BlackBerry PlayBook: It's pure magic
This reviewer had an opportunity to own an iPad for a brief period; comparisons with his existing workhorse, PlayBook. BlackBerry PlayBook demonstrates the power of QNX. Unfortunately, at the time of its launch it had to compete against dirt cheap lowly Android clones flooded from China. The tech press pronounced it as dead on arrival since it blamed it for lack of applications. This reviewer did face a Hobson’s choice for the tablet but in retrospect, it was a sensible decision to stick with BlackBerry.
The first impression for iPad was overwhelmingly negative. Apart from the 9.7 inch screen, it appears and feels brittle. It has a cheap plasticky contraption that serves as a sleep button with oddly placed volume rocker on the side. Holding the sharpened edges of the screen makes it very uncomfortable to hold it for prolonged periods. The first boot showed nothing barring the stock access for contacts or camera. The App Store is restricted to the country of origin. Luckily, my tablet connected to Wi-Fi since there had been