Blackberry addicts can now pick up their shiny Playbook today (provided you live within 2 specific countries).
We are thrilled to be launching the BlackBerryÂ® PlayBookâ„¢ tablet â€“ the worldâ€™s first professional-grade tablet. It is available today in thousands of retail outlets across the United States and Canada.Â Â (Official Blackberry Blog)
Although RIM poured out their heart and soul into this device (with a camera that blows iPad 2 out of the water), the lack of a native email and calendar client from the go makes the device almost worthless to consumers and corporations.
In order to gain access to those features, you will need a Blackberry smartphone (since Playbook “borrows” those apps from Blackberry) making the tablet useless for Android and iOS fans who may not want an iPad 2.
Hopefully RIM will consider adding these features to Playbook, as the last thing the company needs is buyers remorse due to the inability to send a message without the assistance of a nearby Blackberry.
Originally posted on April 19, 2011 @ 12:36 pm