PlayBook goes on sale to mixed reviews

April 15, 2011 0 Comments

BlackBerry's much anticipated PlayBook tablet goes on sale in the US on April 19. However, reviews have been mixed.

The hardware is well received, and reviewers have noted its fast processing speed and multitasking. The cameras (front and back) have also been commended, with a higher resolution for both still photos and video than the iPad 2.

The operating system and software, on the other hand, have not impressed. The browser is said to be slow (although it does support Flash) and BlackBerry is still rolling out software updates only a couple of days before the official launch. PlayBook owners will have to rely on native apps too, as the app store is tiny compared with iTunes.

US pricing for the 7 inch PlayBook matches the 10 inch iPad 2's Wi-Fi only prices: US$499 for 16GB, US$599 for 32GB and US$699 for the 64GB model.

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