If you were wondering how the PlayBook looks and feels here is a quick hands-on of the PlayBook.

Pros:

  • Nice, small size.  Feels lightweight yet solidly built.
  • Zippyness of the UI.
  • Flash enabled.

Cons:

  • Small App Catalog
  • No native email client.  Unheard of and unfathomable in this day and age.
  • Insanely tiny power button.  Both me and the store associate thought the power was drained because the button was so small and recessed that we kept missing the button.
  • UI depends on unintuitive gestures.  If you didn’t know the bezel was capacitive than you would literally have no idea how to get around.
  • Price. I can’t understand why so many OEMs are charging so much for so limited a device.  Without tons of apps and broad platform connectivity superiority it just feels limited in so many ways.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Lol, trying to post while walking and dodging my supervisor isn’t easy. Risky business but it needed to be put up. Going forward I’ll have a solid format on reviews.

  2. I like your review. I have had a play with the device as well, and to be honest I don’t think there’s alot more to say about it. Also, live flash 9 h264 video doesn’t work. Which was another minus.
    Useless device.

  3. I had a hands on with this useless device the day it cane out. Return to sender. This thing needs more time in the oven.

    Scratch that. RIM just needs to go away.

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