Some of the best news to come out of CES for me at least was to learn that the Playbook will be coming out in the first quarter on Sprints network. My company is primarily Sprint with me being one of them. From early previews most people are very happy with the performance of the “tablet” and are very impressed with the browser that is based on webkit. Another great feature is the new OS based on QNX Software.
Time will tell if this tablet can make a dent in the other ecosystem. But if RIM wants to be around next year they have to market this hardware properly and give it a price point that will make it hard for companies to not think about.