing features. However, if you are a dedicated BlackBerry user you can live with the PlayBook, as some of the missing features like e-mail, calendar and address book are support via BlackBerry Bridge software using your BlackBerry smartphone.

Below we have added links to 10 best BlackBerry PlayBook reviews available online: