BlackBerry PlayBook Gets Panned by Reviewers

The critics have weighed in with their early thoughts on RIM’s device

PC World (US), 4/15/11

Research In Motion’s iPad competitor, the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, goes on sale April 19, but it’s not ready for prime time. Reviewers who got their hands on the PlayBook early posted their thoughts on the tablet — and it’s not good news for RIM.

The 7-inch BlackBerry PlayBook packs some impressive specs for its size and slenderness: a 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, two high-resolution cameras (3MP front, 5MP back), micro HDMI out and it’s pretty zippy.

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