Know what today is? It's yet another busy Tuesday in the tech world, and
part of that is due to Research In Motion shipping their first tablet.
The QNX-based BlackBerry PlayBook
has been in the works for months upon
months. We've known about its existence since the end of last year, and
with reviews just hitting the Web this week, it's now time for the
public to get their hands on it. Many early critics found the PlayBook
lacking in a few instances, namely, the omission of a dedicated e-mail
client. As it stands, the PlayBook requires a BlackBerry link to get
e-mail, but RIM
has made clear that they'll be changing that soon.
Last-minute software updates were also coming hot and heavy, and early
reports of sluggish sales can't be helping things. Analysts don't seem
enthralled by the product, and while RIM's earnings have been up lately,
it's the future that has Wall Street worried. Here's the question: did
you line up to get a PlayBook today? How are you enjoying it, and how
does it compare to the other tablets out there from Apple and Samsung?